Elisabeth Condon

Biography

Elisabeth Condon is a painter, traveler, and Chinese scroll aficionado, whose work re-interprets Chinese principles of balance for an information-saturated world. A Los Angeles native now based in New York and Tampa, Condon was Associate Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of South Florida, Tampa from 2003-14. Florida's landscape catapulted Condon's memory to 1960s Los Angeles, and the dual sense of time and space that emerged inspired research on Chinese scrolls and their unfolding sense of time. Condon received the 2015 New York Pulse Prize for the body of work she created during a six-month residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai. 

Condon's awards and fellowships include the New York Studio School Alumni Association's Mercedes Matter Award, Hanban Confucius Institute Understanding China Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Florida Individual Artist Grant and numerous University research grants. Artist residencies include Wave Hill, Florida Everglades (AIRIE), Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, the Morris Graves Foundation, Grand Canyon National Park, Wupatki Natiional Monument, Corporation of Yaddo, Fountainhead, and Red Gate, among others.

Condon has exhibited in venues such as the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Shenghua Art Centre, Nanjing, The Tampa Museum of Art,1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, Hollywood Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Ft. Lauderdale Museum, FL and Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT.  In 2009 her work was featured in a survey exhibition at the Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA, for which a catalog was published. Condon's work is held in public collections including the Tampa Museum of Art, the US Embassy Beijing, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Traces Collection Shanghai, the JP Morgan/ Chase Collection NY and numerous private collections around the world.