Informed by scroll painting and 20th century abstraction, Elisabeth Condon paints landscapes where nature and décor intersect. Her work has been likened to the Pattern & Decoration artists who refused to dwell in abstraction without representation, her poured color the primal soup from which her pictures emerge. Layering pours and patterns, sometimes to the point of overload, opens pockets of space in her compressed painting surfaces. Making and viewing her paintings becomes a means of travel through vision, time, and memory.
Condon has been the guest of artist residencies in Mexico City, Shanghai, Grand Canyon, and Florida Everglades, among many other places. Adapting direct observations landscape to pattern, she recently completed Urban Idyll, thirty-six laminated glass panels commissioned by MTA Art & Design for the NYCT Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. Station in Queens, New York.
Condon's work has been recognized by the 2015 Pulse NY Art Fair, New York Studio School Alumni Association, Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her paintings are held in the collections of Perez Art Museum Miami, Tampa Museum of Art, United States Embassy Beijing, and JP Morgan Chase, as well as private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Condon’s work has been considered in numerous online and print publications including Hyperallergic, artcritical, Artnews, Arts + Antiques, Miami Herald, New York Observer, and the New York Times.