photo credit: Phillip Reed
Elisabeth Condon, born in Los Angeles and based in Manhattan and Tampa, Florida, paints landscape with a feminist perspective. Her painting process begins with pours of acrylic color and calligraphy ink on linen, to which she adds landscape elements, vintage wallpapers, textile patterns, and improvisational techniques inspired by ancient Chinese scrolls. Condon recently completed the public art work Urban Idyll (2018), commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Art & Design for the NYCT Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. Station in Queens.
The recipient of a 2018 Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist & Sculptors Grant, Condon was awarded the New York PULSE Prize and New York Studio School Alumni Association Mercedes Matter Award for 2015, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and Florida Individual Fellowship for 2008, and numerous research grants from the University of South Florida, Tampa, where she held tenure from 2003-2014. Condon is a 2019 MacDowell Fellow. Her previous residencies and fellowships include the Montello, UCross, and Morris Graves Foundations, Carizozo Colony, Wave Hill Winter Workspace Program, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, Fountainhead, The Yaddo Corporation, and National Parks Residencies at Grand Canyon and the Florida Everglades. Condon's works are held in the public collections of Perez Art Museum Miami, Tampa Museum of Art, United States Embassy Beijing, and JP Morgan Chase, and private collections world wide. Her work has been featured in numerous online and print publications including Hyperallergic, artcritical, Artnews, Arts + Antiques, the New York Times, New York Observer, and the Miami Herald.