photo credit: Phillip Reed
Elisabeth Condon combines pours of color, vintage patterns, and sumi-e idioms in paintings where nature and decor intersect. Urban Idyll, Condon's 2018 commission by MTA Art & Design for the NYCT Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. Station in Queens, and the 2019 exhibition Effulgence at Emerson-Dorsch in Miami align Condon with Pattern & Decoration painters "who, like Condon, challenged high modernism because they refused to dwell in abstraction without representation." Condon defines her work as feminist landscape. Her improvisational pictorial structures embrace permeability and change, equating painting with the discoveries of travel.
Condon has been awarded a 2018 Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist & Sculptors Grant, the New York PULSE Prize, the New York Studio School Alumni Association Mercedes Matter Award, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and a Florida Individual Fellowship. She is a 2019 MacDowell Fellow. Her residencies and fellowships include Tlacopac in Mexico City, the Montello, UCross, and Morris Graves Foundations, Carizozo Colony, Wave Hill Winter Workspace Program, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, Fountainhead, Yaddo, and two National Parks Artist Residencies, Grand Canyon and 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, New York Times, New York Observer, and Miami Herald.