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Elisabeth Condon is a painter, traveler, and Chinese scroll aficionado, whose work re-interprets Chinese principles of balance for an information-saturated world. 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 in 2014.
In 2015 Condon also received the New York Studio School Alumni Association's Mercedes Matter Award. Other awards and fellowships include a Hanban Confucius Institute Understanding China Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Florida Individual Artist Grant and numerous University research grants. Artist residencies include Wave Hill, Art & History Museums Maitland, Florida Everglades (AIRIE), Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, Grand Canyon National Park, Wupatki Natiional Monument, Corporation of Yaddo, Fountainhead and Red Gate, among others.
Condon has exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, FL, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Shenghua Art Centre, Nanjing, 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.
A Los Angeles native now based in New York, Condon was Associate Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of South Florida, Tampa from 2003-14. Florida's landscape connected her to 1960s Los Angeles, and the dual time and space it proposed led Condon to research Chinese scrolls for their unfolding sense of time. Condon's work is represented by Lesley Heller Workspace, New York and Emerson-Dorsch, Miami.