Elisabeth Condon

Born 1959, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Condon Elisabeth, DateLine, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches
Condon Elisabeth DateLine, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 72 x 72 inches

Elisabeth Condon's pour paintings reference scroll painting, postwar abstraction, vintage textile patterns, and her immediate surroundings.

Selected Works

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Elisabeth Condon

Elisabeth Condon is an American artist whose multilayered pour paintings reference scroll painting, postwar abstraction, vintage textile patterns, nightclubs, and her immediate surroundings. An eloquent writer about her process and philosophy, interviews are a good way to delve into her deeply erudite way of articulating the context and references in her work. Recent interviews are available at Voyage Mia and Provk Magazine. Here is an excerpt from the Introduction to her exhibition catalog for her most recent show at Emerson Dorsch:

“Elisabeth’s intellect, spirit and sharp wit are on a full view in these pieces. As Franklin Einspruch wrote of her, “to know Elisabeth Condon is to understand the magnitude of art in her head.” Her knowledge of art history and her commitment to sustained examination of past and present paintings have inspired me since I first began working with her in 2008. She is more than these attributes though. Eisnpruch gets it right when he elaborates that Elisabeth’s head in that sentence is better understood as the Chinese word for heart, xin, which encompasses all aspects of enlightened being. Sporting cropped red hair and vividly patterned clothes, her spritely presence vibrates with her passion for art and life.

Her inexhaustible research fuels her practice, which begins a monk-like ritual each day and finishes after painting until 2 or 3am each night. Her Tampa studio, where she made the paintings for this show, has about 50 paint pots laid out on two or three tables, brushes neatly divided by size and texture, and paintings all around. The space has a lofted ceiling and natural light spills through the windows high above. The painting process in this show came on the heels of a two week print-making residency with Graphicstudio, one of more than twenty renowned residencies all over the word Condon has attended through the years. Her travels are part of her research. She summoned her time in New York, NY, where she spends half of the year, in her depiction of pigeons as symbols of that city’s landscape. Often within a single painting there is conflict, like a desire to be in another place than where she is. She tells me that when she is in New York she thirsts for Florida’s lushness and space. Other conflicts manifest in her treatment of her subjects – they are not always easy depictions. She often explodes, obliterates or dissolves the flowers entirely. She can be irreverent. She enacts ambivalence while committing fully. The battle on view is part of the show.”


Elisabeth Condon (Born 1959 Los Angeles, CA) is a North American artist, born in Los Angeles and based in New York, NY and Tampa, FL. She works primarily as a painter, invoking synthetic landscapes from a feminist perspective. Condon’s process layers initial pours of acrylic color and ink, adding vintage wallpaper and textile patterns, or brush painting techniques inspired by the imaginary travel in scrolls. In addition to the 2019 solo exhibition Effulgence at Emerson Dorsch, Condon recently completed Urban Idyll (2018) at the NYCT Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. Station, commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design.

The recipient of a 2018 Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist & Sculptors Grant, Condon has been awarded the 2015 New York PULSE Prize, the 2015 New York Studio School Alumni Association Mercedes Matter Award, a 2008 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant a 2008 Florida Individual Fellowship, and fifteen research grants from the University of South Florida, where she held tenure for eleven years. 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 AIRIE in the Florida Everglades. Condon’s work is held in the collections of Perez Art Museum Miami, Tampa Museum of Art, United States Embassy Beijing, and JP Morgan Chase, and 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. Elisabeth Condon’s work is represented by Emerson Dorsch.



Effulgence, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL
Mitsui/Fudosan at 527 Madison, New York, NY, curator Jay Grimm

Miami International Airport Galleries, curator Tyler Emerson Dorsch

Audience Choice, Saunders Foundation Gallery, Tampa Museum of Art, FL
Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Center for Visual Arts, Interlochen Center for the
Arts Interlochen, MI
AIRIE Nest, Everglades, FL

Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

Pulse New York, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, New York, NY (Prize Recipient)

University Gallery, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Art & Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve, Montreal (duo)
Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison State College, Fort Myers, FL

Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Next Art Fair, Chicago, IL

Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
Da Feng Gallery, Beijing, China

Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI (duo)
Bleu Acier, Inc., Tampa, FL
ADA Gallery, Richmond VA (duo)

With Bruce Willhelm, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Beaker Gallery, Tampa, FL (also 2003)

Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France

Jeffrey Coploff, New York, NY


The Power of Ten, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild NY, curator Jane Hart
TIME/FRAME/MATTER: HARD LIGHT, curated by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Richard Haley,
hosted by Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Mercedes Matter Award Show, New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition, 122 Grand St., NY
What We Create May Save Us, curated by Cynthia Reynolds, Ejecta Projects, PA
Postcards from the Pandemic, Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Eco Consciousness, juried by Eleanor Heartney for ecoartspace, online catalog
Art Off Screen, organized by Eileen Jeng Lynch, Neumeraki Projects, NY, NY Mother Altar, Mother Gallery, Beacon, New York (contributor)
New York Studio School 2020 Alumni Exhibition (online) (prize recipient)
Drawing Challenge (weekly online exhibition), Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
Return to the Source, Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, Riverdale, Bronx, NY

Florida Contemporary, Baker Museum of Art, Naples, FL, curator Rangsook Yoon
Unbound: Selections from the Stanton Storer Collection, UT Hartley/Scarfone Gallery,Tampa, FL
Divine Interventions, Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor, NY, curator Teri Hackett
Parameters, LES Gallery at The Clemente, New York, NY , curator Dan Rosenbaum
Dance With Me, Galerie Zurcher, New York, NY, curator Kyle Staver
Incise, Echo, & Repeat, Abrazo Interno Gallery, curators Kylie Heidenheimer and Camilla Fallon

PARADISE SUMMIT, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL
Brooklyn Combine, Norte Maar at The Muse, Brooklyn, NY
Natural Proclivities, Shirley Fiterman Center for the Arts, BMCC, New York, NY, curators Kim Power and Melanie Vote

Flora Fantastica!, Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY,
curator Jennifer McGregor
Selections From the Permanent Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Aesthetics & Values, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Splotch, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY, curator Eileen Jeng
All Florida, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
The Conference of the Birds, Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC, New York, NY, curator Brenda Zlamany

Westbeth Annual 2015 Residents Exhibition, New York, NY, curator Bill Carroll
1000 Degrees in the Shade: A Survey of South Florida Art, Design Sublime, Miami, FL,
curator Jane Hart assisted by Chris Ingalls and Nina Arias
Marks Made: Prints by Female American Artists 1960-Present, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Into the Wild, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Gallery, Miami, FL, curator Carol Jazzar
New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition, NYSS, New York, NY
Defining Abstraction, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art, curator Mark Ormond
Torn and Fired, Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY curator Jason Andrew
Urban Wild, Undercurrent Projects, New York, NY, curator Roberta Kent
Capelli d’Angeli Foundation exhibition, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT
Transcendence, Artist Pension Trust / SoHo Fuxing Road Complex, Shanghai, China

Faces and Traces, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China (catalog)
The Gallery Project by Wang Xin at Antennae Art Space, Westbund Art & Design Fair, Shanghai, China
Summer Invitational, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Florida Prize, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Enticing Luminosity, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

Earthward, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY, curator David Gibson
Texas Contemporary, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
Stone Canoe (Syracuse University’s Journal of the Arts) Artist Exhibition,
Herbert T. Williams Gallery at the Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY, selected by Amy Cheng

Dorsch Gallery Popup Show, Rehearsal Studio, Miami Theater Center, Miami, FL
5th Beijing Biennial, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Nominated by Peter Wayne Lewis and Ning Ding, Professors,
Mass Art and Beijing University
To Be A Lady: Forty-five Women in the Arts, curator Jason Andrew, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Fresher Paint, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, New York

With Eastern Eyes, Studio Salon, Brooklyn, NY, curator David Gibson
Sense of Place, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, curators Terry Slade and Fiona Dejardin
Haywire, STOREFRONT, Brooklyn, NY, curators Deborah Brown and Jason Andrew
Find and Combine, Abrazo Interno Gallery at CSV Centre, NY, NY, curator Linda Griggs
Can’t Hear The Revolution, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
Painting with Pictures, Part II, Artjail, NY, NY, curator David Gibson
Signs on the Road, Curatorial Research Lab/Winkleman Gallery, NY, NY, organized by Workroom G (Leslie Brack, Michael Ashkin, Josh Geldzahler)
Reinventing the Landscape, A Fresh Look at Traditional and Contemporary Painting, North Terminal Gallery, Concourse E, Miami International
Airport, Miami, FL, curator Yolanda Sánchez
New Year, New Work, New Faces, STOREFRONT, Brooklyn, NY, curators Jason Andrew and Deborah Brown

Citational Graphologies, or a Show of Hands, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
Ab Hinc, Camp Pocket Utopia, Rouse’s Point, NY, curator Austin Thomas
Get it Fresh! 6th Street Container, Miami, FL, curator Alberto Delgado
New/Now, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Paper Trails, Pearce Gallery, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland, NZ, curators Saydi Kaufman and David Keefe
Flower (Re)Power, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT, curator Terri C. Smith
Florida Contemporary, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, curator Michael Culver
Ocketopia, Lesley Heller WorkSpace, New York, NY, curator Austin Thomas
L’Arabesque, Bleu Acier, Inc., Tampa, FL

Into the Wild, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art
New/Now, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
With You I Want to Live, From the Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David
Horvitz, Fort Lauderdale Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Shapeshifted, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Shapeshifter, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL
Under the Influence, Girls Club Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL
ContemporAryism, Songzhuang Museum, Beijing, China
Landscapes of the Mind, Permanent Collection, US Embassy, Beijing, China
Into the Woods, Arsenal Gallery at Central Park, New York, NY, curator Clare Weiss
Aesthetics and Values 2008, The Gallery at Green Library, Florida International
University, Miami, FL, curators Victoria Cueto and Carolina Candeleria
Drawing Beyond the Plane, Tampa Museum of Art
Beyond Picturopolis, Art Center/South Florida, Miami

Picturopolis, DACRA, Miami, FL

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Fantastic Routes, Roger Smith Hotel Lab Gallery, New York, NY,curator Allejandra Villasmil
Distance, Shenghua Art Center, Nanjing, China, curator Jaia Chen
Garden Paradise, Central Park Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY, curator Clare Weiss
Transparent/Opaque, Hunter College, New York, NY, curator Laura Sue Phillips

Being There, BIAC Art Space, Beijing, China
Drawing, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
What is Drawing? Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan
Florida Focus, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL, curator Mark Ormond

Infinite Fill, BEIGE at Foxy Production, New York, NY
Elisabeth Condon and Todd Schroeder, superior (an art space), Cleveland, OH
Visual Mnemonics, Edge Zones, Miami, FL

Retrospectives, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL, curator Adelheid Mers
Drawings SF/NY/LA, San Luis Obispo Center for the Arts, San Luis Obispo, CA

1993 – 2003
Exhibited doll paintings in The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Newhouse Center for the Arts Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY, curator Lilly Wei (2001) and Cadavre Exquis at The Drawing Center (2003), among many other exhibitions.

1999 – 2003
Organized, alone and with Adelheid Mers, collaborative installations in New York,
Chicago, London, Tennessee and Florida.


Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Martha and Jim Sweeny Collection of Contemporary Prints by American Women, Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, FL
U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program, Beijing, China
JP Morgan Chase Collection, New York, NY
Conoco-Phillips Collection, Houston, TX
M-Restaurant Group, Glam, Shanghai, China
Swatch Art Peace Hotel Traces Collection, Shanghai, China
Memorial Sloan Kettering, New Jersey
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS
Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz/Girls Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, Miami, FL
Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
Marshall Center Collection, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Roger Evans Collection, London, UK


Metropolitan Transit Authority Astoria Line (N,W), Ditmars Boulevard Station, Queens, NY
Tampa Aviation Authority, International Arrivals Terminal (AF3), Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL


Panelist, Incise, Echo, & Repeat, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, NY, moderated by David Cohen

Interlochen Academy, Interlochen, MI
Tampa Collects, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

Critic-in-Residence, Wayfarers BK, Bushwick, Brooklyn

Recovering China’s Landscapes: A Symposium, State University of NY School of Architecture and Planning, Buffalo, NY
GSA MFA Program Lunch Lecture Series, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Panel Discussion for the All Florida Invitational, Boca Raton Museum, FL
Lecture, Notes on a New Chinese Landscape, Confucius Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL (Marks Made Panel Discussion)
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
University of Miami Art + Art History, Coral Gables, FL

Expatriate Professional Women’s Society (EPWS)Shanghai
M on the Bund Art Talk, Shanghai (panel discussion participant)
Department of Architecture and Art, MFA Program, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Confucius Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Trestle Gallery in collaboration with Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn, NY Pace University, New York, NY
Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia State University, Statesboro, GA
College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Art, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Marston Lectureship Visiting Artist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Art & Art History Visiting Lecture Series, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Mesaros Visiting Artist, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Fall 2011 Gibbons Lecture Series, University of South Florida, School of Architecture & Community Design, Tampa, FL
Edison State College, Lee Campus, Ft. Myers, FL
New York Studio, California College of the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
MFA Special Topics, Department of Art & Design, Montclair State University, NJ

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

MFA Special Topics, Department of Art & Design, Montclair State University, NJ
MFA Program, Boston University, Boston, MA
Art at Lunch, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

Maryland Institute College of the Arts, Baltimore, MD
Cooper Union School of Art, 2007 Summer Residency, New York, NY

Mount Royal College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
Feng Chua University, Taichung, Taiwan
National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Taichung, Taiwan
Print Edition, University of Texas at San Marcos, San Marcos, TX
New School University, 2005 Art New York Program, New York, NY
Art Forum, Department of Art & Design, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Teaching Institute of Contemporary Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

East Campus Gallery, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
Advanced Painting, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
Advanced Painting, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL


Strange Flowers, ten artists who use flowers in their work: Cecile Chong,
Elisabeth Condon, Nancy Friedemann, Brece Honeycutt, Judith Linhares, Amy Lincoln, Rebecca
Saylor Sack, Chrysanne Stathacos, Jessica Weiss, Jimmy Wright, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

Pour, an exhibition exploring the pour in a digital age: Kris Chatterson, Ingrid Calame,
Roland Flexner, Angelina Gualdoni, Carrie Moyer, Carolanna Parlato, David Reed,
Jackie Saccoccio, Carrie Yamaoka. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, traveled to
Asya Geisberg Gallery and Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, co-curated with Carol Prusa.
Catalog with essays by Stephen Maine and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch.

Dragon Veins, an exhibition about contemporary artists working with traditional Asian techniques: Frances Barth, David Brody, iona rozeal brown,
Emily Cheng, Elisabeth Condon, Chie Fueki, Yun-Fei Ji, Suzanne Kuhn, Mernet Larsen, Sang Nam Lee, Takashi Murakami, Zhang Hongtu. University of
South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL, co-curated with Mernet Larsen, Professor Emeritus, USF. Catalog with essay by Lilly Wei.


1989, MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1986, BFA, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design


2003-2014 Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing, University of South Florida, Tampa


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