Inspired by scroll painting and travel, Elisabeth Condon paints landscapes where nature and décor intersect. Her work is likened to Pattern & Decoration artists who "refused to dwell in abstraction without representation," and its pours of color described as "the primal soup from which her pictures emerge." Layering pour with pattern, Condon pursues an interest in surfaces and the forces behind them through divergent paint applications. Her improvisational working methods ensure that "making a painting is like taking a trip."
Condon is the recipient of awards and grants that include a 2018 Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist & Sculptors Grant, a 2015 New York PULSE Prize and New York Studio School Alumni Association Mercedes Matter Award, a 2007 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and a 2008 Florida Individual Fellowship. Artist residencies include Tlacopac Mexico City, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, Montello Foundation, UCross Foundation, Morris Graves Foundation, Carizozo Colony, National Parks Artist Residencies in both Grand Canyon and Florida Everglades, Wave Hill Winter Workspace Program, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. Condon recently completed Urban Idyll, thirty-six laminated glass panels for the NYCT Astoria-Ditmars Blvd. Station in Queens, commissioned by MTA Art & Design.
Her paintings 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 throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Condon’s work has been featured in numerous online and print publications including Hyperallergic, artcritical, Artnews, Arts + Antiques, Miami Herald, New York Observer, and the New York Times.