An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Joyce Conlon.
“My paintings are built upon a dichotomy of that which is seen and that which is concealed. Composed in layers, the paintings are slowly simmered like a rich gumbo. Each finished painting is comprised of several compositional relics that when superimposed, interact to take a form that looks little like it’s previous incarnations. At any given moment, I may be walking, looking at one thing, and thinking about another. As Cezanne painted the edges of his apples to suggest the flux of perception, I am interested in capturing the rich complexity of a visual moment.” JC
Joyce Conlon’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northeast and abroad, including Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Galleria Centar in Podgorica, Montenegro, and Edward Lear Gallery in Berat, Albania.
In addition, her work is in private collections in the United States and the permanent collections of the Regional Museum in Satu– Mare, Romania and Edward Lear Gallery in Berat, Albania.
Ms. Conlon is the recipient of grants from the University of Hartford and the Vermont Studio Center. She has also been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the 11th Annual Symposium of Contemporary Artists in Carei, Romania. She has taught drawing and painting at Mt. Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA. Ms. Conlon holds degrees from Pratt Institute, the University of Massachusetts and Hartford Art School.
The mother of two nearly grown children, she resides in Northern California with her husband and two cats.
Other material relating to Joyce Conlon.
Artist website: joyceconlon.us
Two Coats of Paint: Joyce Conlon
Art Matters!: Joyce Conlon
Just Another Painter: Joyce Conlon