Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad’s pattern-centric paintings and drawings are the result of an ongoing interest in various cultural and historical movements including Persian textiles, Tibetan Buddhism, psychedelic rock culture, and meditative states.

Conrad received his MFA degree in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009. Currently, Conrad is a  Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Conrad’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States in various solo, group, and invitational exhibitions and has won a number of awards including the Lawrence Rathsack Scholarship and the Frederick R. Layton Fellowship.  


Past Exhibitions

Dual Nature featuring new works by Tony Conrad and Clint Fulkerson

March 16  - May 11, 2019

In “Dual Nature,” the works of Tony Conrad and Clint Fulkerson clearly share an affinity to pattern as they reference various complex visual systems inspired by nature both physically, and metaphorically. More importantly, the artworks in this exhibition are telling of two artists heavily concerned with process. 

Conrad’s pattern centric paintings exhibit a relentless commitment to the making and remaking of seemingly similar marks while evoking the nature of meditative states. Fulkerson’s hypnotic detailed disc drawings are influenced by science, math, and systems of organization which manifest a curiosity of an ever-evolving world.

Press Release  

Cadence: New Paintings by Tony Conrad

September 23 - October 28, 2017

In Cadence, Tony Conrad explores his deep interest in pattern, repetitive mark making, and layering of color.  Drawing from various cultural and historical movements, his process of reinventing the hash mark over and over again searches for a place where chaos and harmony coexist.  The meditative nature of this process and consequent imagery describes a journey – not a destination.


Available Works

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