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 Exhibition

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.

Exhibition Catalog Available

Cadence: New Paintings by Tony Conrad

With a foreword by Beth Zinsli.

Soft cover: 30 pages
Publisher: Frank Juarez Gallery
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 inches

Catalog designed by Eighty Art & Design


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