CONOR BACKMAN

WORKS

By Exhibition:

-Mrs. Fibonacci’s Traditional False Color Broccoli with Orange Sauce

-Diorama

-The Other Real

-A Home Gallery


 

BOOKS

BIO

CONTACT

Conor Backman (b.1988) earned BFAs in Sculpture and Painting from VCU in 2011. He currently lives and works in Hudson, NY. He was co-owner of REFERENCE Art Gallery in Richmond, VA, from 2009-2012. For more information on the gallery click [ here ].

[ CV - pdf download ]


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Emit:er, James Fuentes, New York, NY

2014
Mrs. Fibonacci's Traditional False Color Broccoli with Orange Sauce, Annarumma, Naples, Italy
Incident Report Viewing Station, Hudson, NY

2013
Diorama, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
The Other Real, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
“<< < > >> (vol.2)”, Super Dakota, Brussels

2014
The Go Between: Works from the collection of Ernesto Esposito, Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy
Evelyn Yard, London
NEWD Art Show, The 1896, Brooklyn, NY
Raster Raster, Aran Cravey, Los Angeles, CA
Fruits, Flowers, and Appliances, LVL3, Chicago, IL

2013
James Fuentes, New York, NY
F(re)e Play, Stadium, New York, NY
Welcome to the Real, {TEMP}/Nurture Art, New York, NY

2012
Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
Almost Famous, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
VCU Police Presents: The Grand Closing of REFERENCE Art Gallery, REFERENCE, Richmond, VA
The Untouchables, Saamlung, Hong Kong

EDUCATION

Virginia Commonwealth University
BFA, Sculpture and Extended Media, 2011
BFA, Painting and Printmaking, 2011

HONORS

Andrew Gehr West Scholarship, VCU Painting Department Faculty Award, 2011
Dean's Scholarship, VCU School of the Arts, Spring 2010
Honors Painting, VCU Department of Painting and Printmaking, Fall 2009
Charles Renick Scholarship, VCU Sculpture Department, Spring 2009
Tyler Binsted Scholarship, VCU Sculpture Department, Spring 2008
VCU Provost Scholarship, 2007, Four-year full tuition scholarship

 

PRESS

Huffington Post, "15 Artists to Watch in 2015" Steven Zevitas, December 16, 2014
New American Paintings, No. 116, Northeast Issue, Juried by Michelle Grabner
New American Paintings, "Mirror Stage" interview with Stephanie Cristello, March 5, 2014
Art in America, "The Perils of Post-Internet Art" Brian Droitcour, Oct. 30, 2014. (Reference Art Gallery)
Huffington Post, "6 'Postinternet' Artists You Should Know" March 5, 2014
Art Papers - July/August 2013 Conor Backman: The Other Real, by Erin Devine
Baltimore City Paper, Trompe Le Monde, Baynard Woods, April 10, 2013
Bmore Art, Art Shadows, Mac Falby, April 11, 2013
Sculpture Center - Sculpture Center Tumblr April 2, 2013.
L Magazine - "8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30" March 13, 2013.
Chris Schreck - "STUDIO VISIT: Conor Backman" Dec. 30, 2012.
INDI Berlin, James Shaeffer - "Conor Backman: Exposing the Sublime in the Mundane" Nov. 19, 2012.
Washington City Paper , Kriston Capps - "Emerging at (e)merge: Conor Backman" Oct. 6, 2012.
Digimag , Robin Peckham - "Post Internet e Post Gallerie: Conor Backman e la Reference Gallery" 2012.
The Artblog, Alison McMenamin - "Thinking about materials, memory and process at Little Berlin" 2011.
Vincent Uribe and Allison Kilberg - "Artist Of the Week." LVL3 2011.
Paddy Johnson - "In Our Masthead: Conor Backman." Art Fag City May 2010.
Baltimore City Paper, Alex Ebstein - "Extra Ordinary: Group show spotlights the everyday wallpaper of these restless times" June 2010.