CONOR BACKMAN

WORKS

By Exhibition:

-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 ].

To download CV click [ here ]

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
(forthcoming) James Fuentes, New York, NY
(forthcoming) Annarumma, Naples, Italy

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
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, Double Major, Sculpture and Extended Media, 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

New American Paintings, "Mirror Stage" interview with Stephanie Cristello, March 5, 2014
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.
James Shaeffer - "Conor Backman: Exposing the Sublime in the Mundane" INDI Berlin Nov. 19, 2012.
Krison Capps - "Emerging at (e)merge: Conor Backman" Washington City Paper Oct. 6, 2012.
Robin Peckham - "Post Internet e Post Gallerie: Conor Backman e la Reference Gallery" Digimag 2012.
Alison McMenamin - "Thinking about materials, memory and process at Little Berlin" The Artblog 2011.
Vincent Uribe and Allison Kilberg - "Artist Of the Week." LVL3 2011.
Paddy Johnson - "In Our Masthead: Conor Backman." Art Fag City May 2010.
Alex Ebstein - "Extra Ordinary: Group show spotlights the everyday wallpaper of these restless times" Baltimore City Paper June 2010.