MFA Computer Art 1992, School of Visual Arts, NYC

Chrissy Conant lives and works in Hollywood, FL and more recently in San Francisco, CA. She has taken over the living room as Studio space because “who needs a Living Room?” Her exhibition history includes shows at the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Stux Gallery, New York, Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Weatherspoon Museum, Raleigh NC, L’ArtBiotech’ a Nantes, Nantes, France, the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, and New York. Her sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings and paintings are narrative representations of personal yet universal themes of existence. Their success depends on her ability to expose her deepest psychological feelings and emotions, while tapping into a universal resonance. She has had her artwork reviewed in The New York Times, ArtForum, Antiques & The Arts Weekly, The Independent, Financial Times Weekend, The Jinling Evening Post, and been written about in many scholarly publications, commercial magazines, and blogs. Her artwork has been seen as far away as Japan on the Tokyo Broadcasting System, talked about on NPR, and it has been internationally sensationalized in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®.

Solo Exhibitons
Project Room, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
One of a Kind: Unique Artist’s Books, curated by Heide Hatry, AC Institute, New York, NY
WORD: A Group Text Show, Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, New York, NY
One of a Kind: Unique Artist’s Books, curated by Heide Hatry, Dal Housie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Burn Before Reading, Scope Art Fair Program, New York, NY
Pulse Art Fair, Miami FL
Pillow Pageant, curated by Emily Stevenson and Natalie Fizer, A.I.R. Gallery, DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Uncomfortable Conversations, curated by Liz Kinnmark, Int’l Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York, NY
Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
Pool Art Fair, New York, NY
Molecules That Matter, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Molecules That Matter, Mayborn Museum Complex, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Molecules That Matter, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH
Molecules That Matter, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Molecules That Matter, Philadelphia, PA
Continuous Current, School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art Alumni Exhibition, New York, NY
Sexy Time: A Group Effort, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
Pulse Art Fair, New York, NY
Molecules That Matter, curated by John Weber and Ray Giguere, Tang Teaching Museum of Art, Skidmore College,
Saratoga Springs, NY, in Partnership with the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Pulse Art Fair, Miami, FL
MFA Computer Art Alumni Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, , New York, NY
Garden Confrontations, curated by David Gibson, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Biennial Art on Paper 2006, curated by Xandra Eden, Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro, NC
Four Freedoms, Martin Art Gallery, curated by Robert L.Tillman, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
E7 Emerge, curated by Franklin Sirmans, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Arts, Newark, NJ
Work In Progress, curated by Jessica Hough, DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
SELLOUT, curated by William Heath, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Art LA, Los Angeles, CA
Real Art Today, curated by David Gibson, 92nd St Y Makor, New York, NY
Fabric of Fear, curated by Brenda Oelbaum, 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI
It Will Cost You..., curated by Beth DeWoody, Artek Contemporaries, NY, NY
What Is Branchville?, Branchville Gallery, Branchville, CT
Thread for Art, Thread for Art Space, Seattle, WA
Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL
Scope Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
Building Better Babies?, curated by Suzanne Anker, NY Academy of Sciences, New York, NY
Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
Self-Evidence: Identity in Contemporary Art, curated by George Fifield, DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Gifted, curated by Lilah Freedland, Rare Gallery, New York, NY
ID_ENTITY, curated by David Gibson, NURTUREArt, Brooklyn, NY
Scope Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA, July 2003
Cristine Wang Fine Art, Williamsburg Bridges Asia, Brooklyn, NY
Scope Art Fair, New York, NY, March 2003
L’art Biotech’ a Nantes, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
Recession 2003 $99 Bargain Store Show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
Family, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

Artist Statement

My total body of artwork, in various 2D and 3D media is the culmination of personal and existential feelings, struggles, obsessions, and observations, which I attempt to frame in such a way, that the themes are recognizable and relatable, albeit from different perspectives, to viewers who recognize and interpret these themes through the lens of their own life experience. The work’s success depends on the ability to expose internal thoughts while tapping into a universal resonance. I examine and reexamine such themes as existential identity, fear, anxiety, internal dialogue, public vs. private personae, reproduction, vulnerability, contradiction, and reflection.