Lot 378 - Michelle Conway - The Back Road To My Father's
Lot 378 - Michelle Conway - The Back Road To My Father's

Lot 378 - Michelle Conway - The Back Road To My Father's

Gouache on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso

Michelle Conway (b. 1968) begins her work from darkness. Wiping, washing and bringing back the light to uncover a painting. She is acutely aware of light, the passing of time, and what is left behind. The starting point for each body of work are thousands of photos taken over the past 20 years. Painting reminds her of what no longer exists. It is her way of experiencing the world as it is. She exhibits internationally and has works held in private collections in London, NY and Hong Kong. 


Sept. 2012-Jan. 2013 MFA Goldsmiths, London, UK 2011 BA Fine Arts First Class Honours, Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Ireland 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Oct. 2020-Jan. 21- “Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition”, exhibited in David Remfry’s (RA)Gallery VII, Royal Academy of Art, London 2017-2019: “Art-Letter Home”, 15 British and Irish artists selected for the China Academy of Art and continuing tour through museums in China. Organised by Robert Priseman, co-ordinated by ChenKai Wu and Professor Yan Chen, and curated by Jin Shijian.   2018- “The Drawing Room”, Sid Motion Gallery, London, an ongoing platform showcasing recent works of artists who have contributed to the exhibitions programme, curated by Sid Motion. 2017 Sluice Biennial , @PIY Paintlounge, London, UK curated by Paula MacArthur. PIYPaintLounge is a collaborative project between paintbritain and PaintUnion which aimed to bring as many painters as possible together to discuss and celebrate painting in all its many and various forms as part of the Sluice Biennial 2017 in Hackney. 2017 “A Long Way Home”/Two woman show with Sue Bryan @Bolee Gallery, London, UK, curator Jemma Hickman. 2017 “The Human Stain” 2017 @Studio1.1, London, UK, curated by Keran James 2017 “City Stories” @ Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales, curated by Deirdre Finnerty-Davies 2016 Two Woman Show with Francesca Longhini @ Sid Motion Gallery, London, UK, curated by Sid Motion 2016 Exeter Phoenix Open 2016 @Exeter Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, UK, curated by Matt Burrows 2016 BEEP Wales International Painting Biennial 2016, Elysium Gallery (also toured throughout Wales), Wales, curated by Jonathan Powell 2016 “Not One But The Other” @ Art Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK, curated by Johanna Melvin 2016 Oriel Davies Open Painting @Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales, curated by Alex Boyd Jones 2015-16 134th Annual Exhibition 2015-16 @ Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland. Michelle was longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016 and Anthology 2014 @Charlie Smith Gallery, London. Other exhibitions include; Claremorris Open Exhibition (curator Chris Hammond/ MOT International), TULCA, RDS, Eigse (Ireland) and a solo exhibition at the Fulton Street Gallery, NY. SOLO: 2018 “42.7284º N, 73.6918ºW (home)”, Solo Exhibition, Portershed, Ireland, curated by Lynne O’Loughlin PRIZES: 2016 Winner of the Exeter Contemporary Open Audience Choice Award, 2011 Paint Student of the Year 

PUBLICATIONS: Upcoming feature on Instagram April/May with @theflyingfruitowl Instagram featured on @paintingperdiem June 2020 Featured interview on Instagram with @the.artist.story Feb 14 2020. “Art-Letter Home” project in China . A hardback 509 pg. volume of published of the touring exhibition. Fresh Paint Magazine (Issue 9 2015) Aesthetica Magazine (Issue 69 2016) 

About the postcard artworks

Submitted artworks are still moments when a person is acutely aware of light and the passing of time as it travels across an object or space.