Lot 158 - Michelle Conway - Pizza Place
Lot 158 - Michelle Conway - Pizza Place

Lot 158 - Michelle Conway - Pizza Place

Gouache on paper

2024

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art on a Postcard

ARTIST INFO

About 

Michelle Conway (1968 Upstate NY) has been living in Ireland the past 34 years. Painting is her way of experiencing time in an increasingly blurry reality. Her work uncovers traces of loss and longing with an understanding that this is both ancient and eternal. 

Education 

MFA Goldsmiths University London, September 2012 – January 2013 

BA Fine Art, First Class Hons., Centre for Creative Arts and Media (GMIT), Galway, Ireland, 2011 

BA Hons. Advertising (Minor Art & Design), Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University, NY, 1990 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

2023 
“Art Fair”, Russborough House, Dublin, Ireland 

2022 
“Contemporary British Paint Prize Exhibition”, Huddersfield Gallery and Thameside Studio Gallery London 

“Summer Exhibition”, Royal Academy of Art, London 

2021  
February 25th - March 21st “I AM” a selected group of international female artists exhibiting for an International Woman’s Day auction in support of The Hepatitis C Trust. Art on a Postcard, London 

2020 - January 2021  
“Summer Exhibition”, Royal Academy of Art, London selected from 18,000 submissions, her work was shown in Gallery VIII curated by David Remfry (RA) 

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.   

‘Art – Letter Home’ began (2017) in Hangzhou at the China Academy of Arts, before moving on to the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Chongqing this December-January 2019, then to the Suzhou Art Museum March-April 2019 and finally the Shenyang Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in May-June 2019. Seminars were held during the exhibitions in Hangzhou and Chongqing. A 509page book has also been published to accompany the project. (see photo attached in supporting material) 

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 paint Britain and Paint Union which aims 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. 

“A Long Way Home”- a two woman show with Sue Bryan @Bolee Gallery, London, UK, curator Jemma Hickman. 

“The Human Stain” at Studio1.1, London, UK, curated by Keran James 

“City Stories” at the Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales, curated by Deirdre Finnerty-Davies 

2016 
Two Woman Show with Francesca Longhini at Sid Motion Gallery, London, UK, curated by Sid Motion 

Exeter Phoenix Open 2016 at Exeter Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, UK, curated by Matt Burrows 

BEEP Wales International Painting Biennial Elysium Gallery (also toured throughout Wales), Wales, curated by Jonathan Powell 

“Not One But The Other” at Art Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK, curated by Johanna Melvin 

Oriel Davies Open Painting at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales, curated by Alex Boyd Jones 

2015-16  
134th Annual Exhibition 2015-16 at the Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland. 

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.  

Awards 

Michelle was also longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016 and Anthology 2014 @Charlie Smith Gallery, London.  

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

Michelle's work began by selecting a photo from hundreds she has taken from her place of birth over the past 20 years. Paintings are wiped back until traces of experience are uncovered. 

 

You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any works. In doing so, you endanger our relationships with artists, and directly jeopardise the charitable work we do. 

PLEASE DO NOT BID ON ARTWORK IN OUR ART ON A POSTCARD AUCTIONS IF YOU INTEND ON SELLING THE ARTWORK AFTER YOU HAVE PURCHASED IT. THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR CHARITY AND ALL ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE ARTISTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HEPATITIS C TRUST. WHEN THE WORK PRODUCED FOR THE CHARITY IS SOLD ON THE SECONDARY MARKET IT DAMAGES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ARTIST AND PREVENTS US FROM FUNDRAISING.