Anna Conway

Anna Conway, New York, 2019

Anna Conway (b. 1973) first came to prominence in the 2005 group exhibition, Greater New York, at MoMA PS1, where her meticulously rendered paintings announced the arrival of a singular talent. Her stylistic development has emerged from spectacular and unpredicted encounters with natural forces beyond normal human experience, to a more anthropological and psychological exploration of the human condition. Conway’s paintings are a testament to the continued relevance and fascination of the centuries-old tradition of realist painting—an archaic practice, which seems to grow only stronger with every passing year. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe, and is the recipient of numerous accolades, including: the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2014); the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2011 and 2005); and the William Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2008).

Anna Conway, Fishing for Minnows on the Back of a Whale, 2021. Oil on panel 45 x 68 x 2 inches (114.3 x 172.7 x 5.1 cm) © Anna Conway; courtesy of the Artist and Fergus McCaffrey
Anna Conway, Ark, 2021. Oil on panel 45 x 68 x 2 inches (114.3 x 172.7 x 5.1 cm) ©Anna Conway; courtesy of the Artist and Fergus McCaffrey

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  1. […] Anna Conway spoke to us in December of 2021. She explained to us that throughout the pandemic she became a playmate for her only child who participated in remote school in Conway’s studio. While it has been a challenging time, Conway emphasized that it has also been beautiful in a way that challenges often are. In terms of her work, this time has certainly influenced her process. She created a painting depicting the congested kitchen of the single mother of a son – Conway herself has a daughter. The work speaks to the trance of parenthood. To hear more about Conway’s work and how the last few years have affected her, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Anna Conway spoke to us in December of 2021. She explained to us that throughout the pandemic she became a playmate for her only child who participated in remote school in Conway’s studio. While it has been a challenging time, Conway emphasized that it has also been beautiful in a way that challenges often are. In terms of her work, this time has certainly influenced her process. She created a painting depicting the congested kitchen of the single mother of a son – Conway herself has a daughter. The work speaks to the trance of parenthood. To hear more about Conway’s work and how the last few years have affected her, listen to the complete interview. […]