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Drew Conrad

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Dwelling No. 1, 2011, Mixed Media, 127 x112 x 118 inches.
Dwelling No. 1, 2011, Mixed Media, 127 x112 x 118 inches.
Dwelling No. 2 (The Wonder Wheel), Mixed Media, 2011, 110 x 101 x 14 inches.
Dwelling No. 3 (Impala), Mixed Media, 2012 107 x 86 x 60 inches.
Dwelling No. 4, 2012, Mixed Media, 108 x 64 x 106 inches.
Artist's Statement

My current body of work is the exploration of sculptural ruins through the construction and deconstruction of architectural spaces. The sculptures are created almost completely from new materials, consisting of wood, fabric, lighting fixtures, and household oddities which are then aged and deteriorated by various methods using wood stains and dirt. While each structure is assembled from multiple architectural fragments, the remnants are combined in an attempt to recreate a sense of a unified whole. These dwellings become abandoned artifacts, lingering reminders which allude to our own mortality, the passage of time, and degradation of memory.


Drew Conrad was born in 1979 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Conrad received his BFA from the University of Georgia and his MFA from Parsons School of Design in 2005. He was awarded the MacDowell Fellowship in 2012 and Vermont Studio Center Fellowship in 2014. He has had solo exhibitions at Fitzroy Gallery, New York (2012) and Get This! Gallery, Atlanta (2013), and group exhibitions in The House of the Seven Gables at the University Galleries of Illinois State University and in Second Life at The Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts. Conrad’s work has been featured in such publications as Sculpture Magazine, Burnaway, Art in America, Bad At Sports, TimeOutNY, Creative Loafing, Beautiful/Decay, Atlanta Journal Constitution. Drew Conrad lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.