Conor Fagan

Conor Fagan
Instructor of Visual Arts
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts

About Conor

Conor Fagan obtained his graduate degree in fine art from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He recently completed a year as an artist-in0residence in Roswell, New Mexico at the Roswell Artist-in-Residency Program and was the Richardson-Spica Artist in Residence at Interlochen Arts Academy during the spring of 2019. In 2020, he participated in The Spring Break Art Show in New York, New York —and participates regularly at the Glen Arbor Arts Center here in northern Michigan. He has work in numerous public and private collections worldwide including the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Modern Art in Baie St Paul. During the academic year, Fagan teaches drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography at Interlochen Arts Academy.

A fine arts course should be a self-actuated process of informed discovery. To foster creativity and inspiration, the student must retain a feeling of control over their process. As the professor, I am there to point out dangers, illuminate unforeseen avenues, and assist each student in critical thinking and creation.

Awards

  • 2020 Best Of Show, Color, Glen Arbor Arts Center, Glenn Arbor, MI
  • 2018 Richardson-Spica Artist in Residence, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI
  • 2017,18 Sustainable Arts Grant, Sustainable Arts Foundation
  • 2017,18 Hammersly Grant, Hammersly Foundation
  • 2017,18 Artist-in-Residence, Roswell Artist in Residency (RAIR), Roswell, NM
  • 2014 32nd annual - Le Symposium International D'art Contemporain De Baie - Saint Paul, Fellow
  • 2014 Starfish Award (painting) – Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • 2013-14 Graduate scholarship – Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • 2013 NSCAD Bursary- Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • 2012-13 Graduate scholarship – Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • 2012 Robert Pope Foundation painting scholarship recipient - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • 2012 Kendall Studio Excellence Award
  • 2011,12 Kendall Merit scholarship
  • 2011 Women Heartfully Art Together (W.H.A.T.) scholarship
  • 2010,11,12 Kendall College portfolio scholarship
  • 2010,11,12 Presidents list honoree for Kendall College of Art and Design
  • 2010,11,12 Kendall grant
  • 2010,11,12 Ferris grant


Collections

  • Musée D'art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, CA
  • Waterton Global Corporate Collection, Toronto, CA
  • Artist Books and Multiples, Online Collection, artistsbooksandmultiples.blogspot.com
  • Multiple Private collections including in Toronto, New York, Miami, Tel Aviv, Denver etc.
  • Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 This is not That, Roswell Museum and Arts Center, Roswell, NM
  • 2015 Tawny Earth, Gitler & _______ , New York, NY
  • 2015 Emergent, Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Center For the Visual Arts, MI
  • 2014 Emerging Artist: Conor Fagan, Studio 21 Halifax, NS
  • 2014 The Hidden Colour of Things, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • 2013 Many Things, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, NS

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2020. Spring/Break Art Show 2020, New York, NY
  • 2020 Color, Glen Arbor Arts Center Juried Exhibition, Glenn Arbor, MI
  • 2019 Oliver Art Center, Annual Juried Exihibition, Frankfort, MI
  • 2019 Faculty show, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Michigan
  • 2018 Your New York, Gitler &, New York, NY
  • 2017, 18 Roswell Museum and Art Center, RAIR @ 50 Exhibition, Roswell, NM
  • 2017 RAIR artists, Neselrodt Gallery, Roswell, NM
  • 2017 Current Artists-in-Residence Gallery, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM
  • 2016 Faculty show, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
  • 2015 Faculty show, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
  • 2014 Artprize 2014, Selected as one of the Curator picks, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2014 Faculty Show, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
  • 2014 32nd annual Le Symposium International D'art Contemporain De Baie - Saint Paul, Baie - St Paul, QC
  • 2013 Graduate Group Show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • 2013 Fresh Paint, New Construction, Art Mur, Montreal, QC
  • 2013 The Only Show, Pier Wright Gallery, Northport, MI
  • 2012 Potluck, graduate group show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • 2012 First Impressions, scholarship recipient’s exhibition, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • 2012 Late Summer, Pier Wright Gallery, Northport MI
  • 2012 Studio Excellence Awards, Federal Building, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2012 Art Exhibition at the Goei Center, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2011 Perception, Awareness and Imperfection, Gallery 104 Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2011 Small Works, Pier Wright Gallery, Northport MI
  • 2011 Exhibiting artist at the Byrneboehm Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Publications

  • 2019 A5 Magazine, London, UK, Issue #24, March 2019
  • 2018 Wake Up Screaming, E – zine, Issue #7 – Myth, wakeupscreaming.com
  • 2017 Vision Magazine, Spotlight, This is not That, January 2018
  • 2017 RMAC, Museum Magazine, Conor Fagan- Roswell Artist in Residence, Jan – March 2018
  • 2017 New Mexico Magazine, Artful Lodgers, October 2017
  • 2017 Cover, Washington Square Review, Fall 2017

B.F.A. - Kendall College of Art and Design

M.F.A. - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design