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Life and Work

Stephen Conroy © Michael Dannenmann

The Scottish artist Stephen Conroy (*1964) is known for his bold figurative language.

Male figures occupy the centers of Conroy's compositions, with a special focus on their mental and psychological condition. They are realistic depictions, but extracted from any spatial context in order to focus all attention on emotional states and psychological tensions. With this subject and the unembellished intensity of his portraits, Stephen Conroy stands in the tradition of British figurative painting alongside such greats as Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.
Conroy is represented in international collections, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, Great Britain; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA; the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Great Britain; and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Great Britain.
Stephen Conroy was born in 1964 in Helensburgh, Scotland and studied at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (GB) from 1982 to 1987. He lives and works in Scotland.

Biography

1964 Born in Helensburgh, Scotland
1982 – 1986 Studied at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, GB
1986/87 Postgraduate Studies, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, GB

Prizes and Awards

1998 The Grand Prize of H.R.H. Prince Rainier III, Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation, Monte Carlo, MC

Works (Selection)

Stephen Conroy, Figure Study III, 2010, © Linda Inconi-Jansen
Stephen Conroy, Figure Study III, 2010, © Linda Inconi-Jansen
Stephen Conroy, Man Phoning II, 2007
Stephen Conroy, Man Phoning II, 2007
Stephen Conroy, Self-Portrait I, 2006
Stephen Conroy, Self-Portrait I, 2006
Stephen Conroy, Fallen, 2002, © Stephen Conroy
Stephen Conroy, Fallen, 2002, © Stephen Conroy

Videos

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2012 Stephen Conroy, Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, MC
Stephen Conroy, Galería de arte Marlborough, Madrid, ES
2008 Stephen Conroy, Marlborough Fine Art, London
2007 Stephen Conroy, Marlborough Gallery, New York, US
2006 Portraits, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, DE
2005 Œuvre récente, Marlborough Monaco, Monaco, MC
2004 Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA
Everard Read Gallery, Kapstadt, ZA
2003 Recent works, Marlborough Gallery, New York, US
Stephen Conroy – Retrospektive, Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseum Schloß Gottorf, Schleswig, DE
2001 Graphiken, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, DE
2000 Stephen Conroy – Einzelausstellung, FIAC, Paris, FR
1999 Marlborough Fine Art, London
1997 Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, FR
Galería de arte Marlborough, Madrid, ES
1996 Recent works, The Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, ZA
1995 Recent Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, US
1992 Recent Paintings, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1989 Marlborough Fine Art, London
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

Group exhibitions (selection)

2011 Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, US
2008 Summer Exhibition, Marlborough, London
Works on paper, Donopoulos Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR
2 Jahre new quarters, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, DE
2007 Arbeiten auf Papier, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, DE
Zurück zur Figur – Malerei der Gegenwart, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, DE
2006 Zurück zur Figur – Malerei der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, DE
2003 The New Glasgow Boys, The Fleming Collection, London
2000 Burgos, Cultural Rioja, Logroño, ES
Summer Show 2000, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1999 Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, ES
Musée Maillol, Paris, FR
1998 Artaid ’98, Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Mirror Image – Jonathan Miller on Reflection, National Gallery, London
1997 Part One: Painting – The Human Figure, Flowers East, London
1996 Su carta – On Paper, Galleria d'Arte il Gabbiano, Rome, IT
1995 The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
The Royal College of Art, London
1994 The Line of Tradition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1993 The Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
1992 Scottish Art since 1990, Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
1991 Through The Artists Glass, Marlborough Graphics, London
1990 Glasgow’s Great British Art Exhibition, Glasgow's Museums & Art Galleries, Glasgow
1989 Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition, Edinburgh

EXHIBITIONS AT BECK & EGGELING (SELECTION)

Publications

Stephen Conroy

Stephen Conroy

  • Artist: Stephen Conroy
    Editor: Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag
    Text: Herwig Guratzsch
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Antonia Eggeling)
  • Italy, English, German
    Hardcover, 17,5 x 12,5 cm
    70 pages, 21 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2010
  • 10,00 €
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Stephen Conroy
Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, Düsseldorf 2010
Text: Herwig Guratzsch

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