Conrad Egyir

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Born 1989 in Accra, Ghana
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2018
BFA, Judson University, Elgin, IL, 2015
Lives and works in Detroit, MI

 

Solo and two-person exhibitions 

2021
UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills, CA (forthcoming)
Conrad Egyir: Chapters of Light, Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, CA (forthcoming)
Conrad Egyir: A Chapter of Love, Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, CA (forthcoming)
Conrad Egyir & Ato Ribeiro: Every Time I Try to Get a Peace of Mind, Anastasia Tinari Projects, Chicago, IL

2020
Class of 2020, UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills, CA
Terra Nullius, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

2019
Conrad Egyir & Patrick Quarm: Anansesem, Albertz Benda, New York, NY
Ameliorations, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Successions and Reflection, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

 

Group exhibitions

2022
The Regional, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; traveling to Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (2022)

2021
Ontology, Ross + Kramer Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
We Are Here, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2020
Shapeshifters: Transformations in Contemporary Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit, MI
Conversational Spirits, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
We Used to Gather, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI

2019
I Am My Story, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Detroit, MI

2018
Homemade, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
Art Prize 2018, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
ARC: Emerging Artists, NCA Gallery, Detroit, MI
Spring Annual Group Exhibition, Next Step Studio Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Graduate Degree Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Treachery of Images, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Touch Me, Hold Me, Squeeze Me, Photo Hangar, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2017
MOCAD Monster Drawing Rally, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
What Did You Do Last Summer, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Incubator Opening, Talking Dolls, Detroit, MI
Spring Annual Group Exhibition, Next Step Studio Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Remedies, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Stick It, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

Selected Bibliography

2021
Egyir, Conrad. “West African artist opens his Cranbrook studio for virtual tour.” The Oakland Press. April 5, 2021.

2019
Helfand, Glen. “Critics’ Pick: Conrad Egyir.” Artforum, May 23, 2019.

2018
New American Paintings, “MFA Annual #135, Juror: Anne Ellegood.” New American Paintings. April 2018/May 2018.
Hodges, Michael. “Cranbrook Art Academy Hosts Sunday Open House.” The Detroit News, April 27, 2018.

 

Awards and Residencies

2019
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Residency, New York, NY

2018
Museum Acquisition Award, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Director’s Award. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT
ACRE Residency, Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions, Steuben, WI
Ox-Bow School of Arts and Artist Residency, Fall Artist-in-Residence, Saugatuck, MI

2017
Talking Dolls, Artist-in-Residence, Detroit, MI

2016
Edith Smilack Scholarship, Merit Recipient, Cranbrook, MI

2014
Best in Fine Art Award, Judson University, IL

 

Public Collections

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
JP Morgan Chase Art Collection
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Pasadena, CA
Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL
Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada