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 

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

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

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

JP Morgan Chase Art Collection

Pérez Art Museum Miami