George Condo, born in 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire, studied Art History and Music Theory at Lowell University, Massachusetts from 1976 to 1978. Condo is known for his cartoon like paintings that grasp the imagination of many and captures a vast range of reactions. Condo’s artwork has been described as a twist between comedy and tragedy as some of his characters can be found disturbing yet beautiful.
New York’s East Village galleries displayed his work for the first time in 1981. Shortly after this, in 1983, George Condo experienced his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles at the Ulrike Kantor Gallery. Gaining attention to his unique portrayal of the world, Condo remained busy. Continuing with a two-gallery exhibition at the Pat Hearn and Barbara Gladstone Galleries in New York in 1984.
Condo’s artistic style and unique representation of characters lead him to receive the Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999.
Another of George Condo’s accomplishments is the release of a documentary film entitled, Condo Painting directed by John McNaughton in 2000.
George Condo continues to produce distinctive paintings and works of art to this day, traveling between the United States and Europe participating in various exhibitions.