Tim Conlon (artist)

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Tim Conlon
BornOctober 7, 1974
Known for Graffiti, street art, public art
Website conoperative.com

Tim Conlon (born 1974 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an American artist and graffiti writer known for large-scale murals and works on canvas. He was featured as one of several artists (including Kehinde Wiley and poet, Nikki Giovanni) in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery exhibit, Recognize! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture, [1] [2] which included four large graffiti murals painted by Conlon and collaborator, David Hupp in 2008. This marked the first modern graffiti ever to be in the Smithsonian Institution. [3]


In 2011, he curated the G scale train exhibit in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s, Art in The Streets survey of graffiti and street art. His Blank Canvas train paintings are in multiple collections, including the Norfolk Southern Corporation's headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. Conlon's art can be found on the streets of Washington, D.C. in city-sponsored public art projects. [4] [5] Conlon has exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, [6] along with shows and projects in New York, [7] [8] Los Angeles, [9] [10] Miami, [11] Chicago, [12] San Francisco, [13] London, [14] Paris, Bordeaux [15] and Berlin. [16]



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