ABOUT THE ARTIST: At GALLERY 1/1 we love to see the “hand of the artist” expressed in the prints we exhibit and Tom Condon exemplifies that amalgam of painting and photography with his unique silver gelatin chemigrams. This experimental process utilizes a painterly application of photochemistry to light sensitive paper creating new imagery that Tom describes as an “imagining of the simultaneous impossibility of the abstract and the familiarity of the real.” Tom Condon received his BFA in Painting from Virginia Tech and his MFA in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts. Tom’s art is professionally represented by ADA Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and has appeared in International art fairs and competitions such as UNTITLED Miami, SCOPE (Miami and New York), the Affordable Art Fair, and artDC. He has received artist fellowships from the Chautauqua School of the Arts, Vermont Studio Center and a professional fellowship in printmaking from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Currently, he is the Studio Coordinator of Photography, Drawing, and Painting at Penland School of Craft.