In my practice I employ print, craft, and the symbolism of objects to examine the interaction of food and fabric, poverty and divinity, domesticity and digestion. I impart ritual into my work by examining personal objects and the inherent human interaction of eating, surfaces and repetitive action. My current work uses the soft, organic, common-place tactile language of daily ceremonies and food consumption. While fabric has been a primary material for my practice, the cultural and sociological implications of multiple materials, such as actual food substances, repurposed scraps and internal stuffing matter, are a driving force for my visual decision making. Investigating reference to the figure without narrative, I explore memories of textures, tastes, beliefs, domestic altars, plates of food, and ephemeral touch.
Muriel Condon received her BFA from Montana State University in Printmaking and Painting in 2016. That summer she was an assistant at Frogman’s Print Workshops in Omaha, Nebraska. Soon after the workshops wrapped up, she moved to Corvallis, Oregon, where she has resided for three years. She spent the spring of 2017 exploring the interaction of cloth and print as a postgraduate apprentice at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. In Eugene, Oregon, Muriel continued to work with fabric and printing at Whiteaker Printmakers, where she eventually worked as a summer assistant. Before moving to Knoxville, she participated in the Print Arts Northwest’s Emerging Printmaker residency and was an instructional assistant for screen printing at Linn-Benton Community College.
Currently Muriel is pursuing her MFA in Printmaking at University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Photo by Carlo Avendaño,
courtesy of the Farbric Workshop and Museum