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Conor King (b.1980) received his BFA in 2003 from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MFA in 2007 from Pratt Institute. He has been a member of the art faculty at several colleges and universities since 2009, including the University of Colorado. King’s work has been written about in Art F City, The Denver Post, and Denver Westword. His works are included in the public collections of Photo Americas and Lake Forest College. Solo exhibition venues include Galeria de Arte Fotografico, Medellin, Colombia and Pirate: contemporary art, Denver, Colorado. Highlights from his group exhibitions include work shown at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, New York and the First Draft exhibition, part of the Biennial of The Americas, Denver, Colorado. King participated in a three year subsidized studio artist residency program at RedLine Denver until 2012, where he served on the Education Committee and on the Board of Directors. He is a founding member of Tank Studios and served on the Board of Directors at the Colorado Photographic Arts from 2013-2015 where he also assisted with exhibition development. 

 

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Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015    Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art at Macky, Seeing, as I am, curated by Mardee Goff - Boulder, CO
2007    Pratt Institute, Mergence - Brooklyn, NY
2004    Pirate: contemporary art, Sentience - Denver, CO

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015    Arvada Center, Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal - Arvada, CO
2014    Ironton, More Than Friends - Denver, CO
2013    McNichols Building, First Draft, curated by Cortney Stell - Denver, CO
2013    RedLine Denver, Reality of Fiction, curated by Mark Sink - Denver, CO
2012    RedLine Denver, Material Engagements, curated by Harmony Hammond - Denver, CO
2011    RedLine Denver, Au: Exchange, curated by Cortney Stell - Denver, CO
2011    Emmanual Gallery, Place - Denver, CO
2011    Vertigo Art Space, Double Diptych, curated by Rupert Jenkins - Denver, CO
2011    Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Girls Girls Girls - New York, NY
2010    Draewell Gallery, A Reasonable Facsimile, curated by Michelle Westmark-  Chicago, IL
2010    RedLine Denver, Cross Ties Across Time - Denver, CO
2010    Philip J. Steele Gallery, Under The Influence - Denver, CO
2009    Ybor Gallery, The Slow Death of a Flamingo, curated by Manuel López - Tampa, FL
2007    Singer Gallery, (New) Disasters of War, curated by Simon Zalkind - Denver, CO
2007    Pratt Institute, Perspicuous: work on space and image - Brooklyn, NY
2007    Hunter College, CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition - New York, NY
2004    Tarrant County College, Construction of Identity - Hurst, TX

Education
2007Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2003Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

Selected Press
Westword newspaper, “RedLine Plays With Notions of Beauty, Gender and Roles in Two 'Month of Photography' shows” April 15, 2015
The Denver Post newspaper, “‘Beauty’ not always pretty in two RedLine photo shows” March 22, 2015
Westword newspaper, “Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Conor King” March 3, 2015
Yellow Scene magazine, “A brief chat with local artist Conor King” January 15, 2015
Westword newspaper, “Our Vulnerable Western Landscape” October 22, 2014
The Denver Post newspaper, "Denver exhibit pictures the future of photography" May 11, 2014
Art F City, “First Draft: A survey of Denver’s Artistic Talent” August 20, 2013
Westword newspaper, “Let There Be Light” April 18, 2013
Westword newspaper, “Three RedLine shows make up the Month of Photography's halo event” April 4, 2011
The Denver Post newspaper, “A very big month for Colorado photography” March 21, 2011
Citypages, Minneapolis, “Michelle Westmark creates 'A Reasonable Facsimile'” January 18, 2011
Daily Loaf, Tampa Bay, “Slow Death of a Flamingo” August 3, 2009
Rocky Mountain News, "Goya's 'War' inspires new images" February 24, 2007
Westword newspaper, “Best Photography Solo - Emerging Artist” March 24, 2005
Westword newspaper, "Artbeat" April 28, 2005
The Denver Post newspaper, “Through the lens of two photographers” September 3, 2004
Westword newspaper, "Artbeat" September 9, 2004
Westword newspaper, “Artbeat” August 14, 2003
Daily Camera newspaper, "Clear ideas lend strength to CU BFA show” May 2, 2003

Selected Accomplishments
2015Co-Curator Role Play, Colorado Photographic Arts Center at RedLine - Denver, CO
2014    Co-Curator New Topographics, Colorado Photographic Arts Center - Denver, CO
2014    Curator of Constructing Images Post-Photography, Colorado Photographic Arts Center - Denver, CO
2013    Curator of Phos: Light Today, Colorado Photographic Arts Center - Denver, CO
2012     Founding member of Tank Studios - Denver, CO
2011    Action Figures Artist Talk Series, Colorado Photographic Art Center - Denver, CO
2009 - 2012     Artist Residency Program, subsidized studio residency, RedLine Denver - Denver, CO
2007    Symposium Artist Talk Series, Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY
2005     Best Photographic Solo Exhibition for an Emerging Artist, Westword Newspaper - Denver, CO