MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
BA Honours Fine Art (First Class), University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK.
Foundation Studies in Fine Art (Distinction), Cumbria College of Art & Design, Carlisle, UK.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016The 2016 Exhibition (with Mick O'Dea), Claremorris Gallery, Ireland.
2015Fragments from an Enclosure, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron.
2015Intrusion, Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York.
2015Retreat, University Gallery, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.
2013Redoubt, Burren College of Art Gallery, Ireland.
2012Full Spectrum Dominance (with Roberto Visani), Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami.
2011The Judgement of History, Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, New York.
2010On Foreign Soil, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta.
2009Towards an Eternal Dawn, Gallery Karas, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia.
2008Green & Pleasant Land, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta.
2007New Arcadia, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York.
2006Purity, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago.
2006Social Security, Customs House Gallery, South Shields, Tyneside, UK.
2005A New Order, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta.
2004Civil Abuse, Ratio 3, San Francisco.
2004Cul-De-Sac, GFL Gallery, New York.
2004By Imperial Design, Red Dot Gallery, New York.
2002Drawings, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago.
2002Paintings, NFA Space, Chicago.
2000Conflicted Views Part II: Retribution, NFA Space, Chicago.
1998State Portraits, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015RE/Viewing Jerusalem, Al-Hoash and Old City, Jerusalem.
2014The Jerusalem Show VII: Fractures (Qalandiya International Biennial), Jerusalem.
2014IK-00: The Spaces of Confinement, Casa dei Tre Occi, Venice, Italy.
2013Biennial of Contemporary Art D-O ARK Underground, Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2011First Class/Second Class, Asya Geisburg Gallery, New York
2009-10Archiving Place & Time: Contemporary Art Practice in Northern Ireland since the Belfast Agreement, Holden Gallery at Manchester Metropolitan, Manchester (UK); Wolverhampton Art Museum (UK); Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown (N. Ireland).
2009Partisan, Curated by Mary Jane Jacob for Art Chicago, Chicago.
2008State of the Union, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago.
2008New Works on Paper, OH+T Gallery, Boston.
2007Time Sensitive Material, IMPACT 5 Conference, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.
2007Spectral Evidence, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2006Seeing the Invisible, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan, Italy.
2006Liquid Paper, Ratio 3, San Francisco.
2005After Effects, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NY.
2005Summer Pleasures, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
2005Fifteen Paces, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York.
2005Dark Nature Part II, Chashama Gallery, New York.
2004The New Collusion, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago.
2003Phantom Arch, White Columns, New York
2003Re:Figure, Gahlberg Gallery, MacAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Illinois.
2002Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2000Unlimited Partnerships Part II: Culture & Conflict, Cepa Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
2000Agitator, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago.
200015th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston, Illinois.
1998G2 Group Show, Gallery 2, Chicago.
1996Northern Print at the Hatton, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
1996Conflict, Coventry Gallery, London, UK.
1995New International Contemporaries, Exhibition Centre, Taipei, Taiwan.
1995Smart, Curtain Road Arts, London
1994Northern Exposure, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, Australia.
Selected Writing & Editorial Work
2007-PresentEditor, Curated Spaces, Radical History Review. Duke University Press.
2016"Fragments from an Enclosure," IK-00: The Spaces of Confinement, Katerina Chuchalina & Vladislav Shapovalov, Eds, Marsilio Press.
2015"Fragments, Layers and Temporal Disruption: Observations on Milcho Manchevski's Work in Film" and "Time, Narrative and Representation: Milcho Manchevski's Work in Performance and Photography," Manchevski Monograph, Marina Kostova, Editor, Bitsia Systems & Ars Lamina, Skopje, Macedonia.
2015"A Communique from the Bunker," 126 Quarterly, Issue 1, Daniel Jewesbury Editor.
2014"The NSK State and the Collective Imaginary" and "Division and Enclosure: Frankie Quinn's Peaceline Panorama Photographs", The Design of Frontiers: Control and Ambiguity, Carolyn Loeb and Andreas Luescher, Eds, Ashgate Press.
2013Co-Editor, Radical Histories in Digital Culture, Radical History Review Issue 117, Duke University Press.
2012"The First NSK Citizen's Congress in Berlin: A Summary", State in Time, Edited by IRWIN, Drustvo NSK informativni center, Ljubljana and Dolenjski Muzej, Novo Mesto.
2012"Milcho Manchevski: 5 Drops of Dream", Exhibition Essay, Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, June.
2012"The Battle for Hearts and Minds: Nebojsa Seric Shoba," Radical History Review Issue 112, Duke University Press.
2011"A Summary of the First NSK Citizens' Congress in Berlin," State of Emergence, Edited by Alexei Monroe, Plöttner Verlag.
2011"The State as a Utopian Gesamtkunstwerk: A Summary of the First NSK Citizens' Congress in Berlin," The Brooklyn Rail, June.
2010"Macedonian Mythmaking: In Conversation with Milcho Manchevski," with Dario Solman, The Brooklyn Rail, December.
2010"30 Years of Art, Ideology and Provocation: An Interview with Laibach," with Dario Solman, The Brooklyn Rail, May.
2010Co-Editor, Taking Sides: The Role of Visual Culture in Situations of War, Occupation and Resistance, Radical History Review, Issue106, Duke University Press.
2009Co-Editor, The Irish Question, Radical History Review Issue104, Duke University Press.
2007"Omission, Silence and Purity," Ruminations on Violence, Edited by Derek Pardue, Waveland Press.
2007"Pia Lindman's New York Times 09/02-09/03," Radical History Review Issue 98, Duke University Press.
2004"Art & Power: Culture as a Battleground," The New Collusion, Catalogue, Chicago.
Books, Journals & Catalogues
2010Archiving Time & Place: Contemporary Art Practice in Northern Ireland since the Belfast Agreement, Catalogue, MCAC, N. Ireland.
2009Towards an Eternal Dawn, Catalogue, Gallery Karas, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia.
2009Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art & Culture, Issue 09 Cruelty, Art Projects
2007Inaugural Exhibition: Eleven Artists, Catalogue, Claremorris Gallery, Ireland.
2006Radical History Review Issue 95, New Imperialisms, Duke University Press.
2005Radical History Review Issue 93, Homeland Securities, Duke University Press.
2005Eleven Eleven (1111): Journal of Literature and Art, Volume 2, California College of the Arts.
2005American Art, A Cultural History, Bjelajac, David, Second Edition, Pearson Inc.
2004The New Collusion, Catalogue, Contemporary Arts Council, Chicago.
2003Cuirt Annual, Culture & Conflict Group: Settlement, Galway Arts Centre (Ireland).
2003Re:Figure, Catalogue, Gahlberg Gallery, DuPage, Illinois.
2003Poetry Review, Vol 92 No 4 Winter 2002/3, UK.
20022002 Biennial Exhibition, 2002 Whitney Biennial Catalogue, Whitney Museum of Art.
2001Cepa Journal, 'The Culture & Conflict Group', Davis, Lyell & Nickard, Gary, May.
Selected Reviews, Interviews & Articles
2014Fadda, Reema Salha & Saracine, Nour K, 'Jerusalem Show VII: Report', Ibraaz, November 27.
2014Franceshini, Silvia, 'The Spaces of Confinement', Domus, August.
2013'Watch: Yugoslav Communist Leader Josip Broz Tito's Bunker Turned into a Modern Art Museum', Agence France-Press, May 2.
2012Nguyen, Trong Gia, 'Interview with the Artists: Full Spectrum Dominance', ArtSlant, April 13.
2012Braithewaite, Hunter, 'Full Spectrum Dominance at Carol Jazzar', Whitehot Magazine, April.
2012Tschida, Anne, 'Brooklyn at Jazzar', Miami Herald, March 12.
2012Wollenweber, Heike, 'Heike Wollenweber Visits Full Spectrum Dominance',, March 7.
2010McClintock, Diana 'Conor McGrady: Atlanta', Review, Art Papers, July/August.
2010 Hocking, Bree, 'Visual Arts Review: Archiving Place and Time', Culture Northern Ireland (Online), April 19.
2009Lukic, Neva, 'Conor McGrady, Gallery Karas; Dario Solman, Gallery PM', Vijenac, (Croatia) Oct 22.
2009Kis, Patrica, 'Guests from America at Karas and PM Galleries', Jutarnji List (Croatia), Oct 6.
2008Artner, Alan, 'Images Take on A Haunting New Life', Chicago Tribune, October 31.
2008 Feaster, Felicia, 'New York based Painter Delves into a Harsh World at Saltworks', Creative Loafing, Feb 27.
2008Oates, Leah, 'An Interview with Painter Conor McGrady', NY Arts, Jan-Feb.
2007McDermott, Peter, 'Policing the Populace' The Irish Echo, Oct 31-Nov 6.
2007 Cyphers Wright, Jeffery, 'The Perennial Allure of Allegorical Black and White', Chelsea Now, Nov 23 – 30.
2006Hawkins, Margaret, 'Lines Drawn Fiercely in McGrady's Purity', Chicago Sun-Times, July 28.
2006 Artner, Alan, 'Uniforms, Government Buildings in Colorless World of Ominous Quiet', Chicago Tribune. July 28.
2006Camper, Fred, 'A Black-and-White Worldview', Chicago Reader, July 21.
2006Lewis, Tamzin, 'Starkness Coloured by Life Experience', The Journal (UK), April 6.
2005Feaster, Felicia, 'A Place to Call Home', Creative Loafing Atlanta, November 16.
2005'Conor McGrady: A New Order,' The Week, March 11.
2005Feaster, Felicia, 'Architecture of Doom', Creative Loafing Atlanta, February 2.
2005Orden, Abraham, 'Conor McGrady at Ratio 3,' Flash Art, January-February. Interview with Tania Ketenjian, KALX Radio, Berkeley & WPS1 Art Radio Online, Nov 28.
2004Stein, Lisa, 'Re:Figure Plays with Figurative Painting', Chicago Tribune, May 2.
2004Pollock, Barbara,' Phantom Arch', Time Out New York, July 17-24.
2003Interview on 'Settlement' Exhibition, Rattlebag, RTE Radio 1, Ireland, April 24.
2003Interviewed with Artists in 'Settlement' Exhibition, Radio Foyle, Derry, N. Ireland, Jan 30.
2002Noble, Kevin, 'Questioning Subject: An Interview with Conor McGrady', The Thing, (Online) June.
2002Stein, Lisa, 'Tresses the Hairy Topic of Cut, Pulled Art Show', Chicago Tribune, Sept. 27.
2002Yood, James, 'Conor McGrady – NFA Space/Chicago Cultural Center', Artforum, May.
2002Gioni, Massimiliano, 'The Whitney Biennial: All the Small Things', Flash Art, May/June.
2002Strauber, Alan, 'Art Entices Eyes, Ears at Whitney Museum', Ploughkeepsie Journal, May.
2002 Strickland, Carol, 'Whitney Pushes Boundaries of Modern Art', The Christian Science Monitor, March 29.
2002Artner, Alan, 'Drawings Unite in One Environment', Chicago Tribune, March 28.
2002Artner, Alan, 'Art Review – Conor McGrady', Chicago Tribune, March 22.
2002Smith, Alicia, 'Artist's Memories Inspire Universal Emotions', Lerner News, March 13-14.
2002Saltz, Jerry, 'American Bland Stand', The Village Voice, March 7.
2002Plagens, Peter, 'This Man Will Decide What Art Is', Newsweek, March 4.
2002Lopez, Ruth, 'Three Area Artists to Shine in NY's Whitney Biennial', Chicago Tribune, March 3.
2002Hinkel, Joanne, 'Chicagoans at the Whitney Biennial', F News Magazine, March.
2002Noll, Damien, 'The Self, Ourselves, Considered', Metropolis Section, Chicago Journal, Feb 28.
2002 'Artist From Northern Ireland for Whitney', Art News, CIRCA Art Magazine, Ireland, Feb.
2001Noble, Kevin, 'Political Aesthetics: The Culture & Conflict Group', Fortnight, Belfast, Sept.
2000Mutscheller, Charles, Conflicted Views: Part II', New Art Examiner, Nov.
2000 Tejada, Roberto, 'Unlimited Partnerships: Collaborations in Contemporary Art Part II', Artvoice, Nov 30 – Dec 6.
2000Rausa Fuller, Janet, 'Thirteen Rising Stars', Sunday Chicago Sun Times, Oct 8.
2000Whelan, Peader, An Phoblacht (Ireland), August 10.
1997Gruber, Jennifer, 'Painter's Strokes Color a world of Brutal Emotions', Irish American Post, Sept.
2009Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant
2009FACE Croatia, The Fund for Croatian Arts and Cultural Exchange
2003Stipend, Woolworth Building Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York.
2002Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago.
2000Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago.
2000Ragdale Foundation/Union League and Civic Arts Foundation Fellowship.
2000Jurors Award, 15th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial.
1996Northern Arts Small Assistance Award, UK.
1996Lawlor Foundation, UK.
1996Prince's Trust Award, UK.
1995Northern Print Studio Graduate Bursary, UK.
2015Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron.
2015RE/Viewing Jerusalem Residency, Al-Hoash, Jerusalem.
2003Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Residency at the Woolworth Building, New York.
2002Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois.
2000Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois.
National University of Ireland Galway
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia (Time Sensitive Material Portfolio).
Belfast Media Group, N. Ireland