Connor Liljestrom - Artist Statement
CONNOR LILJESTROM (b. 1995, Jackson, WY) Graduated with a BA in fine art from the University of Wyoming in 2019, where he gained recognition through scholarship award, portfolio review, and residency selection. Since, his works have sold out at solo exhibitions and been collected privately both nationally and internationally. His stand-out emergent success has supported the establishment of an exclusive partnership with New West Fine Art. His solo exhibitions with New West Fine Art include ‘The Last Of The Old West’ (2020).
His work references mythologies, Hollywood and pop culture, natural history, colonialism, and the canon of Western-centric art history. Liljestrom layers these references such that a platform for the viewer is created to either enter conversation centered around these subjects, or be introduced to them for the first time altogether. He works primarily in oil and mixed oil media.
He lives and works in Jackson, Wyoming.
'Last of the Old West', May 29th-November 30th, 2020