Lioda Conrad Fine Art

Lioda Conrad Fine Art

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

About Lioda Conrad Fine Art

Artist Statement
"I am an artist because it is something that I am as a being of creation and
creation is a primary function thus. Inside I find a well of
immeasurable, quiet turmoil where shapes, forms and colour
surface and struggle to find life outside of my being. I allow these
to overwhelm me every time I work and find solace in the fact that
they are a part of me. A Singular line can have as much beauty as
the most complex verse or pattern, and embodies all of what the
artist is and can be. Contrasts within work, life, light and dark, soft
and hard, good and bad just the beauty of things being, even a
single look in a child's eyes or a bottle top long discarded and
given to rust, all the minute changes in the being of things are
where I find beauty and a reason to work. I paint to be me. Art
cannot conceal any lies. Within it can only be truth.”

Education

Lioda Conrad has made the switch from the visual performing arts during childhood
as a prima ballerina trained by renown Ken Yates and Jillian Joubert to study
Graphic design and entered into the filmmaking industry where she has been
working for the last 10 years as both Make-up and hair stylist as well as stylist,
wardrobe mistress or stills director on BBC, Warner Brothers and other productions.
Yearning to fully explore her deepest longing and well of turmoil felt to give outing to
her innermost thought and expressions, she has transitioned to full time artist.She is
a Cape Town based graphically trained Fine Artist with a love for the African
Environment. The bush, the people and the animals contained within, are reflected
clearly in her work. She has very elegant lines and a very personal bold style. Her
work is both sensitive and freely expressive of the beauty
found in Africa. Her work includes highly stylised contemporary portraits in split
contemporary colours as well as incredible charcoal, pastel and conte crayon
portraits both realistic but with a certain quality of elegance of line with sophisticated
and expert handling of a very hard medium to master. She had been described as an
upcoming "force" with substantial value by some SA art masters who are calling her
work an important body of work and consider her to be one of SA;s best female
artists.

Events

Featured Artist in Saatchi Collection.
Group exhibition - Conte Magazine Inaugural exhibition -44 Stanley
Contributing Artist: Dignity SA Auction for assisted Dying. "The Noble" fetching R100 000
Contributing Artist: Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - Valley Flair Art "Opia" fetching R40 000 as well as "Yugen" fetching R14 000
Contributing Artist - Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - ISPS Handa International Invitational - "Untamed Heart" fetching R24 000
Feature in Art Takes Manhattan
Feature in Xposy Magazine- Week long Trend
Feature in The Major Gallery
Feature in Createx
Most funds donated via sales World exclusive Baboon Matters
Artist in African Portraiture service UK based EN1 Prints
Invitation to Japan by Minister of Economy
Invitation to New York By Colourme Africa
Week recidencey with Benon Lutaaya- August House
Winner design award SANCA
Best Figure study student award
Recipient of Oppenheimer Grant
Works hosted in private collections in USA, UK, Ireland, SA and Switzerland

Exhibitions

4 page Feature Premier Magazine Bidvest International Airport Lounges" March 2018
Harlem Fine Arts Show. New York 2018
Group Exhibition: Artem Gallery Opening
Group Exhibition: Opulent Collector
Group Exhibition: EOS Gallery
Group exhibition : Conte Magazine Inaugural exhibition -44 Stanley
Group Exhibition : Dignity SA Auction for assisted Dying. "The Noble" fetching R100 000
Group Exhibition : Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - Valley Flair Art "Opia" fetching R40 000
Group Exhibition : Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - Valley Flair Art "Opia" fetching
Group Exhibition : Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - ISPS Handa International Invitational - "Untamed Heart" fetching R24 000