A Clock and Map Minute, University Art Museum, University at Albany, SUNY (upcoming) Minium Paintings, Super Dakota, Brussels
Circular Garden, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
A Reflective Eyeball, Smart Objects, Los Angeles, CA
Late painter/new paint, Retrospective, Hudson, NY
Emiter, James Fuentes, New York, NY
Mrs. Fibonacci’s Traditional False Color Broccoli with Orange Sauce, Annarumma, Naples, Italy Incident Report Viewing Station, Hudson, NY
Diorama, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
The Other Real, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Certainty of Others, curated by Cynthia Daignault, the FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY Abandoned Luncheonette, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
Ekphrasis, yours mine & ours, New York, NY
Olimpia’s Eyes, Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles, CA
Onion by the Ocean, Underdonk, New York, NY
Works from the Collection, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin
Salon 57, 247365, New York, NY
826NYC Exhibition & Auction, David Zwirner, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Leo XIII, Tilburg, Netherlands
Unhide, Smart Objects, Los Angeles, CA
<< < > >> (vol.2), Super Dakota, Brussels
The Go Between: Works from the collection of Ernesto Esposito, Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy Evelyn Yard, London, England
NEWD Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY
Raster Raster, Aran Cravey, Los Angeles, CA
Fruits/Flowers/Appliances, LVL3, Chicago, IL
2011 Andrew Gehr West Scholarship, VCU Department of Painting Faculty Award
2010 Dean’s Scholarship, VCU Department of Sculpture Faculty Award
2009 Charles Renick Scholarship, VCU Sculpture Department Faculty Award
Painting Honors, VCU Painting and Printmaking Department
2008 Tyler Binsted Scholarship, VCU Sculpture Department Faculty Award
Outstanding Artist Award, VCU Art Foundation Faculty Award
2007 VCU Provost Scholarship
i-D, “why new york’s young artists are leaving the city and moving upstate”, December 6, 2016
Artsy, “Conor Backman Channels Trompe L’Oeil and the Hudson River School into Contemporary Paintings” January 26, 2016 Wut Mag, interview with Allison Fonder, January, 2016
Huffington Post, “The Best Art to See in L.A. This January”, January 7, 2016
Culture Vulture, Interview, November, 2015
Artspace, “6 Artworks to Invest in This October” October 14, 2015
Widewalls, “Contemporary Painters Whose Work You Should Know, October, 2015
Huffington Post, “15 Artists to Watch in 2015” Steven Zevitas, December 16, 2014
New American Paintings, No. 116, Northeast Issue, Juried by Michelle Grabner
Info-Punkt, “Meeting” interview with Hendrik Niefeld, December 6, 2014
New American Paintings, “Mirror Stage” interview with Stephanie Cristello, March 5, 2014
Huffington Post, “6 ‘Postinternet’ Artists You Should Know” March 5, 2014
Art Papers – July/August 2013 Conor Backman: The Other Real, by Erin Devine
Baltimore City Paper, Trompe Le Monde, Baynard Woods, April 10, 2013
Bmore Art, Art Shadows, Mac Falby, April 11, 2013
Sculpture Center – Sculpture Center Tumblr April 2, 2013.
L Magazine – “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30” March 13, 2013.
Chris Schreck – “STUDIO VISIT: Conor Backman” Dec. 30, 2012.
INDI Berlin, James Shaeffer – “Conor Backman: Exposing the Sublime in the Mundane” Nov. 19, 2012. Washington City Paper, “Emerging at (e)merge: Conor Backman”, Kriston Capps, Oct. 6, 2012.
Digimag, “Post Internet e Post Gallerie: Conor Backman e la Reference Gallery”, Robin Peckham, 2012.
The Artblog, “Thinking about materials, memory and process at Little Berlin”, Alison McMenamin, 2011. Vincent Uribe and Allison Kilberg – “Artist Of the Week.” LVL3 2011.
ArtFCity, “In Our Masthead: Conor Backman.” Paddy Johnson, May 2010.
Baltimore City Paper, “Extra Ordinary: Group show spotlights the everyday wallpaper of these restless
times”, Alex Ebstein, June 2010.