Connor McNerney

b. 1992, Phoenix, Arizona


Connor McNerney is a sculptor from Phoenix, Arizona. By using or making a combination of common objects like beans, bicycles and furniture he comments on humanity, action, mourning, and experience. His love of cycling and the bicycle has a pronounced impact on his work.


2016 Arizona State University, BFA Sculpture - Summa Cum Laude

Professional Experience

2018 - Installation Specialist, west elm, Greensboro, NC
2014 - 2017 - Studio Assistant, Rebecca McNerney Designs, Phoenix, AZ
2017 - Intern Artist, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN
2015 - Manufacturer's Apprentice, Kornegay Design, Phoenix, AZ


Thursday Service, Franconia in the City @ Casket, Minneapolis, MN
Stuck Together, Franconia in the City @ Casket, Minneapolis, MN

TMI, Gallery 100, Tempe, AZ
Threshold, Gallery 100, Phoenix, AZ
Roger's Lake Residency, Flagstaff Modern and Contemporary Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ
Blueshift, Beth Hebrew Synagogue, Phoenix, AZ
Sustenance, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

Mass Action, Unexpected Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Distilled in the Desert, Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, AZ
Jinx, Eleventh Monkey, Phoenix, AZ
Near Truth, Walter Studios, Phoenix, AZ

Show Me Your Objects, Upper Floor Gallery, Jerome, AZ
It's Elemental, Fine Craft Exhibition, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

Awards, Recognition, & Print Media and Online Publications

Trimble, Lynn, Here's the Best Art We Saw in Metro Phoenix During September 2016, Phoenix New Times |

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Dean's List
Best in Show Overall, Near Truth, Phoenix, AZ

Northern Arizona Univeristy Dean's List

Artist Residencies

Franconia Sculpture Park - Intern Artist - Spring & Summer Session

Roger's Lake Artist Residency, Flagstaff, AZ

Technical Abilities

Metal fabrication: Armature assembly, sheet metal work, grinder operation, plasma cutter, gas welding, MIG, SMAW, tap and die, machining

Foundry: experience with plaster, silicon, and fiberglass mold making, bronze, iron, and aluminum casting, experienced in final metal chasing

Concrete Casting: creation of molds (including plastic vacu-form molds), mold preparation, making and pouring concrete, developed a clean and efficient working process

Woodworking: mortise and tenon , half lap joint, bridal joints, table saw, compound miter, mitered boxes, wood splines, carving, band saw, hand held and table router,

Printmaking: wood relief, intaglio, lithography, letterpress

General: photography, ceramics: hand building and wheel throwing, enthusiasm to teach and help others