Connor McNerney
connormmcnerny@gmail.com

b. 1992, Phoenix, Arizona

Biography

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.

Education

2015-2016
Arizona State University, BFA Sculpture - Summa Cum Laude
2010-2014
Northern Arizona University, BFA Studio Art (transferred to ASU)

Professional Experience

Jun 2015- Dec 2015
Manufacturer's Apprentice, Kornegay Design, Phoenix, AZ
2014-Present
Studio Assistant, Rebecca McNerney Designs, Phoenix, AZ

Exhibitions

2017
Thursday Service, Franconia in the City @ Casket, Tempe, AZ
Stuck Together, Franconia in the City @ Casket, Tempe, AZ

2016
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

2015
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

2014
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

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

2015
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Dean's List
Best in Show Overall, Near Truth, Phoenix, AZ

2013-2014
Northern Arizona Univeristy Dean's List

Artist Residencies

2017
Franconia Sculpture Park - Intern Artist - Spring & Summer Session

2016
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