CJ Conway is a multidisciplinary artist whose work with elemental materials, invisible forces and everyday items combine in themes that reflect a poetic, dynamic and interconnected universe.  In the studio she is influenced by a tradition of experimentation and materiality which results in work that often requires audience interactivity. By joining people to people and people to their environments, Conway often aspires to a therapeutic function in the aesthetic. In work of economy and sensory engagement, she attends to the interplay of the physical and metaphysical worlds. Born in New York, Conway attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and completed her BFA Honours, with RMIT University Melbourne in 2010. She has exhibited throughout Australia, Europe and the United States. Conway currently resides in Melbourne, Australia and in addition to her studio practice, has initiated several environmental/ social art projects in the Peruvian amazon.  She is currently the director of LabGardens, an ethnobotanical company which provides ethical economies to rainforest communities. Between 2013-2020 she was the founder and director of Lupunaluz, a conservation foundation and healing retreat whose programs sought to redefine human/plant relationships through active experience and creativity.

conway.cheryl@gmail.com
www.labgardens.com