Bio

Bridget Conn earned a BFA in Studio Art from Tulane University in 2000, and an MFA from the University of Georgia in 2003, focusing in photography, mixed media and installation. Having received a terminal degree at the age of 24, Bridget decided it best to move to Australia and pick fruit for a spell. After returning to the US, she taught Art at multiple colleges in Georgia and was an active member of the Stillmoreroots Group, an artist collective focused on bringing art opportunities to under-served communities.

Bridget has participated in over 100 exhibitions, nearly 30 of which have been solo. These include the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University, as well as venues in Thailand, Italy, Hungary and South Korea. She has been a resident at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, and the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest. In 2014, she was the recipient of a Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

In 2009, Bridget moved to Asheville, NC where she taught at AB Tech Community College, Blue Ridge Community College, and Warren Wilson College, in addition to working as an arts writer, designer, and independent artist.  Her association with the Phil Mechanic Studios Public Darkroom starting in 2009 blossomed into the creation of The Asheville Darkroom, a non-profit art educational facility which she founded in 2012 and served as Executive Director and primary instructor through May 2016. Bridget joined the faculty of Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA in August 2016 as Assistant Professor of Art, teaching Photography, including experimental darkroom processes.

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