Born in 1975, and raised in New Canaan, CT., Joseph Conrad-Ferm’s paintings are in public and private collections worldwide and has over 40 solo and group shows to his credit. This highly talented artist produces large scale abstract paintings bursting with visual energy and referencing both mid-century American abstract expressionism as well as contemporary urban art.
Ferms’ work is used notable by interior designers and has been published in design publications in the U.S. and Europe. His work has been seen on Home By Novogratz, an HGTV series as well as the hit CBS show Elementary.
“I don’t have a college art degree and I don’t have an art critics vocabulary. I paint when I’m feeling good and I paint when feeling otherwise. I find the right music to fit my mood and I go to work, though work is probably not the right word for it. It used to pour out of me, as fast as I could move the brush, though I’ve since learned to restrain my efforts. My recent process in the studio has become quite intense, by design. My intention is to reveal a complex and timeless process that is easy to engage.”
Ferm lives in the village of Saugerties, NY, with his two young children and wife, artist Sarah Conrad-Ferm. Ferm’s most recent large scale abstracts are currently on exhibition at Paul Fisher Gallery in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach and permanently installed at Café Boloud Palm Beach. He had a one-person show at Coral Springs Museum of Art and is in important private collections including Beth Dewoody, Jane Holzer, and Bruce Helander.