|Bridget Conn earned a BFA in Studio Art from Tulane University in 2000. Her continued exploration into visual art earned her an MFA from the University of Georgia in 2003, focusing in photography, mixed media and installation. During those years she managed to travel to England, Russia, Mexico, Italy, and Ghana. Having received a Master’s degree, she promptly moved to Australia to travel and pick fruit. She returned in 2004 and participated in six group and solo shows in this year, including “Gathering” at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA alongside outsider-artist Thornton Dial.
In 2005 Bridget moved to the small town of Swainsboro, GA, in order to work towards creating an artist community with the Stillmoreroots Group, an artist collective based in the idea of bringing art opportunities to underserved communities. In three and a half years she taught Art at East Georgia College, worked closely with the Emanuel Arts Council to create workshops, festivals and summer camps, taught after-school classes at the local middle school, and served as the web designer and exhibition preparator at Gallery RFD. In 2008, Stillmoreroots’ efforts were recognized by an article in Southern Living Magazine.
Since 2003, Bridget has taught Photography and Foundations at five colleges/universities in the state of Georgia, and has participated in over 80 shows, over twenty of which have been solo. These have ranged from the Southeast into the West, as well as 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 August of 2009, Bridget relocated to Asheville, NC. Her shows as of September 2012 include a group show at The Asheville Airport, a faculty group show at the AB Tech library, a solo show at The Pump Gallery in October 2012, and a solo show at Eclipse Hair Salon in January 2013. She currently teaches Digital Media at AB Tech and darkroom photography and digital application at The Asheville Darkroom.