2017 Artists

Maren Conrad

Sacramento, USA

Maren Conrad has established a reputation as one of Northern California's most promising visual artists. Inspired by the concepts of loss and renewal, Conrad creates visual metaphors that express the collective truths learned from these shared human experiences. Composed of paint and metal-leaf between multiple layers of resin, her work creates a visually complex and multi-dimensional experience that establishes a distinct and lasting connection with her audience.

Working largely on a commission basis from her private studio in Sacramento, CA, Conrad has successfully placed her work in publicly traded companies, private firms, hotels, airports, and residential spaces throughout California as well as private collections in Napa, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago and Tel Aviv. Additionally, she was honored to be named the artist-in-residence for The Andaz, Hyatt Hotel Corporation's celebrated boutique-hotel network. The California State Senate recognized Conrad as one of the states prominent artists, featuring her work in the California State Senate 2015-2016 Fine Art Collection. Currently her piece "Lady Like" hangs in the California's Capital. Locally, Conrad was chosen as the first solo-artist to be featured at Sacramento's Crocker Museum Art Mix in 2012 and as featured artist at San Diego Museum of Art's Full Bloom celebration. Conrad's work is currently represented by the prestigious Aerena Gallery Group. Conrad's largest piece "Elevation", which stands at eight feet tall and 82 feet wide, was procured by SacJet and is installed at their Mather Air Force Base Private Terminal.

Conrad's work has received broad media coverage in USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, UK Yahoo homepage, Forbes, the Associated Press and San Francisco Magazine's Power Issue in December 2013. She was also the first featured artist in Golf & Lifestyle Magazine.