Michelle Condrat was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah, with a Bachelor Degree in Painting and Drawing and a minor in Art History.
Michelle brings a passion and an extraordinary perspective to the wondrous landscapes of Utah, the Southwest, and especially the Grand Canyon as she spends time outdoors gathering inspiration for her paintings. She is known for a unique painting style as well as vibrant color choices. Michelle intuits the intricate geometry in nature shining through as she captures a distinctive look that has been referred to as "digital" or "architectural" as she goes about building linear layers with a symphony of blended paint strokes. In addition, Michelle's style reveals a sense of movement in the scene, as the eyes tune in to the motion and depth of the plants and trees that seemingly flicker and create a felt sense of being there. A truly unique artist, Michelle Condrat captures a fresh visual perspective that reveals the essence of uplifting joy that no technology can even approximate.
Michelle has won numerous awards throughout the years such as The Zion National Park Invitational Foundation Excellence Award in 2014 and the People's Choice Award in 2019, the Cedar Breaks National Monument Plein Air Festival People's Choice Award in 2017, the Sears Dixie Invitational Viewer's Choice Award in 2020 and the Sears Dixie Invitational Purchase Award in 2021, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Best of Show Award in 2021, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art People's Choice Award in 2022 as well as in 2023, and has had her artwork featured on the cover of Arizona Highways Magazine in the January Issue 2023.
Mountain Trails Gally Sedona is proud to represent this fine contemporary artist!
“I want to give viewers the feeling of motion,” the artists says. “When people are outside, elements like trees and water are not standing still. They are always moving. I want people to feel as if my paintings are alive.”…Michelle Condrat
(From a feature article “Michelle Condrat / Fresh Vistas” in the August 2018 issue of Southwest Art Magazine by Bonnie Gangelhoff)