Bio

Moria Crone

Moira Crone / New Orleans, LA 
contact: moiracrone@gmail.com

Education: MA Writing, Johns Hopkins University 1978
BA, Smith College, 1974 (High Honors)
Art Education: Studied with Neo-Realist Painter Francis Cohen Gillespie at Smith.
Studied painting with Philip Sandusky and Dell Weller, New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, 1990’s.

Exhibitions
Juried Shows:
Grand Isle Juried Exhibition (Honorable Mention) 2010
Politico Pop-Up 3, New Orleans, LA, June, 2018
And Now For Something New, Lemieux Galleries, New Orleans, 2018
Alchemy of Night, with photographer Leona Strassberg Steiner, 912 Gallery, Julia Street, New Orleans, (Part of PhotoNola).  December 14-28, 2019. 

Group Shows:
Crescent City Brewhouse, Decatur Street, New Orleans, December 2019.
Crescent City Brewhouse, New Orleans, 2012
Gallery of Works Inspired by her novel, The Not Yet, Barrister Gallery, New Orleans April, 2011
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts Student Show, 1998, 1999.
Retrospective, Bywater Art Market Artists, 2012.
Vermont Landscapes, 128 Main Street, Johnson, Vermont, 2002 (Vermont Studio Center)

Collaborations:
Ovala, a fairy tale set on our Gulf Coast, writing by Moira Crone, illustrations by Ursula Emery McClure, Kristi Cheramie, and Sarah Young.  Performance, H20 Symposium at University of Louisiana 2017. www.emerymcclure.com/new-page-1/

Writing About Art:

Exhibition Catalog Essays: Photographs of Thomas Neff, Gallery of the College of Staten Island. September, 2009. Retrospective, Jill Bullitt, Painter:  Gerard Mosse Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2012.

Writing:

Moira Crone is a painter, and the author of six books of fiction, and over fifty short stories, fantastical tales, and essays.  Her work as a visual artist informs her fiction: her fiction informs her painting. Her novel set on the future Gulf Coast, The Not Yet, was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award 2012, an international prize for science fiction paperback of the year. She has received prizes and fellowships from the Southern Fellowship of Writers (The Robert Penn Warren Award), the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Harvard-Radcliffe, the NEA, the ATLAS Program for Louisiana Artists, and the Independent Publisher Awards (Regional Gold Medal.) She is the former director of the MFA in Creative Writing at Louisiana State University.

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