Connor Frew is an artist and writer currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He received his BFA in Studio Art and BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. He is a Texas Exes Forty Acres Scholar, and a 2015-16 recipient of the Susan Vaughan Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History. His works and writings have been shown at the MOM Gallery and Dude Ranch in Austin, TX; the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY; and at the 2016 Unnoticed Art Festival in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Additional work has been published in Wasafiri Magazine, The Rib, the University of Texas’ Analecta Journal, and El Aleph Magazine.
“This fall I’ll be working to establish a publicly-accessible library and reading room housed at Habitable Spaces; providing a foundation for an archive of small-run or vernacular texts, zines, and publications by residents and future artists to be housed that would run in perpetuity; and designing a series of programs centered around archives, publication, zine-making, and print with visiting artists from Central and Northern Texas.
My hopeful goal is to leave behind a foundation for an active, potent, collaborative, and growing archive of text and image that may serve to impact the community of Kingsbury, and place Habitable Spaces into a network of radical archives and libraries doing amazing work all over the world. Months and years down the road, I hope to find a thriving body of work, nice shelves, and well-read books (the best kind).”