Luke Conroy (1990) is an Australian artist, sociologist and educator, currently based in The Netherlands. His art practice is grounded in social observations and research, taking form in photography, digital art, video, text and installation. Across his eclectic projects, Luke creates satisfying and emotional visuals that promote a consideration of human values, relationships and beliefs across a variety of contexts. In order to create this work, Luke frequently imbeds himself in a variety of contrasting working environments, producing work that finds inspiration through collaboration with the local community and his own subjective interpretations.
In 2012 Luke graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sociology with minors in Journalism and Fine Arts. In 2013, under the supervision of renowned cultural sociologist Professor Adrian Franklin, Luke received First Class Honours for his thesis in the School of Social Science at the University of Tasmania. In 2015 Luke graduated from Charles Darwin University with a Diploma of Teaching and Learning, specialising in Art and Media. From 2015 to 2018, Luke worked full-time as a teacher of Photography, Graphic Design, Art and Media at a college in Tasmania, Australia.
Luke's projects have been successfully awarded a variety of grants and funding through the European Cultural Foundation, Arts Tasmania (Australia), Stroom Den Haag (The Netherlands), CultuurSchakel (The Netherlands), Viborg Kunsthal (Denmark), Hošek Contemporary gallery (Germany), Ministry of Culture of Karelia (Russia), Artist Residencies Enschede (The Netherlands) and Takt Berlin (Germany).