Artist Stephanie Corne, a French born & New York based painter, exhibited in different venues in India, France and New York.
Ms. Corne’s “Embodiment” and “Facemotions” and Vitiligo project have garnered significant attention for their evocative content, social commentary and innovative presentation format.
In these three series, she has transformed the traditional canvas workspace into a multi-dimensional stage, painting her subjects in real time. In her series, she has combined still photography, digital video and choreographed story elements to document her subjects.
Her “Vitiligo” project was featured in an article on CNN.com in June 25, 2014:
As well as on Mic.com on June 7th, 2016:
Corne’s experimentation and hybrid expression has attracted interest worldwide.
She knows also how to use paint and canvas solely with her “reflections”, “Irises” and many previous pieces and is currently developing a New York series with acrylic on canvas to order to render her experiences of the city where she lives for 25 years. Again, her approach is unique for her “New York series” as her formats are 72” x 22”. It is in order to give a human size to the monumental element of NYC. She feels that the city calls for a vertical format when exploring architecture and the human condition.
Corne’s North American debut was a part of the group series “I Breathe With You” at the Augusta Savage Gallery at the Fine Art Center of University of Massachusetts Amherst from February 1 to March 6, 2016 where she did an homage to Ferguson in order denounce the disproportionate use of force by the police in America leading to the death of too many African American kids.
On June 4th 2016, Corne presented an exhibition and multimedia performance pieces titled “Embodiment” at the Waterfront Museum in Brooklyn, New York with dancers Julian Watson and Mykaila Symes and music by Birgid Volens.
For Corne, “Embodiment” is about finding one’s true self. “I envision the core of my being as an other version of myself right under the skin. This inner self is free in a space of interchangeable colors. It goes in slow motion towards its own refinement, which learns, adapt, creates and gives back. It represents what it is to just BE.” The show offers a provocative and intimate performance.
“I paint on the skin on the person, exposing the person’s feelings inside on the surface of the skin, which is the oldest parchment in the history of mankind. It is a special event that transforms a person, a unique piece of art dedicated to oneself.”
Corne had her first solo show from July 8th to August 21st 2016 at the Kalinka gallery in Pondicherry, India. Her paintings and photography were equally featured there.
Here is an article about her exhibit in the New Indian Express:
She then was part of a group exhibition and public event at Chateau de Villequiers in France in September 2016.
She is currently developing a series on New York City and its inhabitants.
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