Artist Stephanie Corne, a French born, New York based painter, held her first public exhibition of her highly anticipated work at Flyer Art Gallery in Rome, Italy in February 2016. The debut is followed with four exhibitions in 2016. Ms. Corne’s “Embodiment” and “Facemotion” series have garnered significant attention for their evocative content, social commentary and innovative presentation format. In her paintings and performance art, Corne transforms the traditional canvas workspace into a multi-dimensional stage, painting her subjects in real time. She combines 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 is one of the artists at the forefront of an industry shift away from the traditional gallery setting and experience of contemporary art. Her work is also indicative of the growing use of new media, transmedia, and technology in conjunction with formal technique and mediums like painting. Corne’s experimentation and hybrid expression has attracted interest worldwide and she is currently developing a fifth project for 2016.
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.
On June 4th, 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 is exhibiting internationally in the latter half of the year. She is having her first solo show from July 8th to August 21st at the Kalinka gallery in Pondicherry, India.
Here is an article about her exhibit in the New Indian Express:
She is next in a group exhibition and public event at Chateau de Villequiers in France at the end of September 2016.
Corne was born in Paris, France in 1969, and moved to New York in 1993. She works and lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and family.
Stephanie Corne’s artwork and contact information can be viewed at: www.stephaniecorne.com