Christine Corday engages a materials practice as artist with the evolving human scale of perception and fundamental forces. She works with temperature, material states, elemental metals as well as creates further medium often in artist-led collaborations with international scientists and science organizations.
b. 1970 Laurel, Maryland, U.S. North America.
Christine Corday (known as CORDAY G 1999 - 2005) engages a materials practice as artist with the evolving human scale of perception and fundamental forces. She works with temperature, material states, elemental metals as well as creates further medium often in artist-led collaborations with international scientists and science organizations. In solo exhibitions, Protoist Series: Selected Forms, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA; 2015), UNE, High Line (New York, NY; 2008); Spacewalker / 43F 14.7p, Projects + Gallery (Saint Louis MO; 2018); and Relative Points, Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis (Saint Louis, MO; 2019) works suspend between material states provoking more conscious moments between sensory stimuli and definition. Corday's compositions are materially informed and informing; allowing awareness of perceptual bias as well as broadening sensory engagement with touch and the indexical register of memory on their material surfaces. Other works explore the intimacy of shared public surfaces in range of measurement from the commissioned 25,000 pound GENESES (San Francisco, CA; 2018) to the several gram work GRAVITY (Southern France; 2020). Following an astrophysics internship at NASA/SETI (Moffett Field, CA; 1991), Corday created Foundation Civilization (Seville, ES; 2000) for projects exploring the intersections of Art and Science such as Instrument for the Ocean to Play (2001). In Spain, Corday formulated a black pigment color later selected by Architect Michael Arad as the touch-focused color for the National September 11 Memorial (Ground Zero, NY; 2011) which Corday and an assistant applied by hand through a heated application. Corday founded her work studios in Tokyo, Japan (1999-2000); Seville, Spain (2000-2004); Greenpoint, Brooklyn (2005-2008); and Hudson Valley, New York (2008-Current). She lives in New York with husband Christopher Powers and their dog Rook. Read More
AWARDS / GRANTS
2019 National Endowment of the Arts
RELATIVE POINTS / Contemporary Arts Museum Saint Louis
2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation
2019 Recipient of Pollock-Krasner Foundation Brian Wall Foundation Grant for Sculptors
2016 United States Artist Fellow
2015 Lannan Foundation
PROTOIST SERIES / Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Image Courtesy: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo: Abby Gillardi
CORDAY / NEW YORK