Image Courtesy: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo: Abby Gillardi
b. 1970 Laurel, Maryland, U.S. North America.
Christine Corday (known as CORDAY G 2000-2006) engages a materials practice as artist with the evolving human scale of perception and fundamental forces. The artist works with temperature, pressure, material states, elemental metals as well as creates further medium often in collaborations with international scientists and science organizations such as NASA,SETI [US], ITER [FR], ORNL [US], Enbio [IE], ZYBECK [US], UCLA Galactic Center Group [US] and KBNNO [FI]. In solo museum exhibitions, Protoist Series: Selected Forms, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA; US 2015); Relative Points, Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis (Saint Louis, MO; US 2019); UNE, High Line (New York, NY; 2008); as well as group exhibitions Something Fierce and (INFRA)Structure, Lannan Foundation (Santa Fe, NM; US 2016, 2018), and Spacewalker / 43F 14.7p, Projects + Gallery (Saint Louis, MO; US 2018) 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 a range of relative measure from the commissioned twenty-ton GENESES (San Francisco, CA; 2018); the several gram Sans Titre (ITER; Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, FR 2019); and the unseen but measurable Suns Lost Twin (UCLA /Keck Observatory US; 2020).
Following an astrophysics internship at NASA/SETI (Moffett Field, CA; US 1991), Corday created Foundation Civilization (Seville, ES; 2000) for projects at the intersection of Art and Science such as Instrument for the Ocean to Play (2001). In Spain, Corday formulated a black pigment color in her studio later selected by Architect Michael Arad as the touch-focused color for the National September 11 Memorial (Ground Zero, NY; US 2011) which Corday and her assistant applied by hand through a heated application over the Bronze Name Parapets of the North and South Tower pools. Corday had work studios in Tokyo, Japan (1999-2000); Seville, Spain (2000-2004); Greenpoint, Brooklyn (2005-2008); and Hudson Valley, New York (2008-Current).
Corday was nominated for the United States Artist Fellow (2016).
She was awarded 2019 recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation Brian Wall Foundation Grant for Sculptors with solo museum exhibitions supported by National Endowment for the Arts (2019), Robert Lehman Foundation (2019) and Lannan Foundation (2015).
She lives in New York with husband Christopher Powers and their dog Rook.
AWARDS / GRANTS
2019 National Endowment of the Arts
RELATIVE POINTS / Contemporary Arts Museum Saint Louis
2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation
2019 Brian Wall 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
2011 Making of the 9/11 Memorial
History Channel Documentary, Parrot Productions
2011 Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero
Discovery Channel Documentary, Spielberg Productions
CORDAY / NEW YORK