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 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 surface such as the commissioned GENESES (San Francisco, CA; 2019); as well as the founding of cultural infrastructure and exploration of shared medium: the two-pound Sans Titre (ITER; Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, FR 2019); and the unseen yet measured Suns Lost Twin (UCLA /Keck Observatory US; 2022).
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).
Corday is participating in 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale at the invitation of the European Culture Centre.
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
11 NOV 2020
This monograph covers the past 20 years of New York-based artist Christine Corday’s practice. Her artistic approach consists of manipulation of matter into different states, producing massive sculptures that viewers are meant to experience through touch, leaving memories on the surface of her work. Christine Corday: Works includes an essay by art and architectural historian Miwon Kwon.
Publisher: Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis
Hardcover / 10.25 x 12.25 inches
120 images / 184 pages
22 OCT 2019
Christine Corday: RELATIVE POINTS presents the artist’s monumental, site-specific installation at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in 2019. The exhibition catalog features an interview of the artist conducted by Lisa Le Feuvre [Director, Holt-Smithson Foundaton] , an essay by Michael Govan [Director, LACMA], along with an essay and introduction by Lisa Melandri [exhibition curator and CAMstl executive director] Installation photography by Dusty Kessler.
Publisher: Radius Books
Paperback. 86 pages.
For projects with Architecture, please contact Christopher Grimes Projects
CORDAY / NEW YORK