Elizabeth Corkery (born 1986, Sydney, Australia; lives Sacramento, CA) holds a BFA in Printmaking from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia and an MFA from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium; and The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK. She has received production and research funding in the U.S. from Brooklyn Arts Council and The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, as well as Australian philanthropic organizations The Australia Council, The Dame Joan Sutherland Fund and The Ian Potter Cultural Trust. Corkery has presented in solo and group exhibitions at venues around the world, including Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Boylston, MA; and Outside Gallery, North Adams, MA; as well as First Draft Gallery, Sydney, AU; The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland; and Beers Contemporary, London, UK. Corkery has worked with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA and is the Founder/Director of the international printmaking collaborative and publisher Print Club, Ltd.
Statement from the Artist:
These screenprints come from a series of nineteen that each feature individual forms taken from my 2019 installation, “On The Wall”, a 40 foot-long wall mural installed at Providence College Galleries, RI. The piece began with a referential nod to the Bauhaus, the German school where a generation of Modernists sought to train a new generation of artists and designers. Via workshops led by leading masters of form and technique, students in the wall-painting workshop designed and produced murals, reliefs and color schemes to function like architectural elements.