b. 1970 Laurel, Maryland, U.S
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. In solo exhibitions, Protoist Series: Selected Forms,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA; 2015), UNE, High Line (New York, NY; 2008) and upcoming 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 her husband Christopher and their dog Willy.
Corday was nominated for the United States Artist Fellow in 2016.