Image Courtesy: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo: Abby Gillardi

BIOGRAPHY

 

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.

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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

Nominee

 

2015 Lannan Foundation

PROTOIST SERIES / Los Angeles County Museum of Art

 

 

FILM

 

2011 Making of the 9/11 Memorial

History Channel Documentary, Parrot Productions

 

2011 Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero

Discovery Channel Documentary, Spielberg Productions

 

 

PUBLICATION

 

Christine Corday : WORKS

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

ISBN: 9781942185512

 

Christine Corday : RELATIVE POINTS

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.

ISBN: 9780997736410

 

 

STUDIO CONTACT

 

studio@cordayg.com

1-917-673-5475

NEW YORK

 

For projects with Architecture, please contact Christopher Grimes Projects

 

For more information on Spacewalker, please contact Barrett Barrera Projects

 

 

 

 

 

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