Black on white, stories are written, and in my case, cut. I invent cities, worlds and situations. They are memories, associations of word ideas, observations and thoughts that unfold in improbable juxtapositions. Each observer makes his or her own story in this accumulation of real or imaginary lives to remember the past and foresee the future.
Wether automatic writing or premeditated scenes, images pass through words. The creative inspiration comes from a text, a poem, or from a concept that I reduce to a mere title, or an amalgam of deformed words. Part of the pleasure is finding words that are identical in French and in English, or words with different meaning in different languages: word play, translation add complexity and meaning.
In my work of cuttings, artist books and public art, where they are full and empty shapes, everything must fall in place. One’s place in the world, one’s place in the city, one’s place in his/her body. In my graphic style, windows are used not to see out but in. The cutting blade traces labyrinths and poetic meandering. Shadow suggest danger but also opportunities for new adventures.
Everything is time and space. The viewer is invited to find his or her own way in these worlds.
Artist Bio / CV
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Prints and Drawings;
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis;
The Getty, Los Angeles;
MOMA , New York;
Achenbach foundation, San Francisco;
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC;
Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, Hunt Library;
National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington, DC;
Museum of the City of New York;
New York Historical Society;
Musée Saint-John Perse, Pointe-à-Pitre Guadeloupe;
Musée de l'hospice Saint-Roch, Issoudun France;
Musée de la Miniature, Lyon, France;
Musée Baron Gérard, Bayeux, France;
City of Phoenix, Portable Works Collection.
Libraries and Universities
* Atheneum la Jollia, California.
* Brown University, Rhode Island.
* Connecticut College
* Columbia College Library, Illinois.
* Florida Atlantic University, Arthur Jaffe collection.
* Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
* Mills College, California.
* Occidental College, Mary Norton Clapp Library, Los Angeles.
* Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles.
* Princeton University Firestone Library, New Jersey.
* Rutgers University Libraries (Newark, Dana library, Jazz collection; New Brunswick, Roebling Collection) New Jersey.
* Stanford University, California.
* U.C.L.A., California.
* University of Connecticut.
* University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
* University of Louisville, Kentucky.
* University of Minnesota.
* Temple University, Pennsylviana.
* Yale University: Arts of the Book Collection, New Haven, Connecticut.
French cities libraries: Albertville, Albi, Amiens, Annecy, Auxerre, Besançon, Brest, Chalon en Champagne,Cherbourg, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Douai, Dunkerque, Grasse, La Rochelle, Le Havre, Issoudun, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Lille, Limoges, Lourdes, Lyon, Metz, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nantes, Narbonne, Nice, Niort, Oullins, Quimper, Rennes, Riom, Royan, les Sables d'Olonne, Saumur, Sète, Strazbourg, Toulouse, Vannes
Full resume at http:www.beatricecoron.com/CV.html