Béatrice Coronartist BeatriceCoron Llc.
New York NY 10025 United Stateshome Cell Phone: 718-7375571cell
Béatrice Coron explores visual storytelling and lived many stories. After briefly studying art and Mandarin Chinese in Lyon, Coron has been, among others, a shepherdess, truck driver, factory worker, cleaning lady and New York City tour guide. She has lived in France (her native country), Egypt, Mexico and China before moving to New York, where she reinvented herself as an artist. Coron’s oeuvre includes illustration, book arts, fine art and public art. She cuts her characteristic silhouette designs in paper and Tyvek. She also creates works in stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass and digital media. Her work can be seen in major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center. You can see her public art in subways and schools among others.
I enjoy collecting stories which I weave into my art. Each design can be “read” on several different levels and take the viewers in a poetic dimension where they can find different meanings over time. My process of creation is to research the specifics of a place to find a unique concept. Then I sketch different vignettes of stories, legends and fantasies to create a papercutting. For public art, these papercuts become vectors that are lasercut in metal and sometimes glass and assembled. The artwork is made of full and empty shapes producing strong shadows, which are an ever-changing extension of the work. My recent projects have reinforced my interest in metaphors and collected memories shared with the public to encourage storytelling and transmission.