Born in 1984 - United Kingdom
Corinne Felgate is an English artist of Armenian and Italian origins born in 1984 in London, where she currently lives and works. At first she studied linguistics at the University College of London, before obtaining a Barchelor of art from the Slade School of Fine Arts and a Masters Degree in Art from the Wimbledon College of Arts.
Corinne Felgate works mostly on porcelain. Her work is full of humor, an attempt to rewrite the world. Her pieces are usually contextual and her installations and aculptures are intellectual and touching at the same time. They try to explore, test and make fun of our modern world, successor of varied cultural, industrial and political stories.
Recently, Corinne Felgate's works address the subject of the cultural and psychological relationship of the industrial manufacturing process in the digital era. Her pieces seek to revive the pre-industrial processes to invite the public into a dialogue about the contemporary and historical issues of production in art, design and fashion.
Corinne Felgate has made several works for ArtsAdmin, the National Gallery of London, the British Ceramics Biennial and her pieces have been exhibited in several renowned institutions such as at the Tate Modern of London, the Palazzo Grassi in Venise, and the Midlands Arts Center.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS COMMISSIONS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
'Bigger than the both of us (MoMA)' Solo Exhibition at Rook & Raven Gallery, London
Maison de la culture (Amiens, France) commission Nature Nurture (Amiens) for Art, VIlles & Paysages
Shortlisted for Pavilion Contemporary commission at The Royal Pavilion (Brighton, UK)
Group Exhibitions at Schwartz Gallery curated by Patrick Michalopoulous, Gallery Nosco at Art 14 curated by Cyril Moumen and The Griffin Gallery by Rebecca Pelly-Fry (London, UK)
Awarded a 3 month Artist into Industry residency, selected for the Steelite Pavilion by the British Ceramics Biennial
Awarded a New Creative Markets bursary from SPACE, London
Moet Hennessey commission The Windom Earle for Men’s fashion week
Solo Shows at The Hospital Club (London, UK), Airspace (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) and digital residency/exhibition at La Scatola Gallery with Ludovica Gioscia.
Group exhibitions & projects at Identity Gallery (Hong Kong) curated by Jessica Carlise, House Projects curated by Emi Avora & Sabrina Muller and David Roberts Foundation with Florence Peake curated by Vincent Honoré (London, UK)
Commissioned by Tate Modern to produce a major site-specific installation outside Turner Contemporary (Margate, UK) for the Turbinegeneration programme. Documentation is screened in The Tanks, Tate Modern.
Yinka Shonabare purchases a number of works for his collection.
Group exhibitions & projects at Edinburgh College of Art (Edinburgh, UK) curated by Chris Dorset, Angus Hughes Gallery curated by Mark Selby, Pump House Gallery curated by John Walter, Lewisham Art House curated by Natasha Rosling, Zero Comma Kline curated by scare in the community, Post Box Gallery curated by Alastair Levy, Vegas Gallery curated by Jessica Carlise, Schwartz Gallery curated by Ishmail Erbil and Guest Projects curated by Manick Govinda, Nikki Thomlinson, Alys Williams and Maitreyi Maheshwari (London, UK)
Selected for Tate Modern’s Unilever Series: Turbinegeneration programme 2011/12
Commissioned by Arts Admin to create two permanent works for Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel (London, UK)
mac (Birmingham, UK) commission Babus Yagus
Selected as a Florence Trust Artist 2011/12 for year-long residency in the trust’s grade-1 listed neo-gothic church.
Group exhibitions & projects at mac (Birmingham, UK) curated by They Are Here, Gallery North (Newcastle, UK) curated by John Walter, Barbican (London, UK) curated by Rosie Cooper, Lewisham Art House (London, UK) curated by Natasha Rosling, Gallery MCK (Split, Croatia) and The Museum of Modern Art (Rijeka, Croatia) curated by Sabina Salamon
Awarded a 3-month residency & commission to create a permanent Sculpture for Hugh Middleton School, Sadlers Wells (London, UK) funded by Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce & The Victor Phillip Dahdaleh charitable Foundation.
Commissioned by the National Gallery (London, UK) to create a series of functional sculptures as visitor resources.
Group exhibitions at Grey Area (Brighton, UK) curated by They Are Here, V42 Gallery (Ljubljana, Slovenia) curated by Fozia Khaliq & Tilen Zbona and Oriel Sycharth Gallery (Wrexham, UK) curated by Estelle Tompson
Solo exhibitions at Bow Arts Trust and Tanzania High Commission (London, UK)
Group exhibitions at Nettie Horn (London, UK) curated by Fozia Khaliq, The Nunnery (London, UK) curated by Sarah Elson and Hand and Heart (Nottingham, UK) curated by Jeffery Baker.
Two works are acquired by the Government Art Collection (U.K)
Selected for residency & exhibition at Balfron Tower Heritage Space (London, UK) supported by Poplar HARCA
The Holocaust Education Trust commission temporary sculpture and programme of public engagement
Awarded Bow Arts Trust 5 year live/work residency
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