Urban Worlds in Transition

BCN324182 Tree City, 2005 (cut tyvek) by Beatrice Coron
BCN324182 Tree City, 2005 (cut tyvek) by Beatrice Coron

Coron's Unique Artform

Bridgeman is delighted to announce our representation of artist Beatrice Coron. Born and raised in France, Coron studied at the University of Lyon III and Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Often made in multiples, her work in the cutout method is made from Tyvek, a high density polyethylene fibre material. These cut stories are characterized by graphic points of saturation and voids as they play with shapes, outsider/insider dynamics, and often incorporate concepts of community and city life. Fans of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities will enjoy Coron's work as, like Calvino, she depicts different versions of a world in transition.

Dead Beat Series (detail), 2004 (cut paper) by Beatrice Coron (Contemporary Artist)
Dead Beat Series (detail), 2004 (cut paper) by Beatrice Coron (Contemporary Artist)

Public Art & Recent Exhibitions

While she has lived in Egypt and Mexico, Coron currently resides and works in New York City, where transit riders may have glimpsed one such Tyvek cutout work, All Around Town, inside subway cars. This commission from the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority programme, Arts in Transit, is one among many of Coron’s public art and decorative commissions, including an aluminum mural in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, a stainless steel fence in the Kostner subway station in Chicago, and the Burke Avenue train station in New York City. While usually working in the book arts, her media range from fences, gates, and furniture to sculpture and murals. An internationally exhibited artist, her works belong to the museum collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the MoMA Library, the Getty, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Beatrice Coron was the artist consultant for the “Slash! Under the Knife” exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Design, New York for which she created a site specific installation.

See all of Beatrice Coron's work.

BCN378886 Subway, 1996 (paper plate printed on etching press) by Beatrice Coron
BCN378886 Subway, 1996 (paper plate printed on etching press) by Beatrice Coron


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