The Galerie Lounge TD is honoured to welcome an exhibition of works by Corno, one
of our greatest contemporary Quebec painters, whose immense talent, work ethic and
perseverance have carved out a more than enviable place for her on the international
In 2009, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal asked Corno to create
a canvas to mark the 30th anniversary of the event. The artist, who also happened
to be celebrating 30 years in painting, produced the superb Face for Jazz,
simultaneously paying tribute to the music that has always been part of her creative
art is passionate, extravagant, colourful and urban, the very image of the simultaneously
raw and subtle energy of this artist who paints the human form and human emotion
with such fiery freedom. Hers is a figurative painting bursting with vibrant and
daring colour; a unique style that has won over collectors around the world.
native of Chicoutimi, Corno graduated from the fine arts program of the Université
du Québec à Montréal in 1975 and chose a career as a painter.
However, in 1992, while enjoying a fabulous reputation as one of the most in-demand
painters in Montreal, Quebec and Canada, Corno left her comfortable situation for
New York, the hub of contemporary art. She wanted to live out her dream: to become
an international artist.
Passionate, persistent and stubborn, this exceptional artist achieved her goals,
and her international success has been phenomenal. Today, she exhibits her work
in the four corners of the world: New York, Paris, London, Monaco, Venice, Singapore,
Hong Kong, Seoul and Dubaï. Her work is prized by major figures and collectors
In autumn 2010, Corno published her first book, Cornographie, chronique d'une peintre
à New York (Éditions La Presse), bringing the humour, sincerity
and vivacity of her painting style to telling the story of her journey through the
hectic Big Apple, a place that continues to inspire her and stimulate her creativity.