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 artistic scene.
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 process.
Corno's 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.
A 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 everywhere.
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.