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Corinne Perry’s distinctively dark and evocative self-portraiture intimately reflects her natural melancholic temperament. Life and art have become inextricably entwined, greatly influenced by a fragile, and at times, turbulent struggle with the complexity of personal emotions. To bury this mental state deep within would allow it to thrive, but through her use of photography as therapy, she is offered a cathartic release.

The photographs manifest within the same four walls; the artists’ bedroom. This often heavily constructed interior transcends into an extension of self, a mental space in which Perry is able to explore deep rooted emotions in front of the cameras’ gaze. A central theme of the work is the merger of her body in relation to its surroundings, often heavily distressed as to reveal something of her pain. This act of merging or being consumed by the very surroundings that entrap creates the potential to become lost within melancholia.

The work exhibits influences of a past era, with Perry’s usage of a traditional 35mm film camera and predominately black and white film. Many of the photographs are intimately hand-coloured; adding further layers of emotion and pain until the image is born, alluding to the tactile, sensory and therapeutic nature of her work. The artists underlying vulnerability is further emphasized by the small and intimate scale of the photographs.

Copyright Corinne Perry 2011-2018. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright Corinne Perry 2011-2018. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright Corinne Perry 2011-2018. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright Corinne Perry 2011-2018. All Rights Reserved.

Education

 

2009/12 BA(hons) Visual Communication (Photography), 1st Class Degree, Birmingham City University.

 

Residencies/Awards

 

2018 New Art West Midlands, ‘Studio visit’ with Irene Aristizábal, Nottingham Contemporary.

2017 Oriel Davies Gallery, ‘Seed Commission’ Mentoring Programme, Newtown, Wales.

2017 New Art West Midlands, ‘Studio visit’ with Neus Miró, Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

2016/17 New Art West Midlands, ‘Micro Bursary Award.’

2016 New Art West Midlands, ‘Studio visit’ with Lisa Beauchamp, Birmingham Museums Trust.

2015 Artist in Residence, Croome Court National Trust, Pershore.

2014/15 Artist in Residence, Birmingham City University, School of Visual Communication (Photography).

 

Exhibitions/Artist Talks (Selected)

 

2018 Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, 'Fragment 24a', Penzance, Cornwall. (Current Exhibition)

2018 The Holy Biscuit, 'Art & Liberation', Heads & Tales, Mental Health Heritage, Newcastle.

2018 The Institute of Mental Health, Traumascapes and Landscapes of the Interior, Nottingham.

2018 Bower Ashton Library, 'Found on the Isthmus', University of West England, Bristol.

2017 Speaker, Hereford College of Art ‘Artist Talk’, Herefordshire.

2017 Argentea Gallery, ‘Winter Exhibition’, Birmingham.

2017 Exeter School of Art, 'INTER' (Book Arts), The Yard Gallery, Devon.

2017 University of Kent, Prescriptions: Artists Books, Templeman Library, Kent

2017 Saltaire Arts Trail, 'Inside Out', Inside Out Commission, Saltaire, Yorkshire.

2017 'Fertile Ground' Alumni Exhibition, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham.

2016 Speaker , Redeye The Photography Network, 'Hothouse', Glenn Howells Architects, Birmingham.

2016/17 Oriel Davies Gallery, 'The Drawing Room', Newtown, Wales.

2016 UK Young Artists, National Festival Derby, University of Derby.

2016 The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, 'Prescriptions', Canterbury.

2016 Speaker, NEC, Redeye The Photography Network, 'Successful Contemporary Photography', The Photography Show, Birmingham.

2015/18 Croome Court, 'Soul to Sole' - Croome Redefined, Croome Court National Trust, Pershore. (Current Exhibition)

2015 Birmingham City University, 'Wallflower' Artist in Residence Exhibition, Birmingham.

2015 Speaker, Croome Court, 'Self-Portrait as Sophia Catherine', Croome Court National Trust, Pershore.

2015 Speaker, The Bluecoat Gallery, 'Hothouse', Look '15, Liverpool International Photography Festival, Liverpool.

2014 Speaker, Birmingham City University,'Wallflower', Artist in Residence Presentation, Birmingham.

2014 TATE Liverpool, 'Space', Blueprint Festival, Art Dock Studio, TATE Liverpool.

2014 Royal College of Art, Art for Youth 2014, Kensington Gore, London.

2014 Speaker, Birmingham City University, 'The Female Gaze', Women's Photography Symposium, Birmingham.

2014 DegreeArt.com, The Signature Art Prize 2013/14 - photography category (finalist’s gala), Spitalfields Market, London.

2013 Royal College of Art, Art for Youth 2013, Kensington Gore, London.

2013 Bo.Lee Gallery, 'Saudade', Islington, London.

2013 Bo.Lee Gallery, The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, Hamstead Heath.

2013 The Hox Gallery, 'The Retreat', Curated by Curious Duke Gallery, Shoreditch, London.

2012 Nominated for Trevor Beattie Awards, Fine Art Photographer Award.

2012 Curious Duke Galley, Photomonth Photo Fair, Spitalfields Market , London.

2012 The Hox Gallery , 'The Curiosity Society', Curated by Curious Duke Gallery, Shoreditch, London.

2012 Curious Duke Gallery, BuyArt Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester.

2012 Curious Duke Gallery, 'Misconception', Islington, London.

 

Collections

 

2016 University of Kent, ‘Artist’s books and the Medical Humanities’ Special Collections and Archives.

2015 Croome Court, National Trust, Pershore.

 

Publications

 

2018 'Their Eyes Were Watching God', Published by University of West England.

2017 ‘Perscriptions’ (Artist's books on Medicine and Wellbeing), Published by Natrix Natrix Press.