Beatrice Coron: Cut Stories to Read
Béatrice Coron: Cut Stories to Read features visual storytelling through paper cuts and artist books. Coron hand cuts finely detailed silhouettes with an x-acto and black Tyvek (a durable building material) in mainly large-scale wall hangings. These fantastical worlds are playful both in their allegorical depictions and the way the installations present the work with light and shadows. The artist books are a more intimate exploration of narrative, among them are image-text collaborations with several writers or paired with audio files.

The archetypal stories Coron conveys in her papercuts have been influenced by her life experience with a series of odd jobs after briefly studying art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Lyon and Mandarin Chinese at the Université of Lyon III. She has been, among others, a shepherdess, truck driver, factory worker, cleaning lady and a New York City tour guide. Coron has lived in France (her native country), Egypt, Mexico, China, and New York (where she has lived since 1985). Coron's oeuvre includes illustration, book arts, fine art and public art. Her work has been purchased by major museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum, The Walker Art center and The Getty. Her public art can be seen in subways, airports and sports facilities among others.
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