Reilly Gallery, Smith Center for the Arts

Artist Talk and Guest Scholar Presentation: Wednesday

On the Wall: Elizabeth Corkery

Working image for "Master of Forms" mural. Courtesy of the artist.

On the Wall is PC–G’s annual commission of large-scale artworks applied directly to the walls of the Reilly Gallery. As part of an interdisciplinary initiative at the College to explore and develop new scholarship on the rich traditions of the mural format, Elizabeth Corkery, an Australian-American artist living and working in California, will transform the exhibition space with wall-mounted graphics, reliefs and tapestries.

On the Wall: Elizabeth Corkery is also the first exhibition in Beyond Bauhaus, a yearlong series of online projects, exhibitions, events and publications that consider the legacy of the Bauhaus and explore its connections to international contemporary artists working today.

Curated by Jamilee Lacy, Director and Chief Curator of PC–G. Support provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Department of Art & Art History at Providence College and an Arts Access Grant from Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.


Elizabeth Corkery (b. 1986) lives and works in Sacramento, California. Born in Sydney, Australia, she moved to the United States after completing her BFA in Printmaking at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia. She received her MFA from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. She has been artist-in-residence at the Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; and The Slade, UCL, London, UK. She has received production and research funding in the US from Brooklyn Arts Council, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, as well as Australian philanthropic organizations The Australia Council, The Dame Joan Sutherland Fund and The Ian Potter Cultural Trust. Corkery has presented in solo and group exhibition at venues around the world, such as Beers Contemporary, London, UK; Telfer Gallery, Glasgow, UK; First Draft Gallery, Sydney, AU; Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Boylston, MA; and Outside Gallery, North Adams, MA, among others. She is also the Founder/Director of the international printmaking collaborative and publisher, Print Club, Ltd.

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