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On the Wall: Elizabeth Corkery

May 1, 2019 –
July 26, 2019

Installation view of On the Wall: Elizabeth Corkery, 2019 in PCG's Reilly Gallery.

On the Wall: Elizabeth Corkery

May 1, 2019–
July 26, 2019

Reilly Gallery, Smith Center for the Arts

Exhibition Opening Details

Artist Talk and Guest Scholar Presentation:
Wednesday, May 2, 5pm

About the Exhibition

On the Wall: Elizabeth Corkery is a solo exhibition that visually synthesizes the legacies of New England’s earliest figures in modern architecture, art and design. Featuring wall tapestries, works on paper and a site-specific mural comprised of illusionistic painting and screen-printed wall reliefs.

This exhibition continues PCG’s On the Wall program, an annual commission of large-scale artworks applied directly to the walls of the Reilly Gallery. The program is an interdisciplinary initiative at PCG to explore and develop new scholarship on the rich traditions of the mural format.

On the Wall: Elizabeth Corkery is also the opening presentation of PCG’s Beyond Bauhaus program, a more than yearlong series of exhibitions, publications and commissioned installations featuring contemporary artists whose studio practices register with the history and concerns of Bauhaus (1919-1933), the German art school so influential on modern art, architecture, craft, design and education.

About the Artist

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.


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.