Artist Mary Corse was born in Berkeley, California and went on to attend University of California at Santa Barbara and the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. Corse has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Cartier Foundation Award and the Theordorian Award from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Corse has been the subject of many solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and London. The artist has been involved in group exhibitions such as Phenomenal: California Light and Space and Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 1950-1970.
Corse’s work, inspired by abstraction and color theory, is part of the Light and Space movement, most popular in the 1960s, and the Minimalism movement. Her large-scale works are constructed from non-traditional materials, including glass, fluorescent lights and Plexiglass. Corse’s paintings include pearlescent paint on stretched canvas, which gives the apparently simplistic canvas a radiant, soulful light.