THROUGH GLASS DARKLY
Polymer gravure etching on Fabriano Tiepolo 290 paper
58.2 × 82.2cm
Edition 1 of 18
Guide Price: £2,200
Cornelia Parker was born in Cheshire in 1956. She studied at the Gloucestershire College of Art & Design and at Wolverhampton Polytechnic before receiving her MA in Fine Arts from the University of Reading in 1982. Her first major solo exhibition, Thirty Pieces of Silver, took place at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, and in 1991 her ground-breaking show Cold Dark Matter opened at Chisenhale, London. In 1997 she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. In 2010 she was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London and appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, later becoming a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2022. Commissions include, The Folkestone Mermaid, for Folkestone Triennial, in 2011; One More Time, a clock for St. Pancras International Station, London; Magna Carta (An Embroidery), a commission by the Ruskin School of Art in partnership with the British Library; Psychobarn, 2016, a site-specific installation for The Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Garden. Parker was the UK’s official Election Artist for the 2017 general election, making several artworks that are now housed in The Parliamentary Art Collection. In 2022 Tate Britain exhibited a major retrospective of her work. The artist lives and works in London.
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