suggested by Pritham K Chakravarthy
Béatrice Coron tells stories informed by life. Her own life colors her work: after briefly studying art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Lyon, and Mandarin Chinese at the Université of Lyon III, Coron experienced life with a series of odd jobs. She has been, among others, a shepherdess, truck driver, factory worker, cleaning lady and New York City tour guide. She has lived in France (her native country) , Egypt and Mexico for one year each, and China for two years. She moved to New York in 1985, where she reinvented herself as an artist.
Coron’s oeuvre includes illustration, book arts, fine art and public art. She cuts her characteristic silhouette designs in paper and Tyvek. She also creates works in stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass and digital media. Her public art can be seen in subways, airport and sports facilities among others.
Although, the large amount of paper used does pinch the conscience while thinking of those many trees, it’s definitely a better use of paper than the thousand memos printed and shredded in corporate offices around the world.
Update from the Collective: We at Chai Kadai chose the internet as our first medium because we understand it as a public space. Dialogues start in a public space, where it is most needed. If you know of any artiste or issue relating to dialogue, art and public space please write to us in not more than 500 words and send it to chaikadai[at]gmail[dot]com.