Candice Malyn Corgan is an interdisciplinary artist from the Midwest. She was born in 1990, in Kenner, Louisiana but grew up in southern Missouri running around farms and watching the Simpsons, with little to no supervision. She received her BFA from Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, Missouri), where she specialized in printmaking. This love of process led her to study at Tamarind Institute of Fine Art Lithography (Albuquerque, New Mexico), where she received certificates as a Tamarind Trained Printer and Tamarind Trained Master Printer. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Studio Arts at Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York).
I search for meaning in nothing, creating moments of surprise, confusion, discomfort and excitement. My work highlights the absurdity found in the banal experience - mostly out of boredom and a desire to reject the mundanity of life. Through playful interaction and humor, everyday materials analyze a culture of affirmation and distraction. My current studio practice involves human observation through amateur iPhone photography, material play, ready-mades and more steps than necessary to get to a simple gesture. Focusing on the potential usefulness of materials and humans, the audience and the work perform; caring less about the precious object and more about relinquishing control and generating play.