Bio

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 her certificate as a Tamarind Trained Printer and as a Tamarind Trained Master Printer. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Studio Arts at Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York).


Statement

I need to fuck with things. Creating moments of surprise, confusion, discomfort, and excitement, mostly out of boredom and a desire to reject the mundanity of life. A fear of only living up to the limitations of what is expected of a small town mid-American, only daughter. My practice involves studio play, questioning absurd and alternative material functions in relation to my disciplinary training. Using predictable behavior and limited suggestions to create ludic interaction. Focusing on the vulnerabilities of materials and humans. Caring less about the precious object and more about the tension created through relinquishing control and generating play.

References

Valpuri Remling, Master Printer of Tamarind Institute
vremling@unm.edu, 505.227.3875

Dusty Herbig, Associate Professor - Printmaking, Syracuse University
dtherbig@syr.edu, 315.443.4519

Kristin Powers Nowlin, artist, Manhattan, KS      (undergrad professor)
kristinnowlin@yahoo.com, 573.271.0228

Diana Gaston, Director of Tamarind Institute
dgaston@unm.edu, 505.277.3901


Mission Statement

Candice Corgan aims to disrupt the viewer through ludic interation. Fetishizing the one-night-only event, she questions the experience of the mundane through vulnerabilities in materials and humans. 


Strategic Plan
 

1 Year:
Organize a show (questionable space in downtown Syracuse-pending) 
Solo Exhibition (outside Syracuse)
Summer Residency (for summer 2018 and in the process for future residency after graduation)
Thesis Writing
Residency in Berlin
Schedule back to back shows in the Theodore Ide NY Gallery (Tiny Gallery run with my business partner, Rebecca Forstater)
Get into a juried show with my experimental/installation work (not just print life)
Do an artist talk that is not for a class assignment

3 Year:
Year of residencies after grad school
Job at a print shop (preferably a large publishing press with opportunity to take leave for my own work)
First review of my work
Get a press for my house for side gigs
Show in NYC (that isn't a large juried group show)
Solo show in another country
Women's Studio Workshop Residency
Pop-up exhibition along side Armory or Miami Basel

5 Year:
Second Dog
Gallery Representation
Skowhegan
Show work at the Whitney
Solo show in Europe
Artist talk in Europe
Rome Prize
Get Creative Capital Award
Still have a thriving houseplant collection (own a plant for more than 2 yrs)

10 Year:
Warehouse studio
Art/career presence in multiple countries
East coast and west coast living
Big girl master printer job (if that is still the plan)
Be published at a print house for my work
Have a collector base (10-12 people)
Pay it forward (take my mother on a trip to Europe, she has never been)
Be out of debt (make a dent in student loans)
Be responsible and have a retirement plan
Show at: MOMA, New Museum, MOCA, Venice Biennale, Art Basel Hong Kong, Guggs
Be a MacArthur Fellow
All else fails - marry rich



Skowhegan Application

application pdf