Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker (b. 1956, Cheshire) lives and works in London. Studied at Wolverhampton Polytechnic and Reading University. She was awarded The Hugh Casson Drawing Prize (2011); OBE (2010); International Association of Art Critics Prize (1998); and was nominated for the Turner Prize (1997). Select solo exhibitions include The Roof Garden Commission, Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2016); One More Time, Terrace Wires Commission, St Pancras International Station, London (2015); Magna Carta, An Embroidery, British Library, London (2015); Cornelia Parker, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester (2015); Truth to Materials, Guy Bartschi, Geneva (2014); Ikon Icons,1980s, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2014); Frith Street Gallery, London (2013); Galeria Carles Tache, Barcelona (2013); Thirty Pieces of Silver, York St Mary’s, York (2011); Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011); and Doubtful Sound, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateheads D’Amelio Terras, New York (2010). Select group exhibitions include Now It Is Permitted, 24 Wayside Pulpits, Swedenborg House, London (2016); First Light, A Decade of Collecting at the ICA, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2016); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016); Found, The Foundling Museum, London (2016); Land, Sea and Air, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall (2016); Making It, Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (2016); A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2016); Sublime, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Lorraine (2016); Periodic Tales, Compton Verney, Warwickshire (2015); Private Utopia, Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand (2015); Drawn Together, Artist as Selector, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2014); Yoko Ono, Guggenheim Bilbao Museum (2014); White Light, White Heat, Contemporary Artists & Glass, The Wallace Collection, London (2013); We’ll Try It through Space, Nitra Gallery, Slovakia (2013); Exploding Utopia, Laure Genniard Gallery, London (2013); Where are we Standing? Earth, Memory and Resurrection, Aichi Triennale, Nogoya, Japan (2013); Medals of Dishonour, Hermitage’s Menshikov Palace, St Petersburg, Russia (2012); Hieroglyphs, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas (2012); Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone (2011); Art in Yorkshire, York St Marys, York (2011); Suspense, EX3 Centre for Contemporary Art, Florence (2011); On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, MoMA, New York (2010); The Hand, Work Projects, Spike Island, Bristol (2010); and Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2010). Her work is held in public and private collections including  Arts Council; British Council; British Museum; ICA Boston; MOMA; Centre Pompidou; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tate Gallery; Royal Collection; V&A; CALDIC Collectie; Deutsche Bank; Simmons and Simmons Unilever; and The Judith Rothschild Foundation. Parker is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London.

Last updated: 15.03.2017

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