Technique: Mixed media
Corno studied at the University of Quebec in Montreal where she obtained a BA in Fine Art turning to a full time painting career in her early 20s. Her first representation was at the Clarence Gagnon Gallery in Montreal.
Corno has had a long and illustrious career that began in the 1980s when she became the darling of Canadian collectors after exploding onto the art scene and taking it by storm with a her full-fledged post-pop idiom that has been her signature style ever since and has in fact blossomed into an art movement influencing several generations of artists.
Corno’s early success propelled her to the international stage and broader recognition. New York City, an irresistible magnet for her, became her spring board to capitals of the world such as New York, London, Paris, Venice, Monaco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul and Dubai through her represention by Opera Gallery.
Today, her international success is enviable. With spirited dichotomies, she flamboyantly combines meticulous figurative details and explosive gestural movements that have a bold contemporary resonance. Her colors are brilliant and frank giving additional bounce to her intense textures and generous brush strokes that tickle the eye and awaken the senses.
Corno’s exhibitions have maintained a steady pace for over 35 years during which time she has had little respite going from one high point to another. Her work has reached a level of maturity and assurance that continues to attract new audiences and collectors. With so much wind in her sails, she has also taken the bold step of representing herself with great success at AKA Gallery in Montreal which could lead to further developments of this kind throughout the world.
In 2015, she painted male nudes in front of 300 people at a memorable event at AKA Gallery Corno Live Painting. Sexy, provocative, and hot, the evening was a fundraiser for the Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital Foundation and a resounding success. The celebrity turn-out was all glitz and glam, and the media blitz frantic.