Christine Cornish – Bio

Christine Cornish has a unique photographic identity and personal vision, creating work that is haunting in its simplicity and impact. The worlds and moods that she evokes are philosophical and profound, yet emerge from the most basic of building blocks. Blending photography with painting, drawing and collage, her refined and quiet images challenge us to consider the links between perception, knowledge and memory.

Cornish has exhibited widely since the 1970s in solo exhibitions and significant group exhibitions. She was included in Constructed worlds, National Gallery of Australia (2011); Make Believe, Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney (2003, 2004), Pinhole to Pixel, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney (2001); Minimalism, Australian Centre for Photography (2000); The Enigmatic Object: Photography and the Uncanny, Art Gallery of New South Wales (1997); Photography is Dead, Long Live Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, NSW (1996); A Constructed Reality: Aspects of Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Victoria (1991-1992); and at the National Gallery of Australia Photodeath (1991) and Stranger Than Fiction (1991),Cornish is represented in major public collections including those of Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Griffith Artworks and Artbank, as well as many private collections.