Corin Sworn

Harmonia Cosmica

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Year 2021
Medium Pencil, herbal tea, and watercolour on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm

About the work

This drawing imagines the very big with the very small. This model of the pre-Copernican cosmos was made with cups, plates, and bowels in the kitchen.

About the artist:

Born 1976 London, Corin Sworn lives and works in Glasgow. Graduated from University of British Columbia (1999); Central Saint Martins, London (2002); and The Glasgow School of Art (2009).

Her works are held in public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; McManus Galleries, Dundee; Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver; University of British Columbia, Vancouver; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; and Colecção Madeira Corporate Services, Portugal.

Selected solo exhibitions include Museum of the Himalayas, Shanghai (2019); Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh (2019); WORK HOUSE, Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2018); The Time of the Foxes, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok (2016); The Coat, screening, ICA, London (2016); La Giubba, Natalia Hug, Cologne (2015); Vibrant Matter, Langen Foundation, Neuss (2014); The Rag Papers, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (2013); An Endless Renovation, Tate Britain, London (2011); and The Lens Prism, Tramway, Glasgow (2010). Selected group exhibitions include How to Drift, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2017); A Synchronology: The Contemporary And Other Times, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow (2017); You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); 21 REVOLUTIONS: TWO DECADES OF CHANGING MINDS, Intermedia, Glasgow (2012); Phantasmagoria, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (2012); Hors Pistes 2011, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); and Morality, Act 5: Power Alone, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2010).

Awards include being shortlisted for the Margaret Tait Award (2018); receiving the Leverhulme Prize (2015); and the MaxMara Art Prize for Women, London (2014).

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