Vivid colors, explosive energy, restless passion and defying attitudes are all but words to describe what we feel when looking at a Corno painting. By masterly working lights, shadows and colors together on larger-than-life canvases, Corno breathes life into her work. The results are paintings that command you to stop and feel the emotion they exude. With her pulsating energy and unapologetic brushwork, Corno’s mighty torsos, swollen lips and buttocks threaten to break from their canvases.
The New York publication ARTspeak described her as being “a contemporary expressionist with a flashy post-Pop sensibility”.
Corno runs from one side of the canvas to the other, painting art that is a quirky blend of Warhols portraits and Michelangelos torsos topped off with a splash of Pollocks spontaneity.
Life is full of contradictions, says Corno. She coarsely expresses her opinions. Without any doubt, this forthrightness transpires into her paintings, playing into a world of paradoxes- tender and violent, careful and sudden, fine and strong.
Corno ‘s passion brought her an established reputation in Canada, but Corno wanted more. In 1992, beckoned by the call of greater achievements, she moved to New York City. She left behind security and found herself in a city where nobody knew her. Today, Corno is amongst one of the best selling artists in New York. Her work has been exhibited in groups and solo shows from New York City to San Diego, Vancouver, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia and Paris.