Name:

Corin Sworn (MFA 2009) MFA

Job Title:

Artist

Department:

GSA Alumni

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Corin Sworn - (im) possible
Mixed Media, 2008

Corin Sworn - (im) possible

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Corin Sworn (MFA 2009)

Corin Sworn’s installations, drawings and films, which intertwine history and fiction, often address the recent past and our difficulty in comprehending it. In one body of work, Sworn offered drawings of late-1960s children’s playgrounds, suggesting how ideas of childhood, play, sculptural aesthetics and utopian ideals might shift and connect through different eras. In another exhibition, Sworn reproduced the initials and select forms of overlooked Irish designer Eileen Grey, pointing to the ways that gender and nationality affect creative recognition.

Born in London in 1976, Sworn was raised in Toronto. She studied psychology at the University of British Columbia and integrated media at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, earning her MFA at The Glasgow School of Art. Sworn has exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Britain and the Centre Pompidou, and her work has been collected by the Whitney Museum and the National Gallery of Canada, among other institutions. She is one of three artists to show at the Scottish Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.