Whatever the idea, my work has always been about the conflict between sculptural objects that exist in real space and images that, divided from the rest of the world by a frame, create their own reality.
With the crosshatched life sized cutouts, this conflict is apparent. Line combines with line to create depth, an illusion belied by the flat shapes they are drawn on. With only a thin white outline as a frame, these pieces are images teetering between occupied and imagined space, interrupting reality.
In my painted pieces, people and objects inhabit vast spaces, hinting at a narrative. All of my figures are slightly uninterested in what they are doing and aware that there is life outside their canvas. They look beyond their empty landscapes, over the shoulder of the viewer and begin to move into the world.
Currently Professor of Illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design, I have also taught at Ohio State University and Ferris State University.
I hold a BFA from Michigan State University and an MFA from California College of the Arts.
My home is in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have a wonderful husband and three extraordinary grown children.
—Molly Alicki Corriveau