Artist: Brian Corr

  • Brian Corr is an American-born, Canberra-based artist. He creates sculpture and large-scale installations primarily using glass which investigate perceptual liminality as a means of facilitating contemplative experience. By activating light and shadow through the ordering of volume and void, his work embodies a sense of the profound and the transcendent. He is currently a PhD candidate in Sculpture at the Australian National University, where he is researching the aesthetic and philosophical elements of contemplative space in Japanese architecture.

    Brian’s work has been included in numerous public and private collections throughout the world, including the National Gallery of Australia and the Toledo Museum of Art. He has exhibited at Lesley Kehoe Galleries in Melbourne, has had a solo exhibition at the Canberra Glassworks, and had a two-person exhibition at the National Glass Collection in Wagga Wagga. Brian was awarded the prestigious Tom Malone Prize by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2012. On four occasions, his work has been included in New Glass Review, an annual publication featuring the 100 most innovative international works in glass. He was awarded a Distinguished Talent visa by the Australian Government in 2008. He has been awarded New Work Grants by both the Australia Council and Arts ACT, and was a recipient of the Thomas Foundation Residency at the Canberra Glassworks. He has been an instructor at the JamFactory, the Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts, and is currently a PhD candidate in Sculpture at the ANU.

  • National Gallery of Australia
    GlazenHuis, Belgium
    Art Gallery of Western Australia
    Australian National Glass Collection
    Australian National University

  • Winner, Tom Malone Prize, 2012
    Australia Council New Work Grant, Australia
    Arts ACT New Work Grant, Australia
    Thomas Foundation Artist-in-Residence, Canberra Glassworks, Australia
    New Glass Review 29, 28, and 21

  • 2013 Modern Masters, Handwerkskammer, Germany
    2012 International Glass Prize, GlazenHuis, Belgium
    Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia
    Translucence: contemporary glass, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia
    2010 Of Silence And Light, Canberra Glassworks, Australia
    Mind and Matter, JamFactory, Object Gallery, Australia
    2009 Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia
    2008 Intrinsic Elements, National Glass Collection, Australia
    2007 Young Glass, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark
    2001 NY Biennial of Glass, Urban Glass, USA