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Born June 20, 1972.
Represented by the Miller Yezerski Gallery.
Work on view through The Drawing
Center Viewing Program.

Candice Smith Corby lives and works in Plymouth, MA. The narratives in Smith Corby's intricate paintings navigate through the muddied waters of traditional female imagery, carving-out a space for new ideas to grow. Smith Corby uses scale, color, and astute drawing skills to communicate her ideas, creating mignon environments delicately painted on found objects, fabric, canvas, and paper or transformed into large-scale wall installations. Interestingly, her found fabric napkins, doilies, and furniture are reminiscent of the familiar objects one carries through life, which have an energy of their own because of memories, and emotions from their past. Similarly, Smith Corby’s renderings on these ordinary objects transform them into magical goods.

—Joanna Grasso, Independent curator
  Education
2001
MFA in painting, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1998
Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, July- August

1992-1993
Tyler School of Art—Rome Campus/ Temple University, Rome, Italy

1991-1995
BFA in painting, Tyler School of Art/ Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Exhibitions and Awards
2014
Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA

2013
Painting finalist for the Celeste Prize 2013, winner TBA
Stonehill College Pedagogy Travel Grant, fresco painting project in Cottanello, Italy through The Bottega

2012
Self/Fabricated, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Fortified, Ellen Miller Gallery, MA
Artists Wanted:Year in Review, top 100 finalist
Publication Assistance grant for Self/Fabricated catalog, Stonehill College
United States Artists Project grant for publication of Self/Fabricated catalog
Hudson Valley Seed Library Art Pack Featured Artist

2011
Patio, Drive-By Gallery, Watertown, MA
Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper, Bakalar Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA
STATE OF ART: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellows and Finalists, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
Dave Bown Project Award Recipient

2010
Candice Smith Corby/ Gwen Strahle, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
Painting Now, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
This Woman’s Work, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL

2009
Estate of Things, The Essex Art Center, Essex, MA
"Economies of Scale," Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA
"Women’s Work…?," Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery,
Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
London International Creative Competition Honorable Mention

2008
Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Painting
“Women of the Cloth,” The Art Gallery at Bunker Hill
Community College, Boston, MA
“Dress/Redress,” The Women’s Studies Research Center,
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
“Solo Show,” Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State College,
Bridgewater, MA, September

2007
“Domestic Departures,” Cal State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA,
curated by Jackie Bunge & Joanna Grasso
“It’s All Relative,” Babson College, Wellesley, MA, site-specific
installation in Horn Library
“Solo Show,” Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI, March
“Works on Paper,” Providence Art Club, Curator’s Choice/ Fidelity
Purchase Award Providence, RI, March 18- April 6
“Victory for Tyler Alumni Exhibition Series: Painting 2007,” Ice Box Project Space, juried by Jenelle Porter,
Associate Curator at the ICA, Philadelphia, PA, April 13-29

2006
“Recent Work,” Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA, September 9- October 17
“Sweetness“, Sherman Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

2005
"ES PRESENTS!," Chelsea, MA

2004
“New England Currents,” Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
“Me & Mine,” HallSpace Gallery, Boston, MA
“The 18th Drawing Show,” Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), Boston, MA
“Boston High Tea,” ARamonaStudio Gallery, New York, NY
“American Artists in Hungary,” Visavaros Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2003
“Wanting,” Miller Block Gallery
“Volatile Bodies,” University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
“Not All Privates Salute,” HallSpace Gallery

2002
“150 x 150 Mad Dash,” The Gallery @ Greene Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
“New Work,” (solo show) The Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham
State College, Framingham, MA
“Small Works 2002,” The Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
“Making a Mark,” Curated by Helen Shlien, Danforth Museum of Art

2001
“The Drawing Show,” BCA
“The Drawing Show, Selected Works from the Boston Drawing Project,”
The Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
“150 x 150 Mad Dash,” The Gallery @ Greene Street
“The Boston Drawing Project,” Curated by James Hull, The Bernard
Toale Gallery
“MFA Thesis Show,” Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
“His and Hers: New Drawings (with Steven Locke),” Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
“The Me in Femininity,” Artana Gallery, Saxonville, MA
“Red,” Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2000
“The Unknown Generation: X?,” Maine Artists Space, Portland, ME
“65th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft,” Fitchburg Art Museum,
Fitchburg, MA
“Martha Stewart Doesn’t Live Here: Martyrdom & Transgression in 2000,” Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art
“Portraits of a Century,” Boston City Hall, Scollay Square Gallery, Boston, MA

1998
“There’s a Fine Line,” The Bridge Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
“One + One,” The Bridge Gallery
“The Great Big Show,” The Bridge Gallery

Professional Experience ^
Current position since 2007: Cushing-Martin Gallery Director, Stonehill College

2013
The 24-Hour Woman, catalog essay for Katrina Majkut 2013 thesis exhibition catalog, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Visiting Artist/Printmaking project series
Bridgewater State College

Exhibitions Committee Member
Co-curator with Barry Gaither for African Artist Show
South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

2006- 2003
Mazmanian Gallery Director
Assistant Professor / Visiting Lecturer
Framingham State College
Image, Sound, and Structure, Painting I, Drawing I, 2-D Design,
Narrative Painting, Watercolor

2012-2004
Visiting Artist:
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Massachusetts College of Art
Bristol Community College
School of the Museum of the Fine Arts, Boston

Publications ^
2007
Central Europe Through the Eye of International Artists, International Artists Residencies organized by the Hungarian Multicultural Center 10 year anniversary catalog

Providence Art Club mounts a hip ‘Works on Paper’ by B. Vansiel,
The Providence Journal, March 22, 2007

2006
Identity Crisis by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, October 5, 2006

Sweetness at the Sherman Gallery by Heidi Marston, Big, Red, and Shiny, July

2005
Child Magazine, October issue

At a Glance, artsMEDIA, January/February issue

2004
New American Painters, Northeast Edition 2005,
Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

Permanent Collections ^
Ronni and Ronald Casty, Brookline, MA

Cosmit, Milan, Italy

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA, and Providence, RI

Joan Sonnebend, Boston, MA (Sonesta Hotels)

Framingham State College, Framingham, MA

Hungarian Multicultural Center, Balatonfured, Hungary

Residencies^
2013
The Bottega, Cottanello fresco project, Cottanello, Italy

2003
Hungarian Multicultural Center, Balatonfured, Hungary

 

 

 
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