Beatrice Coron – Artist Talk
Beatrice Coron is the creator of the eight art medallions, depicting local luminaries from the Bloomingdale neighborhood, now on view at the Happy Warrior Playground on Amsterdam Avenue between 97th and 98th Streets.
Coron studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Lyon and Mandarin Chinese at the University of Lyon III. Her work includes illustrations, book art, fine art and public art.
Her characteristic silhouette designs are cut from paper and Tyvek. She has also created work in stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass and via digital media.
Calling herself a “visual storyteller,” Coron tells stories that “are about identities and transformations or how changes are inherent to a learning process, physically, spiritually or metaphorically.”
Coron’s public art can be seen in subways, airports, and sports facilities. Her work has been purchased by major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Walker Art Center, and the Getty Center. Her TED talk, “Stories Cut from Paper” can be seen at https://www.ted.com/talks/