Mary Corse (b. 1945, Berkeley, CA; lives and works in Los Angeles) is associated with the 1960s Light & Space Movement of southern California, and is primarily known for her minimalist, monochromatic paintings, which explore the relationship between materiality and perception.
Corse received her BFA from the University of California in 1963, and her MFA from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1968. 2018 opens an exhibition at Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY and her first museum survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, traveling to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Select group exhibitions featuring her work include Light and Space, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, (2015); Venice in Venice, a collateral exhibition curated by NYEHAUS in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2011). Corse’s work is in numerous international public and private collection, including the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection; Seattle Art Museum; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Corse is the recipient of the Cartier Foundation Award (1993); the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1975); the Theodoran Award, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1971); and the New Talent Award, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1967).