American, b. 1945, Berkeley, California
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Best known for her exploration of radiant and interactive surfaces and her innovative technique of painting, Mary Corse first gained recognition for her involvement in the Light and Space movement in 1960s Southern California, along with James TurrellRobert Irwin, and Douglas Wheeler. Like many of these artists, Corse rejected Abstract Expressionist practices of using accident and relinquishing intention in the application of pigment, favoring instead the controlled formal geometry of Minimalism. As the viewer moves or surrounding light conditions alter, Corse’s works seem to shift subtly, creating a complex spatial and temporal dynamic. As the artist herself eloquently said, “Where there is space, there is time.”