(American, b.1945) objected to being labeled as a “California artist” despite her origins and tenure there. She received a BFA from the University of California in 1963 and an MFA from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1968. Drawing inspiration from the abstractions, color theories, and compositions of well-known artists such as Wassily Kandinsky
and Josef Albers
, Corse bridged the media of painting and sculpture.
In the mid-1960s, she gained recognition for what would become her signature work, which included shaped canvases, fluorescent lights, glass microspheres, and Plexiglas. She pushed the material of glass microsphere further, blending it with shades of white acrylic paint. The result was a glimmering canvas responsive to changing light conditions. These particular light effects included in her works are nearly impossible to photograph, as they change with each viewing angle.
Her works are in many permanent collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Foundation Beyeler, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, the Orange County Museum of Art at Newport Beach, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Getty Museum.