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Breathless
© Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Breathless 2001

Cornelia Parker (b.1956)

Victoria and Albert Museum

Creator of installations, notably of objects suspended from a ceiling, and sculptor. She was born in Cheshire and attended Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, 1974–5, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1975–8, and Reading University, 1980–2. Won a Wolverhampton Polytechnic Travel Scholarship, 1978, a Southern Arts Award in 1983 and a Greater London Arts Award in 1985. She was artist-in-residence at Crewe and Alsager College, 1979–80, with a Sculpture Residency and Commission, Forest of Dean, 1988. Undertook a number of commissions, including National Garden Festival, Stoke-on-Trent, 1986, and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, commission, 1988: Thirty Pieces of Silver. This was the installation featured in the South Bank Centre’s touring The British Art Show 1990, one of many group shows the artist joined.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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