Corrie Slawson’s work is a result of a journalistic survey of properties and land; she builds city/landscapes that underscore development patterns of population loss and land-use that emerge through layers of printmaking, drawing and painting. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, including at MOCA Cleveland, The Toledo Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, Centro Culturel de Tijuana, SPACES and Zygote Press. Corrie earned her BFA at Parsons School of Design (NY) and her MFA at Kent State University. Her work is represented by Shaheen Modern and Contemporary in downtown Cleveland.
Her practice is a lab-like experimentation with system and process in service of content. The “places” depicted analyze overarching patterns in development, population loss, land-use, climate change and environmental equity. Source imagery for these mixed media works is garnered from her own travels, experiences and commutes (abroad, domestic, and local). No matter the location, she finds visual language extant in the surroundings—color, architecture, texture and reflective materials, her work also mirrors movement through spaces: walking past city blocks or sun glare on the car window. In many cases, she features notable and obscure visual references that bring our own regions’ lifecycle of suburban sprawl and urban divestment to the forefront.