Residency: Project Based

Corrie Baldauf

1 September – 2 December 2016

The Residency:

The International Residency offers one outstanding overseas candidate a valuable residency opportunity to make new work and develop personal and professional contacts in London, currently a major centre of the global contemporary art market.

For 2016, Griffin Gallery are in partnership with Residency Unlimited in New York. Residency Unlimited have established the curatorial committee below to identify candidates for the International Residency.

Daniel S. Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum
Alexandra Schwartz, Curator of Contemporary Art, Montclair Art Museum
Katy Diamond Hamer, art writer (contributes to New York Magazine, SEEN,, W Magazine, Flash Art International), and founding editor of
Lilly Wei, independent curator, critic, and contributing editor at ARTnews
Nathalie Anglès, Director/Founder, Residency Unlimited (RU)

The International resident artist for 2016 is Corrie Baldauf from Detroit, Michigan.

Corrie Baldauf:

'My circle drawings are an abstract form of portraiture. They are also timelines or methods for recording months to several years of external stimuli. The circular marks evolve in my search to record time, quantities, and experiences in a visible form. Consider the visual difference between looking at a crowd of people funneling out of a concert or a train station versus seeing a list of numbers that records these actions. I found that drawing a cloud formation of layered tally marks gives a sense of time, rhythm and the footprint of a crowd in one image.
This autumn I will bring my portable drawing project from Detroit to London. City, pigment and conversation will inspire a new body of circle drawings and paintings created over the course of my residency at Griffin Gallery.
During my residency I will record the marks I am able to make based on the length and wingspan of my arms. Imagine Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man in combination with the action of making a snow angel. Color pigments will be used to code and symbolize contrasts I find between the privacy of my studio and the stimuli of London.'


1981, United States


MFA in Fine Art - Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 2009

BFA in Fine Art - Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 2006

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