Michelle Corporan has been a native to New York City since her parents migrated to the US in 1988 from the Dominican Republic, and has always been actively engaged in sketching and drawing from an early age. Her Mother kept her engaged in film/photography and would encourage her to film, and her Father encouraged her to study Picasso’s sketches early on. Her Grandfather had a great influence in her journey to create, and was a well known liberation leader and surrealist painter in the Dominican Republic in the years of Socialist rule by dictator Trujillo. After dabbling in Design school, she studied closely with Photographers and Visual designers both in the Fashion and Visual design industry.
She attended Parsons the New school of Design shortly after and currently runs her own independent Creative Design hub in New York. Always immersing herself into the creative world, she has now after 22 years began her journey to exhibit her own Art work. Much of her work is influenced by the philosophies and methods of the Asian Ink-Brushstroke paintings, and has been studying extensively the Asian traditional Art “Sumie” with Sensei Koho Yamamoto in New York City till this day.
From whatever flows from my mind in the moment I am creating, I aim to fill the viewers mind with a spiritual expression, far from their own.
My work is greatly influenced from my deep and extensive practice in the asian traditional ink-brushstroke painting method “Sumie” or “suibokuga”.
- There is no going back and correcting when painting with ink and rice paper. My strokes move hastily unto the rice paper and give no room for thinking or internal dialog, that can divert my attention from the purity of the ending result. The ink generates shapes that transcend into landscapes or figurative abstractions, which almost and always generate a visceral outcome; and one that is felt, rather than visually understood.
2014 “Upon Arrival” (Digital film), Lounge,
200 Water Street, New York, NY
2017 Performer at Qinza Najm’s Art performance #Bannomore, White Box Gallery, NY
2017 “I am not sorry this is not the old Chinese food joint…Thank you” Store front, Brooklyn NY
2017 Art Panel participant, NYC Creative salon,
New York, NY
2017 Bushwick open Studios, Space776 – Brooklyn, NY