Tee A. Corinne


Tee A. Corinne
Sunday, June 14, 3:00 pm
Location: SOMAR, 934 Brannan
$5 to $10 Sliding Scale
Contact: 415.552.7709


Born in the radicalism of the 1960’s and 1970’s, intellectually framed by political activism, humanistic psychology, and personal exploration/revelation, the art of Tee Corinne maps the leading progressive movements of our times. The queerness of her work lies in its content: pussy licking, finger fucking, and cunty imagery along with lesbian authors, contextualized self-portraits, and sexual symbolism. It is a visual celebration of ordinary bodies—chunky, fat, skinny, disabled, odd, aging—expressed through lyrical and heroic formal concerns. She is excited by the tension created between in-your-face imagery, formal beauty, and compositional balance. Stylistically she is most akin to the Surrealism of Man Ray. Dreams are central to her work and her life. Tee A. Corinne (MFA: Pratt, 1968) has been publishing lesbian/queer/in-your-face art since 1975 including The Cunt Coloring Book, “Yantras of Womanlove”, “The Sinister Wisdom Poster”, “Femalia”, and “Self-Portrait Dialog with Time and Circumstance.” Her work is both damned and praised for the romantic, aesthetic, sensual pleasure it affords. Cited as one of the fifty most influential lesbians and gay men of the 1980s (Lambda Book Report) and awarded the Women’s Caucus for Art President’s Award (1997), she is noted as “one of the most visible and accessible lesbian artists in the world” in Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia.