A photograph from Illuminee's Pale Rose Event in October 2023. Depicted are guests at the furniture showroom, with a focus point on a bouquet of flowers.

Illuminée Studio features mixed-media canvas artist Jean Corby: new work connecting east west coastlines

Illuminée proudly welcomes you to experience Jean Corby’s intricate and expressive mixed-media paintings. Corby, a Brooklyn, NY-based artist unveils new work with pieces created in conversation with Isabelle Brightman, owner of Illuminée. The show includes large-scale painted and embroidered works, and mixed media pieces with photography and drawing. The show connects landscape themes of New York’s Brighton Beach and Santa Cruz areas, in vivid and layered detail.

Jean Corby has developed her art processes to share her love of the environment, wild plant growth, trees and more. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, School of Fine Art and has focused on her textile art since 2008. Corby has refined an artistic process that allows her to use embroidery on her canvases as powerfully as a brush or pen.

The show opens Friday November 3, 2023, with a First Friday reception on November 3 from 5 pm - 8 pm.

Please join us as we celebrate Corby's works and this bi-coastal environmental art connection in our newly expanded Studio space.

Jean Corby is a graduate of Syracuse University, School of Fine Art. She lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jean Corby is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist who has mastered the craft of combining thread and paint for her mixed media canvases. Inspired by wild plant growth, the ocean, trees, etc., she produces colorful drawings then interprets them with the technology used to program her embroidery machines. In one canvas, JC might add stitched detail to a painted scene or embroider large areas with layers of open stitches in various colors mimicking overlapping paint. The effect is art work done with bold, loose, and expressive energy punctuated with intricate details. Jean Corby has developed the perfect process to share her love of the environment with the viewer.
Her pieces are in collections in NYC, Westchester County, and Wisconsin