About

Madelaine Corbin was born in Corvallis, Oregon in 1993. She is a BFA candidate at Oregon State University pursuing a degree in Applied Visual Art and minor in Art History. Corbin has exhibited work in California, Oregon, Greece, and Italy. She recently received the University Art Department's Helen E. Plinkiewisch Full Tuition Scholarship, the Sponenburgh Travel Award to conduct art historical research abroad, and was presented with Oregon State's Waldo-Cummings Outstanding Student Award. Corbin has been featured on KBVR's State of the Arts program, The Santa Clara newspaper, and the OSU Abroad: Knowledge Without Borders online journal. She is the Vice President of Montage, Oregon State University's undergraduate art collective, working to engage student artists with the local community, and is an Exhibition Committee and curatorial intern at The Corvallis Arts Center.

Artist Statement

Madelaine Corbin (b. 1993) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Corvallis, OR working in installation, performance, sculpture, and event-based experiences. Corbin’s aesthetically alluring geometric installations are pieced together from personal experiences and interactions, notions of community and collaboration, the passing down and fabrication of truth in histories, familial trade techniques, and intensive introspection. Her recent work subverts and invades personal space with considered objects, nuanced environments, and curated experiences both in and outside of the formalized museum or gallery. Her current work explores the perceived lines between public and private, craft and art, language and accessibility, artist and viewer. Her installations feature seamlessly crafted objects that blend rigid geometry with the everyday, consumer appeal with one-of-a-kinds, conceptuality with accessibility. Corbin’s work engages in openness to interpretation in which she asks her viewers to understand her work simply by experiencing it.