Tee A. Corinne
Pratt Institute, M.F.A.,1968
University of South Florida, B.A., 1965


Tee Corinne has been exhibiting and publishing art and writing since the mid-1960s. She was a co-facilitator of the Feminist Photography Ovulars (1979-1981) and a co-founder of The Blatant Image, A Magazine of Feminist Photography (1981-1983).

Books of Ms. Corinne's art include:

Family (1990)
At Six--an artist's book (1990)
Lesbian Muse: The Women Behind The Words (1989)
Women Who Loved Women (1984), Drawings '83 (1984)
Yantras of Womanlove (1982)
The Southern Oregon Women Writers' Group Picture Book (1982)
Cunt Coloring Book (1975).

"Family," her show of mixed media drawings about growing up in an alcoholic family, is the subject of a video interview by Jane Scott Productions. Portfolios of her art have been published in Lesbian Subjects, Feminist Studies, Gallerie: Women's Art, The Advocate, Philadelphia Gay News, The Lesbian Inciter, I Am My Lover, and Femalia. Her photographs have been published in Calyx, The Sex Atlas, Maize, A Woman's Touch, Our Sexuality (college text), off our backs, On Our Backs, The Amazon Tarot, Yellow Silk, Erotic by Nature, Bad Attitude, Our Bodies/Ourselves, Yoni, WomanSpirit and elsewhere.

Tee Corinne's work is discussed in Completely Queer : The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia (Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson), Women Photographers (Palmquist and Musso, WIP Archives); Nothing but the Girl : The Blatant Lesbian Image (Bright and Posener, eds., Cassell); Sexual Politics (Amalia Jones, ed., U. of Calif. Press); Finger Licking Good (Tamsin Wilton, Cassell); The Art of Reflection (Marsha Meskimon, Scarlet Press); Uncommon Heroes (Sherman and Bernstein, eds., Fletcher Press); The Contest of Meaning, (Richard Bolton, ed., MIT Press); Stolen Glances: Lesbians Take Photographs (Jean Frazer and Tessa Boffin, eds. HarperSanFrancisco); and Forbidden Subjects: Self-Portraits by Lesbian Artists (Caffyn Kelley ed., Gallerie).

She was a featured speaker at the second national Women In Photography conference and has delivered papers at the following conferences: the Women's Caucus For Art , the College Art Association, the Berkshire Conference on Women and History, The NW Women's Studies Association/NW Women's Caucus for Art, Lewis and Clark Genders Conference and The National Women's Studies Association.

Her books of fiction include Courting Pleasure, The Sparkling Lavender Dust of Lust, Lovers, and Dreams of the Woman Who Loved Sex. She edited and supplied photographs for Riding Desire and Intricate Passions (which won a Lambda Literary Award); and edited The Body of Love and The Poetry of Sex: Lesbians Write the Erotic--a Lambda Award finalist. Her poetry books include Mama, Rattlesnakes, Key Lime Pie and Does Poetry Make a Difference?

She is the art books columnist for Feminist Bookstore News, The Women's Caucus for Art Update, and the Arts Council of Southern Oregon Newsletter. A co-founder and past co-chair of the Gay & Lesbian Caucus (an affiliated society of the College Art Association), she also co-founded the Women's Caucus for Art Lesbian & Bisexual Caucus. She has curated AIDS awareness shows, Women's History Month shows, exhibits of self-portraits by women artists, and an Internet site: "Lesbian Photography on the U.S. West Coast, 1970-1997."

In 1995 two of her photo-collaged works and one album cover were in the "In A Different Light" show at University Art Museum, UC Berkeley. In 1996 one of her photo-collaged works work was exhibited in the Armand Hammer Museum, UCLA.

Lambda Book Report named Corinne one of the fifty most influential lesbians and gay men of the 1980s. In 1997 she received the Women's Caucus for Art President's Award for service to women in the arts. According to Completely Queer : The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia "Corinne is one of the most visible and accessible lesbian artists in the world."

 

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