Corinne Thiessen

About Corinne Thiessen

Corinne Thiessen is a multidisciplinary artist born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge. Thiessen is curious about human social activity, especially pertaining to deviance, social norms, self-regulation, and social control. Through kinetic objects, drawing, video, and performance, her work explores physical and ideological impediments, repression, and “acting out.”

Thiessen has presented in group exhibitions and collaborative performances in Western Canada and was awarded the Roloff Beny Foundation Photographic Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship. She has participated in residencies such as Re: Making and Mutopia 7 (with Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society – M:ST) at The Banff Centre. She has published in Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture and (Re)Activating Objects: Social Theory and Material Culture published by the University of Western Ontario. Thiessen has taught sessionally at Lethbridge College in the Media department and at the University of Lethbridge in the Faculty of Fine Arts.