Lorie Corbus was adopted by a couple stranger than fiction and more beautiful than reality. Raised in Florida, she spent her childhood immersed in the arts, for which her family was most supportive. After graduating from The Pinellas County Center for the Arts, Corbus left home and spent much of her 20s traveling the United states. In 1992 she formed a traveling collective with artists and activists who used music, performance and art as a means to provoke political thought. She moved to Savannah,Ga., in 1999, and graduated summa cum laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002. After studing fibers and working mostly as an installation artist, she began painting. The techniques that can be used within the medium of paint, such as photographic transfers, simply allow for more narrative and reference, and as she paints on wood, more abuse. Corbus resides in Savannah, Ga., and has her studio at Allied Studios, which she shares with other local artists. After 15 years she continues to work with the same artist collective through projects such as The One Railroad Circus, an all women’s performance troupe based out of Santa Fe, N.M., who address social and environmental issues. She also toured and recorded as an accordionist with the alt-country band The Dolly Ranchers. She was chosen as one of Georgia’s Young Movers and Shakers of 2006 by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta.
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