CORNO studied at the University of Quebec in Montreal where she obtained a BA in Fine Art turning to a full-time painting career in her early 20s. CORNO had a long and illustrious career that began in the 1980s when she became the darling of Canadian collectors after exploding onto the art scene and taking it by storm with her full-fledged post-pop idiom that has been her signature style ever since and has in fact blossomed into an art movement influencing several generations of artists.
With spirited dichotomies, CORNO flamboyantly combines meticulous figurative details and explosive gestural movements that have a bold contemporary resonance. Her colors are brilliant and frank giving additional bounce to her intense textures and generous brush strokes that tickle the eye and awaken the senses.
CORNO’s success propelled her to the international stage and broader recognition. New York City, an irresistible magnet for her, became her spring board to capitals of the world such as New York, London, Paris, Venice,
Monaco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul and Dubai. The international list of museums, corporations, public and private collections expanded to several continents.
In 2006, AKA Gallery (today known as CORNO GALLERY) opened in Montreal and began representing CORNO’s works exclusively in Quebec. CORNO appeared in MORE Magazine’s 40 over 40 - women whom they deemed the most remarkable women in Canada. Chatelaine included her in their 100 Club - 100 women who best represent Quebec.
After much hard work and perseverance, CORNO’s career reached a phenomenal height. Leaving tremendous sense of loss behind, CORNO passed away on December 21, 2016 as she was undergoing cancer treatments in Mexico.