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Sallie McCorkle

Sallie McCorkle, MFA

Sculpture / 3D Design

Office: (405) 744-5858
Cell: (405) 714-3780
Fax: (405) 744-1070
Email: sallie.mccorkle@okstate.edu

Sallie McCorkle is a sculptor and installation artist who began her career studying clown arts, mime, and theatrical set design/stage lighting. Her mother was a professor at OSU and McCorkle is a graduate of Stillwater High School. She studied philosophy, theatre, and art at OSU prior to receiving her BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute (1986). Her graduate degree is from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (1989), where she studied with and worked for many notable artists such as Leon Golub, Martha Rosler, Lauren Ewing, Emma Amos, Joan Semmel, and John Goodyear. From 1990-2005, she was a professor at Penn State University where she became the Head of the Sculpture Area and the Studio Arts Program. McCorkle came to OSU as the Head of the Art Department in July 2005.

McCorkle is best known for her public artwork (“The Barn-Raising,” Hershey Medical Center, PA; “Benches,” Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY; “Consuming Nature-Forest Art Path,” Darmstadt, Germany) and her gallery installations that address issues of individual identity, gender, politics, power, and privacy. Her work has been exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions including “Women Artists/Women Subjects” at Lincoln Center in New York and “Project Enduring LOOK” at the Chicago Art Institute. A recipient of many grants, she has curated national exhibitions and organized several symposia including “This, That, and the Other Thing: Objects and Visual Culture.” Her collaborative works include the “Victorian Laptop,” a joint project with MIT’s Media Lab.


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