Christina Cornier

In my work I use the female figure to explore ideas surrounding gender, identity and power. I am interested in how we self-identify, present ourselves and how we want to be seen. Often the way we are seen does not match the way we see ourselves. In the art world the “Gaze” has historically assumed male eyes on a female subject. There is a long tradition of the female form being used as an object for the pleasure of the male gaze. I'm curious about how women, as constant subjects being looked at and scrutinized, negotiate living in this space and how this affects our self image and the image we decide to present to the world. I'm also examining how and if this changes when the gaze is from one woman onto another and if the subject's gaze can change the common relationship between the viewed and the viewer.