Artist Forum: Adriana Corral

Spring 2016 International Artist-in-Residence Adriana Corral answers questions about her life and her time at Artpace.

Where are you from?
El Paso!

How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Putting on my rain boots and playing in the rain!

Can you share one quote or saying you love, one that keeps you going in life?
Once you know it and once you see it, you can’t forget that it exists. -Unknown

“In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” –Sol Lewitt

Describe your own outlook on life in six words.  
Give, touch, observe, connect, vocalize and gratitude.

What thought or message would you want to put in a fortune cookie?
Smile! A smile costs nothing but gives so much!

If you had your human body, but the head of an animal, what animal would you pick?
A miniature Dachshund!

What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen in nature?
So many to choose from! What my favorite is seeing the glistening diamonds of the morning dew in a pasture.

What song are you currently obsessed with?
Howlin Wolf, Smokestack lightning!

How do you find inspiration?
Walking, reading and writing!

Anything else you’d like to tell us about?
I would like to add one, the help received! The help to realize a project is tremendous!!!

Hear and see more from Adriana Corral at the Spring 2016 International Artists-in-Residence Opening and Talk on March 17 from 6 to 9pm.

*Photo credit Vincent Valdez