Béatrice Coron

(American, born 1956)

New York City-based artist Béatrice Coron creates papercuts, artist books, illustrations, and public artworks. Her work tell elaborate stories using cut silhouettes. She notes, "I stage narrative allegories in silhouette to create a dialogue with the viewer in playful fantasies."

Born and raised in France, Coron studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Lyon. She lived in Taiwan, Mexico, and Egypt before moving to New York in 1985. Her works are represented in the collections of international museums and libraries. These include the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.