John Corbin

John Corbin
Special Lecturer
314 Wilson Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3603
Fax: (248) 370-3377
corbin@oakland.edu


Education:
BFA Wayne Sate University
MFA School of Visual Arts

Major Fields:
Critical Theory
Drawing
Painting

Courses Taught:
SA102 Foundations of Studio Art
SA201 Beginning Drawing
SA301 Intermediate Drawing
SA100 Foundations of Visual Literacy
SA 200 Critical Theory and Practice

Books:

Sorrows of the Artist As a Young Man


Oral presentations and public lectures:
2011
Oakland University, Visiting Artists Lecture Series

2008
Detroit Institute of Arts, Artist Demonstration
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, ReFusing Fashion, February-April
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, considering Detroit, panel discussion.


2007
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, guided tour of Stuff exhibition with Cathleen Lewis.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Moderator panel discussion: Stuff.

2006
The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
Artist’s Choice- 15th century Koran and other objects that include calligraphy and how contemporary artists have used the written word as a source for their own art.


2005
Cranbrook Art Museum
The Pulse of Contemporary Art: The Last 25 Years
Seminars on contemporary art from 1980 to the present.


2004
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit , MI
Artist’s Choice-discussion on art in public spaces; artists Diego Rivera, Judy Pfaff and John F. Simon Jr.
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, John Corbin & Chris Hyndman: A Conversation Moderated by Mitch Cope,

Recent Exhibitions:
2013
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

2012
Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan

2010
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Drift, Birmingham, Michigan
Cue Foundation, New York New York
Erasure, Public Pool, Hamtramck Michigan
Detroit, Kunsthalle Project Space, Vien, Austria
Oakland University Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Rochester, Michigan
Robert Wilbert teacher, mentor, friend, Scrab Club, Detroit, Michigan
First Supper, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, New York

2009
Sought/Found, Pontiac Art Center, Pontiac, Michigan

2004
John Corbin and Chris Hyndman Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan

Curated Exhibitions:
considering Detroit planned design of the exhibition space with exhibition coordinator and designed poet Jim Gustafson exhibition space.

ReFusing FASHION: REI KAWAKUBO February-April 2008
Designed the exhibition space and worked with curatorial committee on content included in the exhibition.

HOLY HIP HOP New paintings by Alex Melamid
Designed the lay out of the exhibition.

Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the collection of Burt Aaron May-August 2007
Co-curated the exhibition and designed the architectural layout.

Curator annual Student Art Exhibition Oakland Community College 2007, 2008 and 2009


Bibliography:
2011
Louis Bury and Robert Machado, John Corbin’s “Drift”: A Conversational Review, on- verge Alternative Art Criticism
Raphael Rubinstein, John Corbin, Art in America, March 2011

2010
Amanda Meade, Sought/Found, Oakland Post, November 18, 2010
Hilary, Erasure, Hamtramck Star, September 14, 2010
Michael H. Hodges , Drift, The Detroit News, April 1, 2010
Amanda Meade, Drift, The Oakland Post, April 19th, 2010

2006
DETROIT, i.e. INFRASTRUCTURE SPRING 2006 page 68, 69.

Collections:
Compuware Corporation
Oakland University
Fabulux, Inc.