Cornelia Parker 1956

born in:
Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

Cornelia Ann Parker, OBE, RA, is a sculptor and installation artist. She studied at Gloucester College of Art (1974 – 1975), Wolverhampton Polytechnic, BA Hons (1975 – 1978) and Reading University, MFA (1980 – 1982). She is well known for her large scale, often site specific, installations. Parker works in a variety of mediums and has collaborated with institutions such as HM Customs & Excise, Royal Armouries, Madame Tussauds and Victoria & Albert Museum, London. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2010. She was artist in residence at the Science Museum in 1999.