wood, felt, weavings, plastic, cardboard, salt
    48"x48"x48"  |  2012

  • Hal Swanson

    paper, dyed canvas, OSB, plywood, yarn
    dimensions vary  |  2016

  • Black Candle

    wax, cotton wick, plywood
    8"x10"x10"  |  2012


    hand cut, heat fused HDPE, grommets
    60"x60"  |  2012

  • Untitled (Broken Dishes)

    hand cut, heat fused HDPE, grommets
    60"x96"  |  2014

  • DEMON BABY PROJECT: Events Coincidences and Repercussions

    paper, laser and offset printed
    6 3/4" x 4 1/4" x 3/4"  |  2010

  • Untitled (Reformed Sacred Geometry I)

    cotton, hand woven Jacquard
    43"x30"  |  2015

  • SAMPLER (Goodbye Belly Fat)

    watercolor and graphite on grid vellum
    10"x10"  |  2016

  • BLACK CAULIFLOWER (Collaboration with Jamie Steele)

    photographs, wood, acrylic, cardboard, foam, wire, vinyl, sound
    dimensions vary  |  2014


Memphis, TN | Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Drawing, Time-based, Sound, Installation

Corkey Sinks (b. Dallas, TX) is an artist based in Memphis, TN. She received a BA in Media Studies from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands, CA in 2005 and an MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Sinks has exhibited work throughout the United States and Mexico. In 2015, her book, Demon Baby Project: Events, Coincidences, and Repercussions was published by No Coast. In 2016, Sinks was awarded a residency at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, TN.

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Through sculpture, textiles, printed matter, and geometric pattern-making, I map repetition and contradiction of the paranoid spirit. Referencing new religious movements and self-help techniques, I imagine practical and psycho-spiritual coping strategies for the American condition. I embrace the human tendency to find meaningful patterns within the noise of collective information. As we struggle to understand our roles within the systems we occupy, narratives of conspiracy and prophecies of events to come may offer a sense of comfort tinged with fear and desire.

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