Corinne Lightweaver

Corinne Lightweaver is an artist, writer, editor, and author. Her artistic journey began in painting, with wildlife as her favorite subject. Her journey also included forays into other media, such as ceramics. Later, she began experimenting with collage and assemblage techniques. In addition to creating and exhibiting her own artwork, she has curated several art and photography exhibits, written about the process of art making, and edited books and articles on the arts, artists, and art conservation. Lightweaver is a graduate of UCLA and Antioch University Los Angeles.

Education: I took studio art courses at Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College, and Golden West College, as well as the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

Professional Experience: In addition to the publication of my art book The Psyche’s Gifts: Art, Art Making, and the Journey from Mental Illness to Mental Wellness in 2021, I published another art book in 2010 entitled In the Breast of Health: Healing from Cancer through Art. I also authored a chapter in the book Cancer and Creativity, published by Routledge in 2018. One of my most recent solo shows was “Breast in Show: Viewing Cancer’s Impact through Art” at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where I spoke to medical students about my art and cancer experience in a recorded interview. Most recent group exhibits include “Sex and Territory” at Valise Gallery in Vashon, WA, “Bent Not Broken Disabled Artists” at the Beatnick Lounge Gallery in Joshua Tree, CA, and “Reweaving Our Tattered Social Fabric” at Studios on the Park Gallery in Paso Robles, CA. I participated in recorded interviews for the latter two exhibits.

Artistic Discipline: 
Visual Arts
Disability type: 
Emotional/Psychiatric disability
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