Water Will Be Here, 2015
My work revolves around transforming the urban landscape through site-specific installations. The urban landscape, as unique as it is, generally recedes into the background of our daily lives, almost to the point of failing to be noticed at all. Paradoxically, this is precisely what makes it such a powerful medium. The fact that it is an elemental component of our daily lives grants it exceptional reach into our consciousness. My work aims to leverage this medium's inherent power to pull other levers.
About Eric Corriel
After growing up on Long Island, Eric Corriel graduated from Cornell University where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy while also studying Fine Art and Computer Science. He later received a Diplôme National d'Arts Plastiques (National Diploma of Fine Art), the equivalent of an MFA, focusing on Digital Art, from the École Régionale Supérieure d'Expression Plastique in Lille, France. Currently living in Brooklyn, Eric takes the urban landscape as a medium in which to create site-specific video installations in the public realm. He teaches interactive design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he is also Lead Web Designer and Developer.
For his artwork, Eric has been awarded by the New York Foundation of the Arts, New York Council for the Arts, and the Public Art Network. As a web designer and developer he has received awards from the Webbys, Davey Awards, and W3.