Corita Kent

“Best known for the prismatic screen printing that she created during the 1960s and 70s, Sister Corita saw and celebrated God in everything around her, from carwashes to contemporary poetry. Aaron Rose, the director of Become A Microscope, a documentary about her work, described Sister Corita as a ‘positive West Coast alternative to Andy Warhol’. Unlike the more tortured and melancholic traditions found in Roman Catholic art, Sister Corita’s work is alive with humor and color-portraying ideology in populist, digestible ways and bending every day words into worship.” – L.A. Ronayne, Riposte Magazine

Corita Kent, also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent, was an artist and an educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, she was the head of the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College until 1968.

 

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