Carla Corbin has been drawing and making things since childhood. She retired recently from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State after teaching drawing, graphics and design, and history and methods.
Her initial focus as an undergraduate was Fine Arts, but that later shifted to Architecture. She completed a B Arch and practiced in the Washington DC area for a number of years. After working on several compelling projects that were more about landscape than architecture, Corbin completed a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture and went on to teach in professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Since retiring she has enjoyed having more time for art-making. Corbin does drawings in pen or pastel, and printmaking on paper or fabric, working both abstractly and representationally. Her fascination with fabric and stitch – drawing lines with thread and making marks with texture and dye – has led to a number of small and large works, and opportunities to participate in juried exhibitions at local museums and recently in a regional show.
She has memberships in the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Muncie Art Guild, and the Pendleton Art Society.
Milkweed 2. 8" x 10", Linocut on fabric, hand stitched 2020
Leaves Dancing 18" x 24, cyanotype with appliques, and hand machine stitched , hand-dyed silk border 2019
2021 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
1st Place Fibers
Rowdy and Mr. T Scratch the Itchy Spots
1st Place Pastel
2020 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
Horse of Another Color - 36" x24" Commercial Fabric. Machine stitched.
2nd Place in the Mixed Media category