Corinne Whitaker

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Corinne Whitaker
UrnEst (imaste) Corinne Whitaker.jpg
UrnEst (imaste) by Corinne Whitaker
Born August 31, 1934
Stamford, Connecticut, Unioted States
Education Self-taught
Known for Digital Imaging
Awards John Masefield Award, Catherine Lee Bates Award

Corinne Whitaker (born August 31, 1934) is an American artist who works in digital imaging and digital sculpture. She set up the Digital Giraffe in 1994, an online monthly art journal. Her works have been exhibited all over the world, in more than 300 group and solo shows.

Personal life[edit]

Whitaker was born in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. In 1956, she received her B. A. degree in Liberal Arts from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts,[1] where she received the John Masefield Award, the Catherine Lee Bates Award, and was named a Durant Scholar.[citation needed] She was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Whitaker has collected African Tribal Art and Indian art, and donated them to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California.[citation needed]

Before becoming a digital artist, Whitaker worked in black and white art photography.[citation needed] In 1994, Whitaker set up the Digital Giraffe, a monthly online art journal which she edits, publishes, programs, and designs. The Digital Giraffe shows digital sculptures, models and paintings, and has articles, critiques, quizzes, and other writings.[citation needed] In 1994, Whitaker also gave the first lecture on digital art, called “Look Ma, No Paintbrush!”,[2] at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California.

Whitaker has lectured in schools, universities, and museums.[citation needed] Her work has been published in over 100 books, magazines, catalogs and newspapers,.[3] Her work can be found extensively on websites online. She has been mentioned in many books including “Art of the Digital Age”, “Women Artists in the Visual Arts”, and “Women Artists of the American West”.[citation needed] Whitaker has also published 12 books of digital painting and poetry,[4] as well as 2 catalogs [5]


Whitaker’s art has been exhibited worldwide, with more than 200 group shows and 100 solo shows,[6] including in the Biennale International Art Exhibition in Florence, Italy, Austin Museum of Digital Art, and the Museum of Computer Art. She has numerous pieces of digital sculpture in DAAP, the world's first international virtual online sculpture park, and exhibited in the exhibition “Masters of Digital Art” at the Ansel Adams Center in San Francisco. In 2015 her solo show of digital paintings, sculptures and 3D printed sculptures, "No Rules",<> was held at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, California. Another solo show, "Cybersphere" took place at Stanford Art Spaces on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California.


Whitaker was one of the first to print original digital images on canvas, aluminum, Plexiglas, copper, and brass, and is among the pioneering artists working in rapid prototyping.[7] She was invited to participate as a "distintguished artist" in the International Digital Sculpture Exhibition entitled "3D Printing and the Arts: What Things May Come" at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, as well as the International Solid FreeForm Fabrication Symposium at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.[8]


Corinne Whitaker's Digital Paintings
Lady of the Flies 
UrnEst (imaste) 
Caught Flatfooted 


  1. ^ "Featured Artist: Corinne Whitaker, Digital Painter and Sculptor". Art School. 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  2. ^ "What's Next » Blog Archive » Corinne Whitaker". The Future Imagined. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  3. ^ "the digital giraffe - Solo Shows". Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  4. ^ "the digital giraffe - map". Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  5. ^ "the digital giraffe - map". Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  6. ^ "the digital giraffe - Whitaker on the Web". Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 25, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Brown Symposium 2015". 2015-03-05. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 

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