Tee Corinne

Tee Corinne

Tee A. Corinne (Born Linda Tee Cutchin, November 3, 1943, in St. Petersburg, Florida, and died in Oregon on August 27, 2006) was a photographer, visual artist, writer, and activist. Educated at Newcomb College, Tulane University; St. Petersburg Junior College (A.A. 1964); University of South Florida (B.A. 1965); and Pratt Institute (M.F.A., 1968), she became an outspoken advocate and activist for lesbian sexual, literary, and artistic expression. She grew up in the Southern United States and the Bahama Islands, went north to graduate school, and west to sort out her life in 1972. Married once for seven years, she spent the last twenty-five years of her life in the company of women.

Tee A. Corinne always wanted her art to make a difference in the world around her and her public and private life have often been difficult to separate. She began exhibiting and publishing art and writing in the mid-1960s. She was a co-facilitator of the Feminist Photography Ovulars (1979-1981) and a co-founder of The Blatant Image, A Magazine of Feminist Photography (1981-1983). She was the author of one novel, three collections of short stories, four books of poetry and numerous artists books and small edition publications.

Family, her show of mixed media drawings about growing up in an alcoholic family, has been the subject of a video interview by Jane Scott Productions. Portfolios of her art have been published in Lesbian Subjects, Feminist Studies, Gallerie: Women's Art, The Advocate, Philadelphia Gay News, The Lesbian Inciter, I Am My Lover (first edition, 1979) and Femalia.

Ms. Corinne wrote about art for a variety of publications and, from 1987, was the art books columnist for Feminist Bookstore News. A co-founder and past co-chair of the Gay & Lesbian Caucus (an affiliated society of the College Art Association), she also co-founded the Women's Caucus for Art Lesbian & Bisexual Caucus. In 1991 she was chosen by Lambda Book Report as one of the fifty most influential lesbians and gay men of the decade, and in 1997 she received the Women's Caucus for Art President's Award for service to women in the arts.

Bibliography

  • The Cunt Coloring Book. San Francisco: Pearlchild, 1975; San Francisco: Last Gasp, 1988. Also published as Labiaflowers. Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press, 1981.
  • Courting Pleasure. Austin: Banned Books, 1994.
  • Family: About Growing Up In An Alcoholic Family. North Vancouver, BC: Gallerie, 1990.
  • Lesbian Muse: The Women Behind the Words. Portland, OR: Chance Publications, 1989.
  • The Sex Lives of Daffodils: Growing Up As An Artist Who Also Writes. Wolf Creek, OR: Pearlchild 1994, 1997.
  • Twenty-Two Years, 1970-1992. Wolf Creek, OR: Pearlchild, 1992.
  • Wild Lesbian Roses: Essays on Art, Rural Living, and Creativity, 1986-1995, Wolf Creek, OR, Pearlchild, 1997.
  • Yantras of Womanlove. Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press, 1982.
  • The Little Houses on Women’s Land (2002)
  • Drawing as a Problem-Solving Activity (2002)

Sources

  • Corinne, Tee A. The Sex Lives of Daffodils: Growing Up as an Artist Who Also Writes. Wolf Creek, OR : Pearlchild, c1997 Sherman, Phillip and Samuel Bernstein, eds.
  • Uncommon Heroes. Fletcher Press, c1994
  • Queer arts.org. "Obscurely Famous," an interview with Tee Corinne. September 1998. (August 27, 2003).

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