Cornelia Parker RA

Cornelia Parker RA

Cornelia Parker OBE RA adeptly tranforms the meaning and context of objects through destruction and reformation.

Artist profile

Cornelia Parker RA studied at Gloucester College of Art 1974 - 1975, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, BA Hons 1975 - 1978 and Reading University, MFA 1980 -1982.


Parker is well known for her large scale, often site specific, installations. Her engagement with the fragility of existence and the transformation of matter is exemplified in two key works: 'Dark Matter', a cartoon-like reconstruction of an exploded army shed, and 'Heart of Darkness', the formal arrangement of charred remains from a forest fire. There is an apocalyptic tone to much of her work but she also demonstrates a concern with the more insidious effects of global warming and consumerism.


She works in a variety of mediums and has collaborated with institutions such as HM Customs & Excise, Royal Armouries, Madame Tussauds and Victoria & Albert Museum, London. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2010.


Photo © Benedict Johnson

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  1. Coffee Pot Hit by a Monkey Wrench (repaired)
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  2. Pierced Basket
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    Pierced Basket
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  3. Silver Tray
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    Silver Tray
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  4. Broken Basket
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    Broken Basket
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  5. Fox Talbot's Articles of Glass (tagged decanter)
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  6. Silver Sauce Tureens
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    Silver Sauce Tureens
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  7. A Shot of Tequila
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    A Shot of Tequila
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  8. Fox Talbot's Articles of Glass (bottoms up)
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  9. Shadowy Pot
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    Shadowy Pot
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  10. Two Silver Candlesticks
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    Two Silver Candlesticks
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  11. Broken Pot
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    Broken Pot
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  12. Jugs (Water & Wine)
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    Jugs (Water & Wine)
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  13. Silver Tankard
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    Silver Tankard
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  14. Another Shot of Tequilla
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    Another Shot of Tequilla
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  15. Fox Talbot's Articles of Glass (four glasses)
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  16. Silver Jug
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    Silver Jug
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  17. A Few Glasses More
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    A Few Glasses More
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  18. Four Silver Candlesticks
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    Four Silver Candlesticks
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  19. Shadowy Candlesticks
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    Shadowy Candlesticks
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  20. The Price of Salt
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    The Price of Salt
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  21. Broken Jug
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    Broken Jug
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  22. Fox Talbot's Articles of Glass (tagged glasses)
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  23. Silver Sugar Bowl
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    Silver Sugar Bowl
    £2,600.00
  24. An Enigma
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    An Enigma
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  25. Fox Talbot's Articles of Glass (four glasses more)
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  26. Silver Basket
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    Silver Basket
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