Serena Viola Corson is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in San Francisco, California. She was born in 1996 on the beach in North Carolina but moved all around the Southern United States growing up with her single mom due to financial instability and the 2009 recession. In 2010, they found a home in a small timeless town on the East Coast of Central Florida where she spent most of her adolescence. Her mother's triumph and sacrifices inspire her work.
Serena's art explores the relationships between working-class people trying to survive under the many agonizing forms of modern living amidst the perishing environment. Her art centers moments of collective joy, platonic pleasure, and radical friendships. The mostly feminine-presenting figures Serena paints are always uncensored. These figures are either self-references or inspired directly by friends and community members. Her playful Matisse-inspired still lifes serve as book recommendations, each one's title is a quote from one of the featured books. While her art mainly deals with daunting issues, Serena aims for the work to always retain an uplifting sense of freedom and immediacy.