Alba Corrado is a designer, artist, and an educator working in Providence, Rhode Island. She designs and illuminates beautifully written works on paper and parchment. She creates sculptural works in clay that are ultimately cast in bronze or precious metals. And for the past twenty-nine years she has taught at one of our nation’s most prestigious art schools, the Rhode Island School of Design.
Her commissioned works include calligraphy for certificates, citations and diplomas for such clients as Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University as well as hospitals and individuals. Her sculptural works range from life-sized figures such as a seated portrait of Dr. Robert Buchanan, in bronze, for Tufts School of Dental Medicine, to presentation medals such as the John Carter Brown Library medal.
Corrado has also created hand-crafted raised letter bronze plaques using the age-old techniques of sand casting and the lost wax process. These plaques often recognize important donors to such institutions as Yale and Brown universities, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Morris Museum.
Here are a few examples of her work.