Cornelius Annor was born in 1990 in Accra, Ghana. Annor studied at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design. Intimate scenes of domestic interiors and community life come alive through Annor’s detailed rendering of facial expression and body language. With roots in personal memory and photography, the artist casts scenes of private life onto large-scale canvases. Annor’s figurative works are typically set in domestic interiors or spaces of community partage and peppered with collaged textile patterns native to Ghana. His use of traditional Ghanaian fabric lends a textural quality to his work which has now become characteristic of his artistic style. Textiles are integrated in unexpected ways, using vibrant patterns for the clothing of his figures as well in the muted atmospheric tones of the background which is achieved by transferring fabric dye onto the canvas. Annor has cited family history and photography as major sources of inspiration in his artistic practice, even drawing from his own family albums for imagery. He describes his use of photography as way to “reenact... past memories which seem lost, absent, forgotten or unknown.” In capturing the evocative quality of textiles and photography Annor achieves layered images that make the viewer nostalgic for unfamiliar memories. His work has been featured in exhibitions in Accra, London, and New York. His work is held in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum, the Norton Museum, the Bunker Artspace, West Palm Beach, the ICA Miami, and Espacio Tacuari, Buenos Aires. In 2022, Annor’s work was featured in “Contemporary African Portraiture,” curated by Florian Steininger, at Kunsthalle Krems. Annor lives and works in Ghana, where he established C.Annor studio, a space dedicated to encouraging and supporting young artists.