May Cornet was born in London. She studied at Camberwell College of Art and at Goldsmiths College, B.A. Hons. Fine Art Textiles. After a scholarship from The Italian Cultural Institute, in 2001 she spent a year in residency with Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and was short-listed for Sotheby's International Young Artist Award. First show in Italy was at the (h)films in 2005 and AKA gallery in Rome, both curated by Raffaella Guidobono. Other shows include 'Giardino', Palazzo delle Arti, Naples, 'Cabinet du dessin', Museé d'Art Moderne of Saint Etienne, both curated by Lorand Hegyi. The last shows include Passionate Collectors at Walsall New Art Gallery, and From Now On at Bagnai Gallery accomplished by an Artbook conceived and curated by Raffaella Guidobono. She lives and works in London.