Corey Stein was born in the Los Angeles area, but many of her formative years were spent in Seattle. Family trips up and down the Interstate 5 Freeway would have a major impact on her schismatic view of things.

Corey attended school at Cal Arts in Valencia, CA, where some of her major influences were Jules Ingalls, an art director for the Chipmunks, John Baldessari, an early mentor, and the African Ensemble.

She currently lives in a "spruced up cabin" surrounded by oak trees and black widows. She recently added an on-site studio to her property.

When not immersed in her projects, she spends time with working with the Big Sisters program and training puppies for the Guide Dogs of America.