Contrasts began for Corey Stein with her birth in Los Angeles to a Jewish father from New York and a Tlingit mother from Alaska. Creative expression drove her to earn her MFA from CalArts. Her motivations include quirky little moments to grand miracles in nature, vibrant colors to colorful people. Environmental observations and connections, unanticipated juxtapositions, contrasts, and word plays define her art, surprise the audience, and add humor. Using traditional Native American art forms, she expresses new ideas. In our changing society, Corey feels the responsibility to draw audiences together into new discussions, provoke inquiry, educate, and entertain.

 

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EDUCATION

1987 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, MFA 1987 Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island
1986 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, BFA 1982 Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Laundry at Ten Degrees”, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2015 “Finite Infinity,” Rosanna Albertini
2014 “The Accidental Arsonist”, Cal State Channel Island, CA
2008 “Melange”, MorYork Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 “The Accidental Arsonist”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2007 “Corey Stein: Trying to Pick Up a GALLERY GUYDE”, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000 “The Adventures of Phenobarbiedoll and More Recent Works by Corey Stein”, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA (CSUF).
1997 “The I-5 Artist”, Merced Art Museum, Merced, CA
1995 “Corey Stein: The I-5 Artist”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA 1993 “Please do not twirl me”, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1992 “I, True or False”, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 “Pinched Lilies”, Dennis Anderson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 “Hats Off”, Woodside Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 House of the Fire Monkey, The Monkey House Society, Los Angeles, CA
2016 American Indian Art Show-Marin, KR Martindale Show Management, Marin, CA
2015 The Autry Museum American Indian Arts Marketplace, Juried Art Market, Los Angeles, CA
2014 “Kaleidoscope” Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 COLA 2014: Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Catalog)
2012 “Delicate Sensibilities” Blue Star Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2012 “The Uncurated”’ Prohibition Gallery, Culver City, CA
2012 “I’m Afrayed Knot”, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
2010 “Falling Off Of Cliff: A Tribute to H.C. Westermann”, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
2010 Sealaska Juried Art Show, Juneau, AK
2009 “Imagine California Image 2009”, Kevin Milligan Gallery, Danville, CA (Curated by Philip Linhares)
2009 “Spill”, Bunnell Streets Art Center, Homer, AK
2007 MOCA/Geffen Art Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2006 “Surviving Kinkaid”, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Sealaska Juried Art Show, Juneau, AK (Catalog)
2005 “All Girls Show”, Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 “The Bird Show”, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA SCUF
2004 “Woman’s Work”, NOHO Regional Arts Council, North Hollywood, CA
2004 “100 Artists See Satan”, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA SCUF (Catalog) 2002 “Relative Objects”, POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 “What is Art For?” Curated by William Wiley, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA 1998 “Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life”, Laguna Museum, Laguna, CA 1997 “20/20”, Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
1994 “Kustom Kulture”, COCA (Center on Contemporary Arts), Seattle, WA
1993 MOCA/Geffen Art Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 “I Thought California Would Be Different”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
1992 “4th Generation/5th Dimension”, Grove Art Gallery at the University of San Diego (Curated by Italo Scanga)
1992 “A Roof of One’s Own”, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 “Blind Love”, Krygier-Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Curated by Meg Cranston) 1990 Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (fund raiser)
1990 COCA, Seattle, WA
1989 Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989 Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY (Curated by John Baldessari)
1986 “Sculpture Part I”, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016 The Autry Museum American Indian Arts Marketplace, Second Place, Painting & Mixed Media (Haida-Go-Seek)
2016 Eiteljorg Indian Art Market and Festival, First Place: Non-traditional Beadwork (Flat & Hairy, Cold & Hard)
2016 Eiteljorg Indian Art Market and Festival, Third Place: Non-traditional Beadwork (Grunting Rain)
2016 Eiteljorg Indian Art Market and Festival, Helen Cox Kersting Award
2015 The Autry Museum American Indian Arts Marketplace, Best of Show (Flat & Hairy, Cold & Hard)
2015 The Autry Museum American Indian Arts Marketplace, First Place: Bead & Quill Work (Flat & Hairy, Cold & Hard)
2015 Ragdale Residency, Lake Forest, IL
2014 COLA Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Alaska Indian Art Fellowship at the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2011 Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center, Harpo Foundation, Johnson, VT
2010 Sealaska Juried Art Show, Juneau, AK (Catalog): First Place 2008 “California Bear Project,” Arts & Events Office, Santa Clarita CA 2006 Sealaska Juried Art Show, Juneau, AK (Catalog): Third Place

EDUCATIVE ACTIVITIES

2016 Contemporary Native American Beading, McGroarty Art Center, Tunjunga, CA
2007 Designed the curriculum and taught a summer art course for Mount San Antonio College,

San Dimas, CA
2007 Taught traditional Native American beading class at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles, CA 1995 Taught special education art class at Infinite Potential, Pasadena, CA
1994 Designed the curriculum and taught an art course for junior high school in Los Banos, CA 1994 Visiting artist in Arroyo Visa Elementary School, Pasadena, CA
1993 Served as a teacher’s aid at Pilchuck Glass School in Pilchuck, WA

COLLECTIONS

Kent Twitchell, Los Angeles, CA
Sealaska Corporation, Juneau, AK
Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall, Valencia, CA University of Washington Medical Center
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
Judy & Stuart Spence, Pasadena, CA
John Baldessari, Venice, CA
Gary Mezzatesta, Los Angeles, CA
Kristin & Greg Escalante, Long Beach, CA
Lynn & Arnie Sperling, Pacific Palisades, CA Gordon Woodside, Seattle, WA
Carol Szymanski, New York, NY
Marvin Stein & Associates, Seattle, WA
Third Street Films, New York, NY