Cory lives and works in the St. Louis area. He received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in 2011.
Currently, Cory is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southwestern Illinois College. He has taught painting, printmaking, drawing and Art History at many of the St. Louis area colleges and universities. He has exhibited his work throughout southern Illinois, St. Louis, Chicago, and New York City. Cory has works in private and public collections nationally and internationally.
In Foundation Jump, Cory has been thinking about his immediate family and their development. The painted forms are symbolic in their placement, color, and usage. They represent many things that come to mind while painting including his family and the historical context of the forms. Cory is interested in the challenge of incorporating these forms into a visual language and building a strong composition. Certain features get manipulated or exaggerated using a variety of preliminary drawings both digital and traditional. This process continues until Cory feels the composition has developed its own characteristics, reminding him that the finished product does not have to look like the initial intention.