Biography

CORY SEWELSON

Born:  Los Angeles, California

California State University, Northridge.   B.A. in Fine Art 1977

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015      Thin Walls – Solo Show  •  LAAA/Gallery 825  •  Los Angeles, CA

2007      Solo Show   • Offices of Group Saint Germain, Ferrieres en Brie, France

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS                 

2017     “Personal Matters”  •  El Camino College  •  curator: Susanna Meiers  •  Torrance, CA

2016    

MAS Attack 13 •  Torrance Art Museum  •  curated: Max Presneill  •  Torrance,   CA

“Reinventing Ourselves from Another Point of View”   •   Art NXT Level/33 Contemporary   •   curators:  Sergio Gomez/Didi Menendez   •   Chicago, IL

“Groundswell”   •   Groundspace Project   •   curator:  Mat Gleason   •   Los Angeles, CA

LA Art Show 2016  •  BG Gallery @ L.A. Convention Center  •  Los Angeles, CA

“Close to Home”  •  Art Share L.A.  •  Los Angeles, CA

2015    

“Neo Mythology”  •  BG Gallery  •  Santa Monica, CA

“All Media 2015”  •  Irvine Fine Arts Center  •  juror:  Max Presneill  •  Irvine, CA

“FAC Selects”  •  Platt/Bornstein Galleries  •  American Jewish University  •    curator:  Georgia Freedman-Harvey  •  Los Angles, CA

“Gimmie Shelter”  •  ArtShare L.A.  •   jurors:  Shana Nys Dambrot, Tara Thomas, David Hollen  •         Los Angeles, CA

“Body of Water” •  El Camino College  •   curator:  Susanna Meiers, Director  •  Torrance, CA

2014      

“Informationary”  •  Gallery 825  •  juried: Herair & Lori Garboushian  •  Los Angeles, CA

“California Dreaming” • Oceanside Museum of Art  •  juried:  Peter Frank, Daniel Foster, Drew Oberjuerge, Alfio Borghese  •  traveling show:  Frosinone, Italy, Riverside, CA, and Oceanside, CA

“Myth & Image” • El Camino College  • curated: Susanna Meiers, Director  •  Torrance, CA

 “Real & Surreal” •  Sandra Lee Gallery  • Juror: DeWitt Cheng  •  San Francisco, CA

“Brand 42 Works on Paper- Celebrate”  • Brand Library  •  juried: Jack Rutberg  *  Glendale, CA

“Architecture Digested” • El Camino College  • curated: Susanna Meiers, Director • Torrance, CA

2013    

Open Show •  Gallery 825  • juror:  Jenny Gheith, assitstant curator SFMOMA  • Los Angeles, CA

“MAS:2” •  Torrance Art Museum • curated: Max Presneill, Director  •  Torrance, CA

Venice Artwalk Show and Auction • Venice, CA

2012    

“Open Show 2012”  •  Gallery 825 •  juror: Rebecca Morse, Associate Curator  •  Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art • Los Angeles, CA

“2-person show “   •   Hale Arts Space  •  Santa Monica, CA

2011     “2011 Group Show”  •  Sylvia White Gallery  •  Ventura, CA

2010    

 “Deconstructed Applications” • LAMAG  • Curator: May Oliver • Los Angeles, CA

“2010  Juried Exhibition” • LAMAG • Jurors: Franklin Simans, Department Head-Curator Modern Art at LACMA & Ali Subotnick, Curator at the Hammer Museum  • Los Angeles, CA

2009     “Open Show 2009”  •  Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, CA • Juror: Aspara DiQuinzio

2008    

“All Media 2008” •  Irvine Center • Juror: Shelby Robert  • Irvine, CA

“LAMAG Show and Auction” • Barnsdall Municipal Gallery • Juror: Mary Oliver • Los Angeles, CA

2007    

“Blooms”  • Bridge Gallery, City Hall  • Curators: Jacqueline Dreager, Mary Oliver  • Los Angeles, CA

“All Media 2007”  • Irvine Center  • Juror: Carl Berg  • Irvine, CA

2006     “Open National Exhibition”   •  Long Beach Arts   •  Juror: Walter Askin   •  Long Beach, CA

2005      “Open National Exhibition”   •  Long Beach Arts   •  Juror: Scott Canty   •  Long Beach, CA

2004    

 “All Media  2004” • Irvine Art Center  •  Juror:  Noel Korten  •  Irvine, CA 

“Show & Tel: the Art of Connection”  •   Zimmer Children’s Museum • curated:  Kate Stern  •  Los Angeles, CA

2003     “Pure Instinct” • Gale’s Restaurant • Pasadena, CA

2001      “Surrealism/Grotesque” • Long Beach Arts • Juror: Scott Canty  • Long Beach, California

1998    

 2-Person show  •  Eclectionz Gallery • Pasadena, California 

“Surrealism & Neo Narrative”  • Long Beach Arts • Long Beach, California •  Public Corporation for the Arts • Long Beach, California

1997     Open Juried Exhibition • Laguna Museum of Art Heritage • Juror: Henry Hopkins • Laguna, CA                 

1992     Los Angeles County Museum of Art • Art Rental and Sales Gallery
1991     “External Fantasies, Internal Realities” • Curator: Mark Johnstone   •  Security Pacific Bank- Gallery at the Plaza • Los Angeles, California

1990     Group Show • Boulevard Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

1989     “Drawing Show” • Koslow Gallery • Los Angeles, California
1988      Los Angeles County Museum of Art • Art Rental and Sales Gallery
1986      Group Show  • Design Center of Los Angeles • Los Angeles, CA
1985

Group Show • Gallery West • Los Angeles, California

2-person show  • Tokio Studio Gallery • Los Angeles, California
1984      

2-person show  • California State University, Northridge
“All California ’84” • Laguna Beach Museum of Art  • Juror: Henry Hopkins  •  Laguna, CA
 

PRESS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

·       “Body of Water,” Betty Ann Brown, Ph.D., Artweek LA, Sept. 24, 2015

·       Lumina Literary Journal, XIV 2015  •  Sarah Lawrence College, art and poetry publication

·       “’Myth and Image’ at El Camino College Art Gallery,” John Seed, HuffingtonPost.com, September 6, 2014

·       “Our Fabled Past-‘Myth and Image’ at El Camino College,” Bondo Wyszpolski,          EasyReaderNews.com, September 4, 2014

·       “Visual smorgasbord at Irvine Fine Arts Center,” Daniella Walsh, Special to the Register,

        Orange County Register online, November 29, 2007

·       “The Surreal Deal,” Rebecca Schoenkopf, Orange County Weekly, Jan. 16-22, 1998

·       “Bearing Witness to Trial by Juror, “ Los Angeles Times, 1997

·       “On Art,” Devorah L. Knaff, The Press Enterprise, August 18, 1991.