Corey Corcoran’s work explores issues of interdependence: figure with ground, individual with culture, body with biology, and pictorial illusion with materials. Through paintings, mixed media, and site-specific installation, Corcoran creates dense visual ecosystems. In the creation of a piece, he gravitates toward reaching a certain balance. Color, texture, and pattern act as the primordial soup from which the notion of progress and finality may arise. The images are built from a myriad of sources, materials, and textures.
Corey Corcoran is a Boston-based painter whose work has been exhibited nationally at such venues as OCCCA in Santa Ana, CA and K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, TX. Corcoran received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007 and is a recipient of the prestigious Stephen D. Paine Scholarship Award from the Boston Art Dealers Association as well as the New Art ‘08 award from the Kingston Gallery. His work was featured in the experimental publication Apenest Volume II as well as breach dynamics, a book produced by the international creative consortium ROJO®.