Cory Sewelson

Cory Sewelson

Altadena, CA, United States

About Cory Sewelson

Cory Sewelson is a Los Angeles native who currently works and resides in Altadena, California. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Northridge in 1977.
Outside of his art studies and practice, there have been some other strong influences that have affected the conceptual direction of Sewelson’s work. His earlier education in biology along with a “day” job designing theme parks and animal habitats, as well as a life-long love of the outdoors have all contributed to shaping the content and focus of his paintings. Sewelson’s work explores our relationship to nature through the built world of our architecture.
Sewelson has shown extensively here in the U.S as well as in Italy and France. His work is held in both corporate and private collections as well.


BA in Fine Arts from California State University, Northridge 1977


2016 Final MAS Attack • 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
“Thin Walls” Solo Show • Gallery 825 • Los Angeles, 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
“Solo Show” • Group Saint Germain, Ferrieres en Brie, France
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" • C