The level of excitement with which Corey Sokolnicki approaches a new artistic challenge is enviable. His frenetic illustrations capture his energy, and it is no surprise that he enjoys drawing things that move. Cars, planes, and army tanks fill his many sketchbooks along with his imaginative “critters”. Corey aptly compares his style to Wassily Kandinsky who shares his affinity for bold lines and colorful geometric shapes. Corey enjoys both illustration and painting, and many of his works are accompanied by an imaginative story. His love of art extends to his time outside of the studio. He is a huge supporter of the arts and attends many shows and festivals with his mother, Sue. Corey currently shares a home in central Ohio with his wife but has lived in several different states while growing up. Corey finds the creation of art to be extremely fun, and all of his works emit his positive energy.

Key Skills

• Figurative Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor
• Drawing: Graphite, Pastel
• Self-Advocacy

Exhibitions

2018
Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark
Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Horizons – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2017
Efflorescence – Franklin Park Conservatory Cardinal Health Gallery
German Village Meeting Haus – Columbus, OH
Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2016
Alladin’s Exhibition – Alladin’s Eatery
America – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Complementary – Carnegie Gallery
Frame of Mind – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Wild Artists Homecoming – Wild Goose Creative
2015
Are You Afraid of the Art?– Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Don’t Be Square – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Rock, Paper, Scissors – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
The Plot Thickens – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2014
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Big and Small Wonders – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Flora & Fauna – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Red Hot – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2013
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Home – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Small Wonders – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2012
Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Art From the Other Side – Carnegie Gallery
Columbus Arts Festival – Emerging Artist – Columbus, OH
Figurative Language – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery (3-person exhibition)
Pieces of Me – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
Outside/In – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
2011
Open Door Takes Flight – Wild Goose Creative
Summer Sparkles – McConnell Arts Center