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