I  combine color and wonderment as a consistent thread throughout my work.  Using a wide-ranging influence of styles in art, photography, and fashion combined with old and new pop culture influences, which inform my distinct point of view.  The sets and locations are constructed installations that create a platform for performance art acted solely by me and my subjects.  I use these offbeat characters that I come across in my daily life as artistic inspiration.  Much of my motivation is also drawn from my daughter, who serves as a constant muse and model in my work.  My portraits show my deep interest in the unique human expression.  Through the use of my lens, I create strange beauty and satire, eliciting emotional and social responses in the viewers.  By maintaining hints of reality within the frame, the work suggests a represented truth dressed in fantasy.


EDUCATION:

2001 Major in Photography - Santa Monica College, California 

EXHIBITIONS: 

2016 

“Corey Grayhorse: Artificial Memories”, dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2015 

“Old & New”, dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

“Untitled”, Venice Art Crawl, Venice, CA 

2014 

“The Faces of America”, dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

“Untitled”, White Electric, Rhode Island 

2013 

“Claude Cahun and After”, dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

“Locally Made: Surreal Souvenir”, RISD Museum of Art, Rhode Island 

“NetWorks”, The Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island 

"New Mythologies II", The Candita Clayton Gallery, Rhode Island 

"Artificial Memories", Craftland Gallery, Rhode Island 

2012

 "Untitled", Stories Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2011 

"New Mythologies", Candita Clayton Gallery, Rhode Island 

2010 

"Dream Works", AS220, Rhode Island 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

2014 

Alissa Darsa Exhibit Review “Must See Art Guide: Los Angeles”, ArtNet News 

2013 

Greg Cooke Exhibit Review “The Land of Make Believe”,  The Phoenix April Issue, Directory of Photography “Mercury Dime”, Death Vessel, SubPop Records 

2012

 Interview/Photo spread, “Carnvial Kids” series; PHOTO+ Magazine, Korea, August IssueDocumentary feature on PBS. “NetWorks 2011-2012 Artist Documentaries”; NetWorks 

2011

 Bill Van Siclen Exhibit Review, “New Mythologies”; The Providence Journal, May IssueArtist review, “Top 100 things of 2010”;The Phoenix, January Issue 

2010

 Greg Cooke Exhibit Review, “The Surreal World”

Corey Grayhorse currently works as both a visual artist and as a Gallery Manager. Her photographs have been exhibited in various locations throughout the country, and have been featured in several publications, including“Photo+Magazine” and a PBS Mini Series Documentary “Networks”.

Upcoming Exhibition:

"Upon Inspection", dnj Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 5, 2016 - Feb 4, 2017

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