In addition to painting, LA based artist Cori Redstone is a published author on the aesthetics of social movements. Her artworks are informed by 10+ years working in human rights advocacy, public policy and organizing. She is interested in sociological approaches to systems theory. Cori makes work about pathological optimism and redemption through rebellion. She continues to create art for social movements and organizes mass protests. She was classically trained as a painter at the University of Utah where she received her BFA in painting and drawing and went on to receive an MFA in art from CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) in Valencia. Redstone received a Blue Mountain artist residency in 2012. In 2016 she was published in a college sociology textbook writing about the necessity of aesthetics and incorporating the arts in social movements. She works in a variety of mediums including painting, video, photography, digital projection and augmented reality. Her work has been exhibited across the United States including the Aspen Art Museum and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.