LA based artist Cori Redstone grew up and spent her early adult life in the mountain west. She learned about environmental pollution first-hand as a child growing up next to one of the biggest open pit copper mines in the world. Cori learned about hard work and dedication while working a farm and ranch as a child.
She learned about inequality first as a female in a deeply religious and patriarchal community and then as a survivor of the foster care system. Her artworks are informed by her human rights advocacy and organizing.
Cori makes work about pathological optimism and redemption through rebellion. She continues to create art for social movements and organizes mass arrests. 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 the arts in social movements. . Her work has been exhibited across the United States including the Aspen Art Museum and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.