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Corie Mattie/LA Hope Dealer
01:57
Artemizia Foundation

Corie Mattie/LA Hope Dealer

With an eye for the intersection of art and activism, Corie uses a balance of wordplay and imagery to deliver a message that hits you in the gut. Corie was thrust into the spotlight in 2020 as “LA Hope Dealer,” after becoming known for her striking yellow murals encouraging the community to stay home and stay positive during the early days of the pandemic. With social justice issues boiling to the surface across the city and country, Corie uses her work to propel the conversation forward. As a trailblazer in the LGBTQIA+ community, she relies on her unwavering courage as an artist, in addition to pushing the boundaries of what women can say or do. Featured in The NY Times, The Guardian, LA Times, and more, Corie’s burgeoning career as a muralist and artist continues to flourish. In addition to critical acclaim, the LA community is celebrating her work, too, as she was named “District 26 Woman of the Year” in 2021. Perhaps her greatest skill is her ability to manifest the cultural moment, creating poignant art that calls for a shift in perspective. Her bold aesthetic mirrors this spirit and demands your attention. “When my murals or pieces touch and inspire people, it reminds me of why I took this leap in the first place.” Before moving to LA to pursue her dreams of becoming an artist, Corie received her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, followed by a masters degree from Georgetown University. Despite a successful start to her career, she felt an integral part of herself still wasn’t being expressed. She abandoned the life she built on the East Coast and hasn’t looked back. This Video was edited by: Samantha Victoria
Cey Adams
04:47
Artemizia Foundation

Cey Adams

Cey Adams, a New York City native, emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He appeared in the historic 1982 PBS documentary Style Wars which tracks subway graffiti in New York. As the Creative Director of hip hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Recordings, he co-founded the Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, where he created visual identities, album covers, logos, and advertising campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5, and Jay-Z. He exhibits, lectures and teaches art workshops at institutions including: MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York University, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Walker Art Center, MoCA Los Angeles, Pratt Institute, Stamford University, Howard University, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, High Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Mount Royal University and The University of Winnipeg in Canada. He co-authored DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop, published by Harper-Collins; and designed Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, published by Rizzoli. Cey’s work explores the relationship between transformation and discovery. His practice involves dismantling various imagery and paper elements to build multiple layers of color, texture, shadow, and light. Cey draws inspiration from 60’s pop art, sign painting, comic books, and popular culture. His work focuses on themes including pop culture, race and gender relations, cultural and community issues. Artist 1: Cey Adams Artist 2: Isaac De La Cruz Gallery: Mural Labyrinth Venue: Artemizia Foundation Location: Bisbee, Az Videography: Samantha Victoria Date: Winter 2022
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