Corey Sokolnicki
Corey Sokolnicki

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.

Exhibition History

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

 

 

Key Skills

Painting
Drawing
Self-Advocacy

Mediums

Acrylic & Watercolor
Graphite & Colored Pencil
Pastels