CV Corey Mason


born 1979 in San Antonio, USA, lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Corey Mason is an emerging artist from Raleigh, North Carolina, whose expressive linework has been likened to that of Twombly, Matisse, and Picasso. His paintings have recently attracted the notice of important curators in New York, London, and Berlin.
Mason’s confident linework and his halo-like layers of intentional smudges and fingerprints present an insistent tactility and immediacy that recalls the Paleolithic cave paintings of France and Spain. Mason’s motifs, which include pottery, animals, flowers, fruit, and athletes, are both local and global. They suggest the intimacy and comfort of domestic spaces while simultaneously pointing to larger histories of transatlantic trade, migration, and cross-cultural influence.

(S) soloshow, (T) two-person show, (G) groupshow, (C) catalogue

Rising into the sun, Achenbach Hagemeier Berlin, Germany (S)
Señor, señor, do you know where we’re headin’?, Achenbach Hagemeier Berlin, Germany (G)

Penumbra, Olsen Gruin, New York, USA (G)
Marfa Invitational, Achenbach Hagemeier, Marfa Texas, USA (S)
Hero, A+B Gallery, Brescia, Italy (S)
Glass House 70th Anniversary Benefit Auction, New Canaan, USA (G)
The Journal Gallery, New York, USA (S)

Delft Blue, County Gallery, Palm Beach, USA (S)
Saint-Lees, Achenbach Hagemeier, Duesseldorf, Germany (S)
The Journal Gallery, New York, USA (S)
White Columns Benefit Auction, New York, USA (G)

Open Book, Holder Gallery, Raleigh, USA (S)

Nash Hall, Fruits, Raleigh, USA (S)
Gallery A, Bust, Raleigh, USA (S)