Cory Swenson received his Associates of Arts degree before continuing his academic pursuits at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Working as a resident assistant and student, he received his BFA in 2015. In addition, Cory was featured in a group show in Wonderland SF Gallery. In 2016, Cory started his own private classroom for children in Sacramento, he continued his education, and was accepted into the AAU Spring Show. He received his MFA in 2017 and won 1st place for his art in the AAU Spring show. He currently works from his private studio while teaching and painting full-time.
My Work is an interpretation of personal feelings about the women in my life and the perception of their identities. The goal of the portraits is to create a connection with the viewing audience that considers the strengths and vulnerabilities of women in the modern world. The portraits are painted on wood panels and are framed to help deliver the unyielding nature of the subject matter. The application process is a constant balance between the classical concepts of portrait painting and a contemporary approach to empty abstracted space to create a sense of dread or foreboding. These elements work in tandem to create a vast scope of possible feelings and atmospheres in which the work resides.