Brandon Cordrey is a mixed media artist living in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned his BFA from East Carolina University in Painting and Drawing. His work is currently represented by Flanders GalleryEmerge Gallery, and Penland Gallery on the Penland School of Crafts campus.

Brandon is the Executive Director for VAE in Downtown Raleigh.

artist statement

My work considers the information churned out during anelection year (and beyond)—its amount and effect. Technology and the internetallow us to access lots of information immediately and continuously, butquantity doesn’t equal quality. And having so much information doesn’t resultin a better-informed electorate. With so much information in our hands, you’dthink we’d know more. We choose TV channels, podcasts, and talk-radio stationsthat reinforce what we already believe rather than encourage us to considerwhat we immediately dismiss. With all of this information—and all the yelling,spinning, cursing, lying— statements go unchecked, opinions become fact, andoffensive language is forgotten with the next day’s headlines.

Current works are meant to visually represent, createcaricatures of, or comment on the United States’ current political climate andthe coverage of the 2016 elections, and the resulting political climate.

solo exhibitions

2016 CONSIDERABLE SHOULDER PADS, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2015 The Lie Box, Roundabout Art Collective, Raleigh, NC

2015 Beautiful Alchemy, BLOCK Gallery, Raleigh NC

2014 PROCESSOR, Gallery A, Raleigh NC

2013 STUDY, Morning Times Gallery, Raleigh NC

2013 Recent Works, Kinston Community Council for the Arts

2013 Foster, Durham Arts Council, Durham NC

2013 Introductions, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

2013 Changing Context, Benelux Cafe, Raleigh NC

2011 (un)suspended, Gallery A, Raleigh NC

2011 My Impractical Darling, Benelux Cafe, Raleigh NC

2011 20 Questions, Benelux Cafe, Raleigh NC

2010 Ovid’s Poem: Redefining Moments, LGBT Center, Raleigh NC

2010 Senior Exhibition, East Carolina University, Greenville NC


2014 RADIOACTIVE, Randolph County Arts Council, Asheboro NC

2014, Collectors, Strickland Gallery, Greenville

2013 Scrapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

2013 Annual Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary NC

2013 Annual Competitive Exhibition, Kinston Community Council for the Arts, Kinston NC

2013 Trasitions, Durham Art Guild, Durham NC

2013,2012, 2011, 2010 100 Under 1000. Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh NC

2011 Drawing 2011, Front Gallery, Chattanooga TN

2011 Fresh, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh NC

2010 Artist Choice, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro NC

2010, 09, 08, 07 Undergraduate Exhibition, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2009 Rebel 52, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC - First Place, Painting

2009 Annual Juried Exhibition, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville NC

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