Kathy Corey is an artist and the founder of B Extraordinaire Gallery. Originally from Key West, a descendant of seafarers, adventure seekers, and rapscallions lured by the ocean, her art is inspired by her heritage and love of the sea. Her artwork reflects nature's glory, the vastness and power of the ocean and all things therein. The ever-changing sky with its grandeur of colors, clouds and space takes her breath away. Island life, sundrenched children, and tropical gardens fill her canvases.
B Extraordinaire (BE) was a “pie in the sky” idea until the pandemic shut down in-person art making and sharing. Voila, a dream became reality and BE is celebrating its one-year anniversary on April 1, 2021. B Extraordinaire is a place for artists to share and sell art. BE’s mission is to be an on-going source of inspiration to everyone who visits its pages. In addition to viewing works from talented artists (who continue to add new works), it provides an Art Shop for artists to sell their art. BE regularly update news about upcoming shows and events in the Journal section with insights from the artists who take us behind the scenes of their work, sharing their tips and stories about their creations.
From a young age, Corey always knew she was an artist. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Washington University in St. Louis and Master of Business from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. She managed to fit some studio art and art history into the curriculum and studied under some really amazing artists such as Cindy Tower at Washington University in St. Louis and Victor Wang at Fontbonne University in St. Louis.
Corey recently curated her first exhibit, “ReConnect with Nature” Art Exhibition at the Missouri Athletic Club (both gallery locations) and online exhibit in February 2021. In addition, she has been selected by Art Saint Louis to show her work at the Honor Awards 2022” exhibit juried by artist William Neukomm in July 2022. Corey’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions in Missouri and Florida.
Art St. Louis, This Moment Exhibition 8/15- 9/15/20, Juror: Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff
Soulard Art Gallery, Art of Darkness Exhibition 10/23-11/22/20, “Award of Merit”
Art St. Louis, Human Touch Exhibition 11/15-12/14/20, Juror: Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff
Art St. Louis XXXVI Exhibition 11/14 - 12/17/20, Juror: Meredith Malone, “Best of Show Award”
St Louis Artist Guild, Ann Maritz Members Exhibition, 11/20- 1/2/21, Juror: Joni Hand selected two paintings
Studios of Key West Art. Wherever You Are. Winter Members' Show from 12/3-12/31, 2020.
Flagler County Art League, Faces and Figures, 2/28-5/30/21, Juror: Anna Miller
Missouri Athletic Club, ReConnect with Nature Art Exhibition, 2/2-3/31/21
Art St. Louis, Dreamlife Exhibition 5/1- 6/30/21, Juror: Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff
Exhibizone, Diversia: Nature 2021 International Group Exhibition, 6/1-6/30/21, Juror: Maryam A. Mardani