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Cori Bartz


Cori was born in the early 70's and grew up surrounded by muppets, stuffed toys, Saturday morning cartoons, languished in 80's hair, clothing, and music, remembers the start of MTV, when electronics came with dials, and email and the internet were as far away as a replicator on Star Trek. In and out of college, Cori found a love in art, where she could put the past and present together, a place where remaining in childhood fantasy could flourish, where monsters and bugs and dragons and rabbits that talk (or smoke) could still exist. Her paintings reference the passage of time, imagination, memory and dreams and a love of critters.


     Cori currently works in a library by day, surrounded by children's illustration and fantastical storytelling. But when the lights go out or the weekend hits, she is in the studio sharing space with the fragments of imagination, memory and make-believe that come together in her pieces. Cori currently resides in Neenah, WI. She received a BFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and works out of a studio in her home that she shares with a menagerie of critters, both real and make-believe.