Meet Corie Mattie
East Coast Raised, West Coast Based
Corie Mattie is a multi-disciplinary street artist who specializes in mural pieces that can be seen throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Her work blends elements of pop art, activism & social-commentary with an intimate flair that often provokes strong reactions across social media.
Hailing from South Jersey, Corie [what your main “thing” was in NJ] before taking a leap of faith and moving to L.A. to dedicate her life to art. It was here that she curated her distinctive style that pulls from legendary artists such as Barbara Krueger and Shepard Fairey—bold, loud, and impossible to ignore.
Moving The Needle One Wall At A Time
Mattie’s method of contrasting colors and bold outlines punch through the chaotic environment of the L.A. labyrinth. Cultural figures are often used as magnets to pull the public in and get gut-punched with audacious wordplay on even the most taboo of topics. From student loans to abortion, Corie is fearless to ignite discussion on issues that plauge our society.
At the height of the 2020 pandemic, Corie’s artwork began to take center stage and when she laid the foundation for her organization LA Hope Dealer. This evolution garnered spotlight from major publications such as The New York Times , The Guardian and The LA Times. [What motivated these publications to write about Corie]. In 2021, she was also named District 26 Woman of the Year Award for the impact her art had on society at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blazing A New Trail of Hope
These accolades have since catapulted Mattie to pursue more ambitious endeavors through the LA Hope Dealer Movement. She has creates murals and activates brand partnerships for the likes of Wagmore, Mercedes Benz, and the National Wildlife Federation to name a few. Corie has also utilized these opportunities to break new ground for the LBGTQIA+ community.
Currently, Mattie continues to build her LA Hope Dealer brand and expand on her catalog which includes wall ownership for mural pieces, advancing the rights of women, the LBGTQIA+ community, and integrating QR and AI technologies in her art.