Chicago Art Experience is a conduit to share my collection of art world experiences in an entertaining, engaging and informative way. This blog is an intimate collection of articles and books that I read, my thoughts on interesting subjects, events that I’ve attended and interviews with artists, collectors and art insiders that shape my experience and art world perspective. I am not a taste maker and I am not an expert, but I invite you to become an informed art connoisseur with me. Lets engage the Chicago art world together.
I have an intense passion for art and have been enthusiastically pursued learning and experiencing art for many years now. My passion for art has led me to be very active in the Chicago art scene. I currently serve on several boards and committees at the Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art and am also a member of the Chicago Artist Coalition’s Collectors Circle . I am religiously expanding my knowledge of art by attending lectures, events and openings, reading and meeting artists, collectors and art insiders.
I am a proud alum of Saint Xavier University where I attended on a full basketball scholarship and graduated with a degree in Marketing. After several years in the Sponsorship and Entertainment Marketing industry, I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship. I continue to enjoy a successful 10 + year career in financial services working with individuals and businesses to help them achieve their most important financial goals and protect their most important assets.
In the community, I strive to advance business, cultural and educational initiatives through my non-profit organization and the committees that I serve on for the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art and National Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Association. I am also an active alumni at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2012, I started both Chicago Art Experience and my finance blog, Aspiration and Finance.
Cory F. Cooper / firstname.lastname@example.org