Meet artist and LA HOPE DEALER Corie Mattie! The impetus for our interview is the stunning “Own Your Happy” t-shirt collaboration between Corie + Jeremy Novy and streetwear label The KOSHER Brand.

With an eye for the intersection of art and activism, Corie uses a balance of wordplay and imagery to deliver a message that hits you in the gut. Corie was thrust into the spotlight in 2020 as “LA Hope Dealer,” after becoming known for her striking yellow murals encouraging the community to stay home and stay positive during the early days of the pandemic. As social justice issues boil to the surface across the city and country, Corie uses her work to propel the conversation forward. A trailblazer in the LGBTQIA+ community, she relies on her unwavering courage as an artist, in addition to pushing the boundaries of what women can say or do. Featured in The NY Times, The Guardian, LA Times, and more, Corie’s burgeoning career as a muralist and artist continues to flourish. In addition to critical acclaim, the LA community is celebrating her work, and in 2021 she was named “District 26 Woman of the Year.”

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Find Corie:
Social: @coriemattie
Philanthropy “The Keep it Kosher Project”

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