Corey Sandelius was born in Seattle, Washington and attended the University of Washington for two years before moving to Los Angeles to attend Art Center College of Design where he graduated in 2000 with a BFA.

Upon completing school, he became a freelance illustrator and contributing artist to Spin and Detour Magazine, additionally; his work was featured in Communication Arts Magazine in the "Fresh" segment with a two page spread and interview highlighting up and coming artists/designers.

In his oversized acrylic paintings, he paints the people he observes with emphasis on the relationships between people based in a surreal world. While technology constantly changes, the basic relationships between people do not. From this theory, the language of his paintings emerges along with his loquacious, prose like titles.

Sandelius has received numerous awards and honors including; an honorable mention in 1999 from the New York Society of Illustrators and in 1999 and 2001 he won the Gold Medal in the Uncommissioned Category of the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. Corey Sandelius exhibits in Los Angeles and New York. His work can be found in the private collections of Billy Shire, NRG Recording Studios and members of the bands Linkin Park and Deftones.