Cory Arcangel (b. 1978, Buffalo, New York) is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes work in a wide range of media, including music, video, modified video games, performance, and the Internet. Arcangel often uses appropriation as a strategy, drawing on source materials that range from best-selling albums to Photoshop gradients. His work explores the nature of cultural production and consumption in a media- and technology-saturated world.
Arcangel received a BM from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2000. He has received grants from the Jerome Foundation (2000), Harvestworks (2001), and Creative Capital (2006), and was awarded the Jury Prize of the 2005 New York Underground Film Festival. He has had solo exhibitions at Lisson Gallery, London (2015 and 2011), the Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (2015), Rhizome.org, New York (2014), the New Museum, New York (2013), the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2012), the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011), Barbican Art Gallery, London (2011), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2010). His work has been included in group shows at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (2015), the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2015), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2015), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014), Eye, Amsterdam (2014), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth (2013), the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013 and 2007), and the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2013). Arcangel has presented performance pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2014), the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2013), the New Museum, New York (2008) and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007), among other venues.