Corey is a first year PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Virginia studying American art. Prior to arriving at UVA he received a B.A. in art history from the University of South Carolina and an M.A. in art history with a specialization in museum studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. At VCU he completed a thesis on the nineteenth-century Pittsburgh artist David Gilmour Blythe, examining his street urchin scenes in the context of nativist political and social movements of the antebellum period. Following completion of the M.A., Corey served as a curatorial associate at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Working primarily with the Mellon Collection of French, American and British Sporting Art, he organized several exhibitions, including George Morland: Poet of English Country Life and Scraps: British Sporting Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection. He also contributed an essay to the catalogue for VMFA's forthcoming exhibition, Catching Sight: The World of the British Sporting Print, for which he served as co-curator. Corey's research interests include animal studies, environmental history, and the art and material culture of the American South.