Scene at the Selden exhibiting artist 2012
Upcoming: Offsite Gallery, MacArthur Center exhibiting artist January 2021
Undergraduate and Master’s Degree, Norfolk State University
Art Institute of Atlanta
Graduate of Portsmouth School of Cosmetology (1997)
FAA-certified Aviation Maintenance Technician (2000)
Willie Cordy was a prominent artist in graphic design in the 1990’s, designing for Bobby Brown, Public Enemy, Rapp Style International, TLC, Nice & Smooth, the 1996 Olympics, Major League Baseball and various others. He received the 2017 Best Educator of the Year Award from “Black Men Rock Image Awards” and the “Educator of the Year” award across the seven cities of Hampton Roads from the 2014 Excellence Awards, by Blessed/Lifestyle Magazine. Cordy recieved the “Best Illustrator” Award and was honored at the 3rd Annual Black Men Rock Image Awards in 2016. Cordy also received the “Best Illustrator” Award and was honored at the 3rd Annual NAACP Black Men Rock Image Awards in 2015.
Cordy’s new creative works in fine arts were influenced by the times we live in and reminiscent of resistance art and socio political issues. Cordy launched his comic book company “City Earth” in the fall of 2014. His creative process places his stories intertwined with socio political issues. He is the creator, writer and illustrator of it’s pilot series.
“My art represents and reflects life, and I will continue to seek out new ways to bring people closer to experience art.”- WC