Drawing influence from Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and Vitruvius’ treaties, Cori Teague’s figurative works glorify the human body as a masterpiece created by the divine. The organic curves of Teague’s jewel-toned nudes are juxtaposed with sharp triangular forms that she envisions as a visual representation of hidden emotional shields inextricably tied to the human experience. Born in Orange County, California, Teague studied at FIDM Los Angeles before moving to Texas to complete her BFA at Baylor University. Starting at a young age, Teague explored her fascination with the body through fashion croquis, using the human form as a canvas for clothing before shifting her focus to the complex layers of identity in the figure underneath. Teague’s colorful nudes express the powerful nature of female sexuality and the beauty in unveiling our physical, mental, and emotional selves to the world.