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Jeremy Corbell

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Jeremy Corbell
MovementContemporary artist
SpouseKatrina Bea

Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell is an American contemporary artist, filmmaker and ufologist based in Los Angeles, California. Initially gaining prominence as a visual artist, by the late 2010s Corbell became a well known figure in the UFO community, producing documentary films and podcasts on the subject.

Early life[edit]

After graduating from the Harvard-Westlake High School in 1995[citation needed], Corbell entered the University of California, Santa Cruz and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.[1]

Martial arts career[edit]

Corbell is a black belt in traditional ju jitsu, and is the creator of "quantum ju jitsu."[2] In 2001, he self-published his first book, Radiant Source - Cultivating Warrior Consciousness, about his philosophy of martial arts.[3][non-primary source needed]

Corbell taught ju jitsu and yoga at the University of California Santa Cruz,[4] and has appeared in Black Belt Magazine.[5]

Corbell developed a martial arts and yoga curriculum to provide training for at-risk youth. This includes a juvenile hall yoga program[2] Following discharge from juvenile hall, students continue instruction during and after their probation period.[4]

Although there is no record of Corbell ever competing as a martial artist, Corbell has consulted on the films I Am Number Four and Bunraku, and the video game UFC Undisputed 2010.[6] One of his ju jitsu demonstrations has received over 6 million views on YouTube.[7][non-primary source needed]

Art career[edit]

While traveling in Nepal and India in 2004 Corbell contracted Valley fever. He lost more than 35 pounds (16 kg), experienced daily fevers, hallucinations, and distorted vision. He made it home to be treated by doctors at UCLA. Unable to practice martial arts for over a year due to medical complications, he began creating art.[8]

In 2004, Corbell began secretly harvesting local building demolitions for early-century windows and doors in the Los Angeles area. He began recycling them into art installations. Over the years Corbell has exhibited his work in private settings and galleries.[9][10]

Notable art exhibitions[edit]

Some of the exhibitions by Corbell include:

  • Death to Life: Corbell disassembled computers and embedded them into vintage doors and windows harvested from local Los Angeles demolitions. The pieces were distributed throughout the Los Angeles area and showed rotating imagery and sounds from his travels in Nepal and India.[11][12]
  • Factory Girl Exhibition: In coordination with a pre-premiere of the Factory Girl (2006 film), Corbell exhibited an original body of work as part of a comparative exhibition with a series of privately owned Andy Warhol paintings.[13]
  • ICON: Life Love & Style of Sharon Tate: In honor of the 40th anniversary of Sharon Tate's passing, with the blessing of the Tate family[14] he created a 350-piece historic art exhibition celebrating Sharon Tate's style and life. The art and fashion based exhibition showcases images of her wardrobe by designers such as Christian Dior, Thea Porter, Ossie Clark and Yves Saint Laurent.[15]
  • Strange Love: An artistic collaboration between Corbell and Katrina Bea held in historic downtown Los Angeles. The body of work included assemblage works, paintings, photography, film and fashion.[16]
  • Bunraku Art Experience: Chateau Marmont: Held at the Chateau Marmont (Penthouse 64) in Hollywood California, Corbell hosted a one night only art installation for the cast of the Bunraku (film) by director Guy Moshe. In lieu of a premiere, Corbell's art exhibition revealed images and art pieces of Demi Moore, Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman and Kevin McKidd.[17]

Filmmaking and UFOlogy[edit]

Corbell has been described as a "ufologist celebrity"[1] and a "UFO enthusiast".[18]

Corbell has made a number of documentary films relating to the subject. His films include Hunt for the Skinwalker, based on a book by George Knapp and Colm Kelleher, and distributed by The Orchard, focusing on Skinwalker Ranch, a location associated with paranormal and UFO-related claims.[19]

Corbell has released several UFO-related videos and still images. These have included leaked footage from U.S. Navy aircraft associated with the USS Omaha[18] and video of triangular objects in the sky, filmed by U.S. Navy personnel.[20] The triangular objects are suggested to represent artifacts of a triangular lens aperture.[21]

In 2018 Corbell directed the documentary Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers. The documentary, which premiered on Netflix in 2019, provides a sympathetic account of Bob Lazar, who claims to have worked on UFOs near Area 51 in the 1980s. The documentary brought Lazar back into public attention, and inspired the Storm Area 51 meme.[1]

Corbell co-hosts the UFO-focused "Weaponized" podcast alongside fellow UFOlogist and journalist George Knapp.[22] Corbell has also appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast to discuss UFOs.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Rodrick, Stephen (2020-08-20). "Loving the Alien". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2024-01-29.
  2. ^ a b "Martial Arts Biography - Jeremy Corbell". Usadojo.com. Archived from the original on 2011-01-14. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ Corbell, Jeremy (13 July 2007). Radiant Source: Cultivating Warrior Consciousness (9781434802217): Jeremy Corbell: Books. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1434802217.
  4. ^ a b "Santa Cruz County Office of Education: Student & Personnel Services Division - Alternative Education Programs". Santacruz.k12.ca.us. Archived from the original on 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  5. ^ WARRIOR YOGA. Black Belt Magazine. October 2004. Retrieved 2011-12-14.
  6. ^ Roman, Caroline M. "New Josh Hartnett / Demi Moore film 'BUNRAKU' tries an artistic approach to publicity at Chateau Marmont". The Daily Truffle. Archived from the original on 2015-09-12. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  7. ^ "Quantum Jujitsu demo with Sensei Jeremy Corbell". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  8. ^ "Flavia Colgan: ICON: The life and Love of an Accidental Artist". Huffingtonpost.com. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  9. ^ "Stripping Away the Las Vegas Strip". Bunker Hill Magazine. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  10. ^ "Press". Jeremycorbell.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  11. ^ "Death To Life". Jeremycorbell.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  12. ^ "Coast to Coast AM". CoasttoCoastam.com. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  13. ^ "Factory Girl Screening and Party | Splash Magazines | Los Angeles". Lasplash.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  14. ^ "Corbell". Thpfashion.wordpress.com. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  15. ^ "Restoring Sharon Tate". Los Angeles Times. 2009-08-09. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  16. ^ "Strange Love". Bunker Hill Magazine. 6 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  17. ^ "Check Out Some Images From the 'Bunraku' Art Experience". iamROGUE.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2011-11-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  18. ^ a b Barnes, Dustin. "UFO filmmaker releases 46-second video allegedly showing swarm of objects hovering near Navy ship". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2024-04-12.
  19. ^ "The Orchard Picks Up 2 UFO Docs (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  20. ^ Jankowicz, Mia. "The Pentagon confirmed that a video showing a triangular UFO is real and taken by the US Navy". Business Insider. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  21. ^ "Those Amazing Navy UFO Videos May Have Down-to-Earth Explanations, Skeptics Contend". Aviation Pros. 2021-06-01. Retrieved 2024-02-26.
  22. ^ Menon, Vinay (2023-05-23). "New research, and startling footage, shows why it's time for academics to let UFOs buzz the Ivory Tower". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2024-02-26.

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