Petra Cortright

Petra Cortright

Petra Cortright

Petra Cortright (b. 1986, California) is one of the most interesting young video and multimedia artists working today. Known as a “post-Internet” artist, Cortright makes films, digital paintings, and more using the Internet and digital files as both her source material and part of her artwork’s end result. The core of her practice concerns itself with the utilization, creation, and distribution of digital files using widely available software. Cortright’s aesthetic is equally digital in essence and intensely layered as if made of more tactile media, although her digital paintings are printed on variety of materials including aluminum, linen, rag paper, and acrylic. “Working in a laborious but intuitive multi-faceted process, Cortright mines the Internet for images, patterns, marks, and color palettes to construct a new visual language.”[1] A timely artist for contemporary times when so much consumption occurs digitally, Cortright is a true innovator in image-making.

 

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Solo Exhibitions

2019

LUCKY DUCK LIGHTS OUT. 1301 PE, Los Angeles, CA

2018

PLATINUM BLONDE BLACK KNIGHT. Société, Berlin, Germany
PALE COIL COLD ANGEL. Nahmad Projects, London, UK
CAM WORLS. UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA
lambergani lambirgini lamborghini lambourgini. Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, CA Petra Cortright and Marc Horowitz. BANK Gallery, Shanghai, China (two-person exhibition)

2017

human sheep brain "alice in wonderland" Americana. Foxy Production, New York, NY RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME. City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (cat.)
RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME. Tristian Koenig, Melbourne, Australia quack doctor violet "saltwater fish”. 1301PE, Los Angeles CA

2016

DIE ROSE. Société, Berlin, Germany
ORANGE BLOSSOM PRINCESS FUCKING BUTTERCUP. Carl Kostyal, London, UK

Octopus 16: Antiques Roadshow. Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia Zero-Day Darling. Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, CA  

2015

NIKI, LUCY, LOLA, VIOLA. Depart Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (cat.) Ily. Foxy Production, New York, NY  

2014

PETWELT. Société, Berlin, Germany
Petra Cortright. Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden
ASMR. MAMA, Rotterdam, The Netherland
Family State of Mind. With Ed Fornieles, Gallerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France

2013

✖✗✘ BLank BLANk bLANk •. Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2012

VICKY DEEP IN SPRING VALLEY. Club Midnight, Berlin, Germany
Void Mastery / Blank Control. The Composing Rooms: The Green Room, London, UK Video Syrup. Curated by Maggie Lee, Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY  

2011

Beholder. Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
SO WET. Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Lesbian Kiss Episode. Planet Ummo, Project Space, Mexico City, Mexico

2010

It Takes Strength to be Gentle and Kind. GLORIAMARIA Gallery, Milan, Italy
Avatar 4D. Curated by JstChillin, NOMA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
TITS VAGINA SEX NUDE BOOBS BRITNEY SPEARS PARIS HILTON JORDAN CAPRI HONEY MOON. Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2008

Show #20: Peter Barrickman + Petra Cortright. And/ Or Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

Featured Artworks:

Tropic Fish-invert-painting

Flash animation, 13 1/2 x 16 inches (monitor)

 

[1] 1301PE, “Petra Cortright: quack doctor violet ‘saltwater fish’ Press Release” 1301PE Gallery, https://www.1301pe.com/past-exhibitions-1/2017/1/20/petra-cortright-quack-doctor-violet-saltwater-fish (accessed October 16, 2020).