Petra Collins, Anna and Kathleen, 2017. Archival digital photograph, 65 x 43 inches. Edition of 2.
Petra Collins (23) is an artist and curator living in NYC. Shooting since the age of 15, her images are fueled by self-discovery and contemporary femininity which explore the complex intersection of life as a young woman online and off. Collins’s images offer an unflinching honesty, exploring the privacies and publicities of growing up as a woman at a moment when female bodies are ubiquitously hyper-mediated by Photoshop and social media. Collins has also curated a handful of shows: Gynolandscape and PussyPat, New York City, NY; Strange Magic, Los Angeles, CA; Literally Bye, Art Basel, Miami, FL; and Comforter, SFAQ [Project] Space, San Francisco, CA. She has also given lectures at educational and art institutions such as York University and The Art Gallery of Ontario. Her work has been featured in publications including I.D., Dazed & Confused, NY Magazine, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue ME China, Elle, Glamour, Jalouse, Vanity Fair, Purple, Interview, and Vice. In 2015 she released a short film series called Making Space about teen dancers, and curated a book called Babe published by Random House. Petra Collins: Coming of Age, the artist's first monograph, was published by Phaidon in October 2017.
Petra Collins Untitled #5 (24 Hour Psycho) Digital C-print 65 x 43 inches Edition of 2.
Petra Collins Untitled #19 (24 Hour Psycho) Digital C-print 65 x 43 inches Edition of 2
Petra Collins Untitled #4 (24 Hour Psycho) Digital C-print 65 x 43 inches Edition of 2
Petra Collins Anna and Kathleen (rainbow), 2016 Archival digital photograph 65 x 43 inches Edition of 2
Petra Collins Bundle, 2016 Archival digital photograph 65 x 43 inches Edition of 2
Petra Collins Selfie (Aly), 2014 Digital archival photograph 30 x 45 inches
Petra Collins Jacqueline (Macbook), 2014 Archival digital photograph 30 x 45 inches
Petra Collins Feeling it, 2014 Neon 35 x 35 inches Edition of 2
Petra Collins Giddy up…Giddy up, 2014 Neon 40 inches wide Edition of 2
Petra Collins Wish You Weren’t here, 2014 Neon 40 inches wide Edition of 2
Art Los Angeles Contemporary (two person booth with Petra Cortright) — Ever Gold [Projects] A Magazine, curated by Alessandro Michele (Gucci designer) — PMQ, Hong Kong Pacifier, featured solo exhibition of CONTACT Photography Festival — CONTACT Gallery, Toronto
2015 Comforter, curated by Petra Collins — SFAQ [Project] Space, San Francisco fuckboifuneral, curated by Petra Collins and Madelyne Beckles — The Standard Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach
Pussy Pat, curated by Petra Collins, Mud Guts, Brooklyn, NY
Discharge (solo exhibition), Capricious 88, New York, NY
It’s an Invasion, The National Arts Club, New York, NY
Literally Bye, curated by Petra Collins, The Standard Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach
Gynolandscape, curated by Petra Collins, FOUR81, New York, NY
No Class, Ansomnia Creative House, Art Basel Miami Beach