Petra Collins (b. 1992, Toronto, Canada) is an artist and curator living in New York. 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, NY); Strange Magic (Los Angeles); Literally Bye at Art Basel Miami Beach; and Comforter at SFAQ [Project] Space (San Francisco). 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.

 

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Exhibitions with Ever Gold [Projects]:

Mario Ayala, Petra Collins, Petra Cortright, Oscar Murillo, Kour Pour, Sterling Ruby, Tom Sachs, Kazuo Shiraga, and Takis
Grinding
September 9 – October 21, 2017

Petra Cortright and Petra Collins
ALAC, Los Angeles
January 25 – 29, 2017

Petra Collins
24 Hour Psycho
April 2 – 30, 2016

 

 

Selected Press:

Dazed: Petra Collins on beauty and colonising Mars
Forbes: Picture Perfect: How 30 Under 30 Petra Collins Became An Entrepreneur Of The Arts
Refinery29: Petra Collins On Coming Of Age & The Female Gaze
Vanity Fair: How “It Girl” Petra Collins Went from Ballet to Behind the Camera
The New Yorker: The Female Gaze of Petra Collins
Artforum: Petra Collins
Artsy30 Emerging Artists To Watch This Spring
 

 

Petra Collins Untitled #5 (24 Hour Psycho) Digital C-print. 65 x 43 inches. Edition of 2.

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 #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
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

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Petra Collins

Born 1992, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in New York, NY

 

Selected Exhibitions:

2017

Art Los Angeles Contemporary (two person booth with Petra Cortright) with Ever Gold [Projects]
A Magazine, curated by Alessandro Michele (Gucci designer) at PMQ, Hong Kong
Pacifier, featured solo exhibition of CONTACT Photography Festival at CONTACT Gallery, Toronto

2016

Cause the Grass Don’t Grow and The Sky Ain’t Blue at Praz-Delavallade, Paris
The Female Gaze at BASE Milano, Milan
The Collective at Uncontaminated Art Festival, Oslo
24 Hour Psycho at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco
Sans Titre Vol.2: Curiosités at Sans Titre, Paris

2015
Comforter, curated by Petra Collins at SFAQ [Project] Space, San Francisco
fuckboifuneral, curated by Petra Collins and Madelyne Beckles at The Standard Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach

2014

Pussy Pat, curated by Petra Collins at Mud Guts, Brooklyn, NY
Discharge (solo exhibition) at Capricious 88, New York, NY
It’s an Invasion at The National Arts Club, New York, NY
Literally Bye, curated by Petra Collins at The Standard Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach

2013

Gynolandscape, curated by Petra Collins at FOUR81, New York, NY
No Class, with Ansomnia Creative House at Art Basel Miami Beach