Petra Cortright’s core practice is the creation and distribution of digital files, whether they be videos, GIFs, or JPEGs, using consumer or corporate software and platforms. She has become renowned for making self-portrait videos that use her computer’s webcam and default effects tools, which she then uploads to YouTube. Cortright’s paintings on aluminum, linen, paper, or acrylic are created in Photoshop using painting software and appropriated images, icons, and marks. The digital files are endlessly modifiable, but at a “decisive moment” they are translated into two-dimensional objects. They become finite, yet their range of motifs and marks, and their disorienting perspectives and dimensions suggest dynamic change. Petra Cortright lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She studied Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY (2008) and the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2004). Selected exhibitions include: “Electronic Superhighway,” Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2016); The Metabolic Age, MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; “On YouTube. Kunst und Playlists aus 10 Jahren,“ Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland; “Im Inneren der Stadt,” Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany; 1301PE, Los Angeles; City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (both solo, 2017); Carl Kostyál, London, UK (solo, 2016); Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (solo 2016); Depart Foundation, Los Angeles; Foxy Production, New York, NY (both solo, 2015); Société, Berlin, Germany (solo, 2014 and 2016); Frieze Film, Frieze London, UK; 12th Bienniale de Lyon, France (both 2013); and Preteen Gallery, Mexico DF (solo, 2011).

 

Please inquire for available works: info@nullevergoldprojects.com

 

Artist’s Website

 

Ever Gold [Projects] Exhibitions:

Zero-Day Darling, May –  July 2016

-ALAC, Los Angeles, January 2017 (With Petra Collins)

 

Upcoming / January – March 2018

 

Petra Cortright
JDHaypowreport_UN_teter@null_testosterone_prices.docx, 2016
Digital painting on anodized aluminum
72h x 47w in

 

Petra Cortright
Needacup&_nEncor@dxr24bizarre–>fisterz, 2016
Digital painting on Belgian linen. 47.5 x 78.63 in

 

 

Petra Cortright DSBfat-fuckersAZPadded”mikrofon-mikrokontrollerz”.pcXM , 2016. Digital painting on raw Belgian linen, 47 x 92 in. unique

Petra Cortright
DSBfat-fuckersAZPadded”mikrofon-mikrokontrollerz”.pcXM , 2016
Digital painting on raw Belgium linen. 47 x 92 in.

 

 

Petra Cortright Kollapsed_backup[assidom]astalavista_astala-vista.bbb, 2016 Digital painting on raw Belgian linen 30.5 x 60 inches. unique

Petra Cortright
Kollapsed_backup[assidom]astalavista_astala-vista.bbb, 2016
Digital painting on raw Belgian linen
30.5 x 60 inches.

 

Petra Cortright, deicideCHEMICAL_records.tbl, 2015. Digital painting on raw Belgian linen, 47 x 92.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ever Gold [Projects].

Petra Cortright, deicideCHEMICAL_records.tbl, 2015. Digital painting on raw Belgian linen, 47 x 92.5 inches.

 

 

1872HRPR’SWKLLPHNTRPBLCNS_failsafes.SAB 2016 Digital painting on Sunset Hot Press Rag paper 60 x 40 in unique

1872HRPR’SWKLLPHNTRPBLCNS_failsafes.SAB
2016
Digital painting on Sunset Hot Press Rag paper
60 x 40 in