PETRA CORTRIGHT CV

Born in 1986 in Santa Barbara, CA  

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA  

 

Education

2008 BA Parsons School of Design, New York, NY  

2004 California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA  

 

Solo Exhibitions 

2021  

soft ice soft porn soft war, Carl Kostyál, Milan, Italy  

icy dip fresh petals, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden  

+FREE +FUCKIN +PICS, von ammon co., Washington, D.C.  

seashore plum blossom, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA  

 

2020  

Rouge Vif d'Etampes, Brigade Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 

borderline aurora borealis, TEAM Gallery, New York  

 

2019  

Petra Cortright, Danziger Gallery, New York, NY  

Lucky Ducks Lights Out, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA  

Computer Paintings on Linen, Duarte Sequeira, Barga, Portugal  

 

2018  

Platinum Blonde Black Night, Société, Berlin, Germany  

PALE COIL COLD ANGEL, Nahmad Projects, London, UK  

lambergani lambirgini lamborghini lambourgini, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, CA 

CAM WORLS, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA  

Petra Cortright and Marc Horowitz, Bank, Shanghai, China  

 

2017  

human sheep brain "alice in wonderland" Americana, Foxy Production, New York, NY  

RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME, City Gallery, Wellington, NZ  

RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME, Tristian Koenig, Melbourne, AU  

quack doctor violet "saltwater fish", 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA  

"kinder surprise" sharky baba, COUNTY Gallery, Palm Beach, FL  

 

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  

Ily, Foxy Production, New York, NY  

 

2014  

PETWELT, Société, Berlin, Germany  

Tags for Likes, Commissioned by MOCAtv, MOCA, Los Angeles, LA  

Petra Cortright, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden  

ASMR, MAMA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands  

Family State of Mind w/ Ed Fornieles, Gallerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France  

 

2013 

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

Bridal Shower, commissioned by Frieze Film 2013 and EMPAC, broadcast by Channel 4, London, UK  

 

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, New York  

 

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  

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2020  

STEDELIJK BASE, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Virtual Views, MoMA, New York, NY  

In the Meanwhile..., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA Passing Time, curated by Neville Wakefield, www.passing-time.org Glitch, The American University in Cairo Tahrir Cultural Center, Cairo, Egypt  

Petra Cortright, Elizabeth Ibarra, and Susumu Kamijo, Aliso Editions x The Newsstand Project, Los Angeles, CA  

 

2019  

Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy, Künstlerhaus, Graz, Austria bitforms gallery LA, Bitforms Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  

 

2017  

4th Ural Industrial Biennial Of Contemporary Art, curated by João Ribas, Ekaterinburg, Russia  

The Coverly Set, Sargent's Daughters; New York, NY  

Web 2.0, Organized by Paul Slocum and Thierry Tilquin, Senne, Brussels Belgium  

 

2016  

Shift, Stretch, Expand: Everyday Transformations, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA  

Chatham Square, Foxy Production, New York, NY  

Electronic Superhighway, curated by Omar Kholeif, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK  

 

2015  

Always-On, curated by Steffen Köhn and Matthias Krings, Schule des Sehens, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany  

Anti-Vapor Waves, DINCA VQ '15, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL  

Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as Universalism, curated by Robin Peckham and Wan Wan Lei, M WOODS, Beijing, China  

The Metabolic Age, curated by Chus Martinez, MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina  

Im Inneren der Stadt. Die Einflüsse des Digitalen auf das Öffentliche, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany  

Normal Reality, curated by Jason Judd, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL  

 

2014  

Farm to Table, Curated by Michael Bell-Smith, Foxy Production, New York, NY  

Fùtbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA  

Art Post-Internet, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China  

Material Images, Johannes Vogt, New York, NY  

E Vapor 8. Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK 2013  

Casting a Wide Net, Postmasters, New York, NY  

D, ZweiDrei, Berlin, Germany  

Frieze Film, Curated by Nicola Lees and Victoria Brooks, Frieze London, UK 

Meanwhile...Suddenly and Then, 12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France  

Lonely Girl, curated by Asher Penn, Martos Gallery, New York, NY  

Things That Turn Your Brain to Mush, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, CA  

 

2012  

E-Vapor-8, Curated by Francesca Gavin, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY  

Ex-Girlfriends in the Age of Drones, curated by Una Tittel, Naherholung Strenchen, Berlin, Germany  

 

2011  

Banal Inferno, curated by Benjamin Fallon, CCA: The Center of Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM  

Empty Orchestra, curated by Georgie Park & Samuel Rodgers, Eastside Projects at Birmingham Contemporary Art Forum, Birmingham, UK  

Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, curated by Domenico Quaranta, Settimana dell´Arte, Brescia, Italy  

 

2010  

Multiplex, curated by VVORK, Peer to Space Sun Galleries, Munich, Germany  

Surfing Club, Espace Multimedia Gantner, Bourogne, France  

The Brakhage Center Symposium, Boulder, CO Playlist, Neoncampbase, Bologna, Italy  

 

2009  

No Hay Banda, Reference Gallery, Richmond, VA  

Spun 2: art light noise new video art, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY  

My Biennale Is Better Than Yours, Xth Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France  

SALLYS, Atelier Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany  

New Wave, The Internet Pavilion, The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy  

The New Easy, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany  

Treasure Room (with Loshadka), Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY  

Endless Pot of Gold CD-Rs (with Nasty Nets), Sundance International Film Festival, Park City, UT  

 

2008  

Montage: Unmonumental Online, The New Museum, New York, NY  

Build A Fire, Plexus Contemporary, Louisville, KY  

New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY  

B I T M A P: as good as new, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA  

 

Public Projects and Commissions  

2019  

Webcam still life with flowers: blue, green, and red, commissioned by Art on the Mart, Merchandise Mart, Chicago  

The Grand, commissioned by Frank Gehry Partners, LLP, Downtown Los Angeles, CA  

 

2018  

Beutyfol Girls Xerox Desert Rose, commissioned by SketchedSpace, Doota Plaza, Seoul, South Korea  

 

2016  

Google Pixel Campaign  

 

2014-2019  

Video collaborations with Stella McCartney  

 

Broadcasts

2014 Tags for Likes, commissioned by MOCAtv, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA  

2013 Bridal Shower, commissioned by Frieze Film 2013 and EMPAC, Broadcast by Channel 4, London, UK  

2011 Live from Frieze Art Fair this is LuckyPDFTV, commissioned by Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK  

 

Selected Screenings 

2015 Anti-Vapor Waves, DINCA VQ '15, curated by Andrew Rosinski, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL  

Black Box Festival, SIFF Film Center, Seattle, WA  

 

Awards 

2015 Rhizome: Future-Proof. Joint honoree with Paul Chan & Badlands Unlimited  

 

Artist Publications

2015 Cortright, Petra. Niki Lucy Lola Viola. Los Angeles: The Depart Foundation 

2012 Cortright, Petra. HELL_TREE. New York: Badlands Unlimited Editions, E- book 

2011 Cortright, Petra and Franklin Collao. "RED WEB INTERNET." CAVIAR IZQUIERDA No. 4

2009 Cortright, Petra. "IMG MGMT: gRAdleNtBOW-2-your-masters." Art F City Aug. 2009. Web 

 

Selected Bibliography 

2018  

Sterling, Bruce. "The Ephemera Mine." Rhizome. 1 March 2018. Web 

Langmuir, Molly. "Why Should a Webcam Plus A Woman Equal Sex?" Elle Magazine 10 July 2018. Web and print 

Gray, Julia. "See Petra Cortright's Decade of Digital Art IRL." PAPER Magazine. 23 Feb. 2018. Web 

Pechman, Alexandra. "Petra Cortright Blends Technology With a Brush Stroke." V Magazine. 4 April, 2018. Web and print 

 

2017  

Knight, Christopher. "Petra Cortright's digital paintings, a tangled web of dots and swipes." Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2017 

Lister, Aaron. Petra Cortright: Running Neo-Geo Games Under Mame, Wellington: City Gallery Wellington, 2017 

McKinnon, Julian. "Bring me the weird." artnews NEW ZEALAND, Spring 2017: 82-85 

"Quack Doctor Violet 'Saltwater Fish,' Petra Cortright at 1301PE, Los Angeles." LXAQ, 14 Feb. 2017 

 

2016  

Adams, Susan. "From Ashley Graham To Lauren Conrad: 30 Under 30 In Art and Style" Forbes, 4 Jan. 2016 

Goulder, Iona. "Petra Cortright on the Gentrification of the Internet." Amuse, 4 Apr. 2016 

Jansen, Charlotte. "Petra Cortright Is the Monet of the 21st Century." Artsy, 13 May 2016 

Mindlin, Valerie. "Petra Cortright." Artforum, Oct. 2016 

 

2015  

Cornell, Lauren and Ed Halter, eds. Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge and New York: MIT Press and the New Museum, 2015 

Ding, Chinnie. "Petra Cortright." Artforum, 20 Feb. 2015 

Gallant, Elise. "Petra Cortright 'ily' exhibition at Foxy Production, New York." Purple, 10 Feb. 2015 

Jennifer, Noemie. "Digital Painting Asserts Its Place in Art History." The Creators Project, 30 Sep. 2015 

McGarry, Kevin. "Petra Cortright's Desktop Dolls." New York Times Style Magazine, 9 July 2015 

Michael, Connor. "New Digital Paintings by Petra Cortright." Rhizome, 15 Sep. 2015 

Piejko, Jennifer. "petra cortright's digital exotic fantasyland." i-D Magazine, 10 July 2015 

Riefe, Jordan. The Guardian, 22 July 2015 

leeperhold #2. Antwerp: Sleeperhold Publications, 2015 

Wagley, Catherine. LAweekly, 8 July 2015 

Wyma, Chloe. "Offline: The Inscrutable Cheeriness of Petra Cortright." ARTinfo, 12 Feb. 2015 

Zhong, Fan. "Art 2.0." W Magazine, May 2015 

 

2014  

Hyvonen, Joni. "Digital Remains: Petra Cortright." Kunstkritikk, 2 May 2014 

Takako, Danna. "MOCAtv presents Petra Cortright?s Tags for Likes." Dazed, 7 June. 2014 

 

2013  

Galperina, Marina. "Frieze Art Film?s Petra Cortright Experiment: Fall in Love Here." Animal New York, 21 Oct. 2013 

Maloney, Jennifer. "Auction House Phillips Enters the Digitial Age." Wall Street Journal, Sept. 2013  

Moulon, Dominique. "Lyon Biennial and Then." MediaArtDesign.net, Nov. 2013 

Schildhause, Chloe. "A Demonstration in Artistic Onus." Flaunt Magazine, 25 Oct. 2013 

Sulcas, Roslyn. "Frieze London Makes Way for the Unexpected." The New York Times, 16 Oct. 2013 

Ugelvig, Jeppe. "Frieze London | Interview with Petra Cortright." dis magazine, 22 Oct. 2013 

Williams, Maxwell. "For Petra Cortright the Web is the Ultimate Canvas." The New York Times Style Magazine, 8 Nov. 2013 

 

2012  

Cortright, Petra. "PETRA CORTRIGHT: VOID MASTERY / BLANK CONTROL." Dazed Digital Arts & Culture, Jan. 2012 

Sterling, Bruce. "Data Mine." Artforum, Sept. 2012: 492-93 

"Super Art Modern Museum (SPAMM) Is Mecca Of Online Art." Huffington Post, Jan. 2012 

 

2011  

"Artist Profile: Petra Cortright." Rhizome, Sep. 2011 

Chayka, Kyle. "An Xiao, Man Bartlett and Petra Cortright Make Avatars the New Self Portraits." LA WEEKLY, Oct. 2011 

Chayka, Kyle. "Five L.A. Internet Artists You Need to Know" LA WEEKLY, Dec. 2011 

Cortright, Petra. "Culture Club: Q&A." Nylon Magazine, Mar. 2011 

Fino-Radin, Ben. "YouTube Censors Petra Cortright, But 'VVEBCAM' Lives on in the Rhizome ArtBase." Rhizome, Dec. 2011 

Sanchez, Roberto. "Petra Cortright by Roberto Sanchez." Photography by Alvaro Nates. Nylon Mexico, May 2011 

Pinheiro, David Silva. "O Youtube Super Louco Da Petra." Vice Portugal, Nov. 2011 

"YouTube Art Project 'VVEBCAM' Censored Because Of Its Tags." Huffington Post, Dec. 2011 

 

2010 

Chan, Paul. "Artist Favourites." Spike Art Quarterly, Winter 2010 

Droitcour, Brian. "Members Only: Loshadka Surfs the Web." Art In America, Mar. 2010 

Quaranta, Domenico. "Vernacular Video. Art responding to Youtube." Flash Art, July 2010 

 

2009 

Capps, Kriston. "New-media artist Petra Cortright explores digital artwork in Dallas exhibit." Dallas Morning News, 20 Jan. 2009 

Cortright, Petra. "Internet Artists Questionnaire." Flaunt Magazine, May 2009 

 

2007 

Montage: Unmonumental Online Catalogue. New York: The New Museum, Fall 2007: 50-51 

Ng, David. "Messaging Is the Medium." ARTnews, Summer 2007: 186 

 

Selected Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)  

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA)  

Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden)  

Stedelijk Museum (Breda and Amsterdam, Netherlands)  

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA)  

Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA)  

MCA Chicago (Chicago, IL)  

San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose, CA)  

Kadist Foundation (San Francisco, CA)  

Booth Business School Collection, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)  

Pérez Museum (Miami, FL)  

Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, CA)  

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