Petra Cortright

Petra Cortright (b. Santa Barbara, CA. 1986) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her fine arts education from the Parsons School of Design and at the California Instutite of the Arts. Petra Cortright's Curriculum Vitae can be found here.

Press & Videos

Selected press and interviews with Petra Cortright:
Petra Cortright On Selfies, Sensationalism, and Being Stella McCartney's Muse
(March 16, 2017) There's no singular way to define Petra Cortright. Artist, digital pioneer, muse to Stella McCartney, the Monet of the 21st Century, (according to Artsy) lover of technology, but a rebel...
Petra Cortright, Digital Painter
(April 16, 2017) LA artist Petra Cortright isn't crazy about two of the labels she's been given....a pioneer of both post-internet art and of the selfie. She prefers - digital painter. Petra finds and manipulates images from the net...
Artist Petra Cortright's Digital Influence
(April 5, 2017) Artist Petra Cortright talks Martha Stewart, Pinterest and emojis, ahead of her first exhibition in New Zealand
Petra Cortright: Digital artist inspired by kitchens and gardens
(April 1, 2017) For up to 12 hours at a time, Petra Cortright retreats to her computer suite to "paint". Beneath the majestic San Gabriel mountains, on the edge of Los Angeles, the digital artist's studio is a guest bedroom, her easel a computer and her paintbrush a mouse...
“”” by Petra Cortright & Marc Horowitz for Stella McCartney
(March 31, 2017) As part of the Double Act series with Art Basel HK, Stella McCartney has invited the artist, Petra Cortright to include her collection in a series of mini-films for the sixth time. For the first time, however,...
Double Act: Petra Cortright and Marc Horowitz
(March 21, 2017) Premiering at our Hong Kong Landmark store for Art Basel, artist Petra Cortright alongside her artist husband Marc Horowitz share in a united vision in our latest Double Act series. Mixing up the latest women’s and menswear collections...
Review: Petra Cortright's digital paintings, a tangled web of dots and swipes
(February 25, 2017) Petra Cortright’s paintings wedge themselves between the celebrated history of gestural art, mostly Expressionist and abstract,...
An Interview with Internet Artist Petra Cortright in Los Angeles, California
(November 28, 2016) LA-based internet artist Petra Cortright and I were introduced by the Swedish gallerist Carl Kostyal during her recent solo exhibition Orange Blossom Princess Fucking Buttercup at his London space. Standing before her digital paintings, I felt as if I had discovered a new medium...
Consumer Reports: Petra Cortright
(October 31, 2016) SATURDAY OCT 22 2016 // 5:30am // i don’t do drugs or drink alcohol anymore so i wake up at this ungodly hour now, like an old, responsible person. also i’m up...
Petra 4.0
(July 26, 2016) Hailed as “the Monet of the 21st Century”, Petra Cortright exudes playfulness and femininity in every aspect of her life, from her post-internet floral paintings to her penchant for stylish pyjamas,...
Petra Cortright is the Monet of the 21st Century
(May 13, 2016) Claude Monet is said to have famously proclaimed, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” Petra Cortright, the 29-year-old Californian...
Petra Cortright on the Gentrification of the Internet
(April 4, 2016) The Californian artist on how the web has become a much less weird place
Petra Cortright: Post-Internet Art in the Social Media Age
(July 28, 2015) Petra Cortright was raised in Santa Barbara, but she grew up on the Internet. The Los Angeles-based artist's work is often typified as "post-Internet art," which roughly translates to art that uses the Internet as its medium, source, context and place where it is performed...
From the browser to the gallery: Petra Cortright's 'post-internet' art
(July 22, 2015) Strippers are raining from the rafters at Depart Foundation on Los Angeles’s Sunset Strip. It’s not an adolescent fantasy;...
Petra Cortright Is Merging Art and the Internet — Using Virtual Strippers
(July 8, 2015) "I mean, people have a really hard time respecting women. I'm just going to put that out there," says artist Petra Cortright.
Petra Cortright: ‘I wanted to raise questions about the way we view women in a digital landscape’
(September 22, 2015) The artist talks about moving from working on computers to painting, linking the two worlds to produce something physical translated from the digital, the importance of layering, surface, and light and making work out of computer errors or spam

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