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Petra Cortright

Born in 1986, Santa Barbara, United States

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States

Overview

Petra Cortright (b. 1986, Santa Barbara) lives and works in Los Angeles. She first gained attention for webcam self-portrait videos altered by animated gifs that she would post to her YouTube account and caption with spam text. In recent years, she has expanded her practice to include works in painting, sculpture, film, and video. In Cortright’s hands, painting opens up expansive and seemingly limitless layers of information found while surfing on the internet. She has referred to her painting p...Read more