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Education

Courtney earned her BA in Studio Art from the University of California Davis. She received her MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art where she studied anatomy, contemporary painting and the techniques of the classical masters. She has attended the Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art in Brittany, France, The Art Center in Pasadena, as well as having spent four years at the California Art Institute where she studied with figurative artist, Jeremy Lipking. She has held positions as a resident artist at Art Square in Leesburg, Virginia, a professor of Art Foundations at the Art Institute of Washington and a Professor of Fine Art at Northern Virginia Community College. She is currently a Professor of Art at Long Beach City College, Moorpark College and California State University Long Beach.

EDUCATION

2008 Masters of Fine Arts, Painting- New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2005 Bachelors of Art, Art Studio- University of California Davis, Davis, CA
2004 Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Brittany, France
2001 The Art Center, Pasadena, CA
2000 California Art Institute, Thousand Oaks, CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

California State University Long Beach- Lecturer Foundations 2016-Present
Moorpark College- Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts 2015-Present
Long Beach City College- Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts 2014-Present
Northern Virginia Community College- Professor of Fine Arts 2012-2014
The Art Institute of Washington Dulles- Full Time Professor of Art Foundations 2012-2014
The Art Institute of Washington Dulles- Professor of Art Foundations 2010-2012



 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 A Night In, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
2016 Radiance, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
2015 Merienda, Crema Restaurant, New York, NY
2014 Interludes, New Century Artists Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Burn the Corset. Watch the Flame. Gallery One, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Gallery Artists, Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg, CA
2017 Take Home a Nude Juried Exhibition, Sotheby's Auction House, New York, NY
Palette to Palate, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
Fluidity Group Exhibition, Gallery43, Roswell, GA
2016 Grand Opening Group Exhibition, Gallery43, Roswell, GA
Take Home a Nude. Juried Exhibition, Sotheby's Auction House, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair with Skidmore Contemporary Art, Palm Springs, CA
2015 A Subjective Truth. Curated Exhibition, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
Crazy Years. Curated Exhibition, Emory Gallery, New York, NY
Take Home a Nude. Juried Exhibition, Sotheby's Auction House, New York, NY
Out with the Old. In with the Few. Curated Exhibition, Gallery RIVVA, New York, NY
A Work in Progress. Group Exhibition, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
ArtMarket San Francisco with Skidmore Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2014 Take Home a Nude, Juried Exhibition, Sotheby’s New York, New York, NY
2013 Take Home a Nude, Juried Exhibition, Sotheby’s New York, New York, NY
Single Fare 3, Group Exhibition, RH Gallery, New York, NY
Between The Lines, Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2012 Masquerade, Juried Group Exhibition, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Salon International Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
March For Art, Group Exhibition, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
Southern Graphics International Conference, New Orleans, LA
2011 Take Home A Nude, Juried Exhibition, Sotheby’s New York, New York, NY
Summer Exhibition New York Academy of Art, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
• Jurors: Julie Heffernan, Carter Foster, Matthew Flowers, Single Fare Please Swipe Again, Sloan Gallery, New York, NY
Art Inter/National Juried Exhibition, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2010 NEVERTHINKsmalLRedux, Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY
NYAA Juried Exhibition at 7 West, New York, NY
2009 Never Think SMALL, Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Summer Exhibition Juried Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
• Jurors: Eric Fischl, Anne Strauss, Matthew Flowers
2008 TOAST Art Walk, Tribeca Open Studio Tour, New York, NY
XXL William Beckman Master Class Life-Sized Figure Drawing Show, New York, NY
Cherchez Les Femmes Juried Exhibition, New York, NY

REPRESENTATION

Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg, CA