Cortney Andrews

b. 1983, Kansas

  • education

    • 2014

      Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
    • 2005-2007

      MFA, Department of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
    • 2001-2005

      BFA, Department of Photography & New Media, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

  • selected exhibitions


    • 2017

      • Recipient of the Franklin Furnace Fund Grant for Performance Art (new work forthcoming), New York, NY
      • Play It as It Lays, 106 Green - supported by a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts
      • Timeshare: Reframed, IMAX theater screening curated by Cristin Tierney Gallery, Zaha Hadid Building (520 West 28th Street, NYC)
      • Two Positions, performance at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
      • Within Arm's Reach, part of the STREB Emerging Artists Fellowship Performance Program, STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, Brooklyn, NY
    • 2016

      • Fixed/Flux, collaboration with Meghan Gordon, Seven Below Arts Initiative at Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
      • Summer Anagram, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY
      • Cortney Andrews: Curtain, Harbor / Regina Rex, New York, NY
    • 2015

      • Cortney Andrews: Positions, Cave, Detroit, MI
    • 2014

      • Cemeterium, presented by Regina Rex at Dorsch Gallery, Art Basel, Miami, Florida
      • Performances by Cortney Andrews and Jaeeun Lee, Regina Rex at Bunker 259, Brooklyn, NY
      • Skowhegan Performs, performance at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
    • 2013

      • One, Two, Three..., curated by Robert Olsen, South of Sunset, Los Angeles, CA
      • Endless Summer, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
      • Fits and Starts, screening, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
      • Project Space: Cortney Andrews, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
    • 2012

      • In Wonderland Today: Cortney Andrews, performance in conjunction with In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
      • Selling Sex, SHOWstudio, London, UK
    • 2011

      • Always the Young Strangers, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
    • 2010

      • Wave Energies FeedBack: 30 Years of Electronic Media at Kansas City Art Institute, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
      • Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute, curated by April M. Watson and Keith F. Davis, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
    • 2009

      • Summer Sexy, Schroeder Romero and Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
      • ArtWall, commissioned billboard image by Art in the Loop Foundation, Kansas City, MO
      • Hysteria: Past Yet Present, Rutgers, Paul Robeson Gallery, Newark, NJ
    • 2008

      • Is Pain Your Pleasure?, film screening as part of Supermasochist, Apexart, New York, NY
      • Gangbusters, Plane Space, New York, NY
    • 2007

      • Rhode Island School of Design MFA Thesis Exhibition, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
      • Yes (to everything), Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

  • residencies/grants

    • 2017

      • Franklin Furnace Fund Grant for Performance Art, Brooklyn, NY
      • Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, NY
      • GO! Emerging Artist Commissioning Program, STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, Brooklyn, NY
    • 2014

      • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
    • 2013

      • Yaddo, Performance Artist in Residence, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • bibliography

    • 2017

    • 2013

      • “Storefront Bushwick: Art, Open to the Streets,” Brooklyn Magazine, The Culture Issue: Spring 2013, p. 42.
    • 2012

      • “Akt Now: Cortney Andrews,” Art das Kunstmagazin, online, art-magazin.de, December 2012.
      • Eric Russ, “The Work of Cortney Andrews,” Scrapped, Issue 1: Hit It, Summer 2012, p. 8-11.
      • Maria Elena Buszek, “Eros and Thanatos: Surrealism's Legacy in Contemporary Feminist Art,” in In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States (catalogue), Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
    • 2011

      • Anatole Ashraf, “Claustrophilia,” NY Arts Magazine, Spring 2011.
      • Holland Cotter, “Always the Young Strangers,” The New York Times, June 10, 2011: 82-99.
    • 2010

      • Emilio Peña, “Cortney Andrews: Interior Architecture,” Devora Ran: Issue 5, December 2010: 82-99.
    • 2009

      • Anonda Bell, “Cortney Andrews,” Hysteria: Past Yet Present (catalogue), (Newark: Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, 2009), 54-55.

  • public collections

    • The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO