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L.A. Based Digital, Painting and Video Artist

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Petra Cortright (July 19, 1986) is a Los Angeles, California based artist working in video, painting and digital media.

Petra Cortright was born in Santa Barbara, California. She studied at Parsons The New School for Design in New York and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Cortright’s works in video, painting and digital media. She is well known her video works presented on YouTube and in gallery environments, her videos playfully explore formal properties of video software and representation of physical bodies in digital spaces. Cortright also makes intricate paintings using digital software which blend figurative and abstract elements, often printed on fabrics.

In vvebcam (2007), her first video, Cortright films herself while playing with the special effects built into the webcam software used to make the video. It is often noted that her physicality in vvebcam, as captured by the webcam, mirrors that of the work's viewer. vvebcam has also been heralded as shortly predating the rise of the "self-portraiture practice known as the selfie". On Saturday, December 10, 2011, vvebcam (2007) was removed by YouTube because of Cortright's extensive use of "offensive" key words.

In 2011 Cortright collaborated with Ilia Ovechkin to create Video Catalog, a work where the monetary value of her videos is determined by an algorithm based on YouTube views.

Vicky Deep in Spring Valley (2012), marks the beginning of Cortright's video work with virtual strippers. Cortright lifts the dancing girls from VirtuaGirl, a software that makes chroma keyed footage of "strippers" available for download. These videos are layered against flash images of fantastical digital worlds that are reminiscent of animated desktop wallpaper.

Cortright was selected to participate in the 2013 Frieze Art Fair in London where she produced her self-portrait, Bridal Shower (2013), a film where she experiments with the physical qualities of a production studio. The film was subsequently broadcast on British public television station Channel 4.

In 2014, Cortright began a collaboration with fashion designer Stella McCartney, creating a series of videos where Cortright uses glitches and video manipulation to showcase and contrast patterns on the garments designed by McCartney that she models.

Her works have been shown at the New Museum in New York, Rhizome, the Venice Biennale., the 2010 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, California, and the 12ième Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon.

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  • 30 Under 30 2016: Art & Style - Forbes

    Petra Cortright, 29. Artist. more. Delfina Delettrez, 28. Jewelry designer, Delfina Delettrez. more. Daniel DuGoff, 27. Menswear designer, DDUGOFF. more.

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Petra Cortright

L.A. Based Digital, Painting and Video Artist

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Petra Cortright Biography

Petra Cortright (July 19, 1986) is a Los Angeles, California based artist working in video, painting and digital media.

Petra Cortright was born in Santa Barbara, California. She studied at Parsons The New School for Design in New York and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Cortright’s works in video, painting and digital media. She is well known her video works presented on YouTube and in gallery environments, her videos playfully explore formal properties of video software and representation of physical bodies in digital spaces. Cortright also makes intricate paintings using digital software which blend figurative and abstract elements, often printed on fabrics.

In vvebcam (2007), her first video, Cortright films herself while playing with the special effects built into the webcam software used to make the video. It is often noted that her physicality in vvebcam, as captured by the webcam, mirrors that of the work's viewer. vvebcam has also been heralded as shortly predating the rise of the "self-portraiture practice known as the selfie". On Saturday, December 10, 2011, vvebcam (2007) was removed by YouTube because of Cortright's extensive use of "offensive" key words.

In 2011 Cortright collaborated with Ilia Ovechkin to create Video Catalog, a work where the monetary value of her videos is determined by an algorithm based on YouTube views.

Vicky Deep in Spring Valley (2012), marks the beginning of Cortright's video work with virtual strippers. Cortright lifts the dancing girls from VirtuaGirl, a software that makes chroma keyed footage of "strippers" available for download. These videos are layered against flash images of fantastical digital worlds that are reminiscent of animated desktop wallpaper.

Cortright was selected to participate in the 2013 Frieze Art Fair in London where she produced her self-portrait, Bridal Shower (2013), a film where she experiments with the physical qualities of a production studio. The film was subsequently broadcast on British public television station Channel 4.

In 2014, Cortright began a collaboration with fashion designer Stella McCartney, creating a series of videos where Cortright uses glitches and video manipulation to showcase and contrast patterns on the garments designed by McCartney that she models.

Her works have been shown at the New Museum in New York, Rhizome, the Venice Biennale., the 2010 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, California, and the 12ième Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon.

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  • How to book Petra Cortright?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Petra Cortright for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Petra Cortright, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Petra Cortright or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Petra Cortright?

    Booking fees for Petra Cortright, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Petra Cortright, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Petra Cortright?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Petra Cortright for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Petra Cortright for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Petra Cortright or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Petra Cortright or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Petra Cortright is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Petra Cortright for your event is available upon request. Petra Cortright generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Eric Mack, Lisette Titre, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Ted Dewan and Athena Papadopoulos. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Petra Cortright for an upcoming event.

Petra Cortright News

  • 30 Under 30 2016: Art & Style - Forbes

    Petra Cortright, 29. Artist. more. Delfina Delettrez, 28. Jewelry designer, Delfina Delettrez. more. Daniel DuGoff, 27. Menswear designer, DDUGOFF. more.

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