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Petra Cortright The Digital Artist, A Summary Of Her Life and Work

Petra Cortright is an influential and pioneering digital artist, this is a brief summary of her life and well-known digital artwork.

the Web Is the Ultimate Canvas

Petra Cortright is a digital artist born on July 19, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. She attended Parsons The New School for Design in New York and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries.

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yarnstripe
yarnstripe
digital artwork by Petra Cortright
by Petra Cortright
by Petra Cortright
by Petra Cortright
by Petra Cortright
Mountains and Caves
Mountains and Caves

The first video I made was in 2007 called VVebcam, but YouTube deleted it because I had violated their terms because of my description on the video, not the content of the actual video. It had this huge list of words that are like “default” Internet spam words like tits, vagina, nude, Britney Spears, KFC, Taco Bell, etc.”

– Petra

Her Youtube videos are what first got Cortright noticed. She is usually featured her on a webcam.

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snow1??? by Petra Cortright
snow1???
mountains
mountains
Dog Drip 2009
Dog Drip 2009
system landscapes

Conceptually is something I avoid, sincerity has greater value to me.”

– Petra
t-shirt
t-shirt
POOR TRAITS 2009 by Petra Cortright
POOR TRAITS 2009 by Petra Cortright
POOR TRAITS 2009
POOR TRAITS 2009

Vimeo or Youtube?

Youtube because always more comments/discussions and people get really real with hate/like and don’t hold back. Vimeo is like Flickr where there are not many comments and the comments are always positive. it’s more interesting to hear about how much people hate what you do and also more fun to respond back with a rude goofy threat than thank the peasant for the +1 view”

– Petra Cortright
FONTE DES MELTDÈLES - POOR TRAITS II 2009
FONTE DES MELTDÈLES – POOR TRAITS II 2009
FONTE DES MELTDÈLES - POOR TRAITS II 2009
FONTE DES MELTDÈLES – POOR TRAITS II 2009
COLLABORATION FOR CAVIAR IZQUIERDA by Petra Cortright
COLLABORATION FOR CAVIAR IZQUIERDA
COLLABORATION FOR CAVIAR IZQUIERDA
COLLABORATION FOR CAVIAR IZQUIERDA

A big inspiration was Photoshop CS5 in combination with me buying a Wacom tablet.”

– Petra Cortright
Collaboration with Roberto Sanchez and Alvaro Nates 2011 by Petra Cortright
Collaboration with Roberto Sanchez and Alvaro Nates 2011
Collaboration with Roberto Sanchez and Alvaro Nates 2011 by Petra Cortright
Collaboration with Roberto Sanchez and Alvaro Nates 2011

#1 favorite website?

Google images probably.”

– Petra
Void Mastery : Blank Control 2011
Void Mastery : Blank Control 2011
Void Mastery : Blank Control 2011
Void Mastery : Blank Control 2011

Which historical figure fascinates you the most?

I really admire Martha Stewart. I feel like she is historical to me already.”

– Petra
✖✗✘ BLank BLANk bLANk •・∘” @ Steve Turner Contemporary “RGB, D-LAY,” 2011
✖✗✘ BLank BLANk bLANk •・∘” @ Steve Turner Contemporary “RGB, D-LAY,” 2011
Enchanted Foreststrippersnopeleeasy2girls,” 2012
Enchanted Foreststrippersnopeleeasy2girls,” 2012
r_sept.psd #2, 2013 by Petra Cortright
r_sept.psd #2, 2013 by Petra Cortright

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