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Alexis Courtney

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Delaware, USA

Birth year

Lives in
San Francisco, CA

Works in
San Francisco, CA


Rochester Institute of Technology (NY), 2006, BFA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

photography, performance, video-art, installation


Alexis Courtney is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, video, and installation. Her work explores human relationships through the staging of playful innuendos and repetitive actions, revealing the frustrations and vulnerabilities of contemporary life. Recently, her work has been exhibited at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, Queens Nails Projects in San Francisco, and United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, NY. She recently graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a Masters of Fine Art. In 2006 she received a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Alexis currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. 



2013   MFA Photography, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2006   BFA Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

2014   Arteles Creative Residency Program, Finland (forthcoming) 

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions 

2014   Intimate Naked,  Prole Drift, Seattle, WA
            Fokus 2014 Video Art Festival, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013   300 Polaroids, Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

            Residue, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012   Marking(s), in collaboration with Lindsay Tully, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2011   An Intimate Nature, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY 

            Moments, Paul Sack Still Lights Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Exhibitions 

2013  Core Memory, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL
            Belonging, The Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

            Currency, The Old Mint, San Francisco, CA 
            Sledgehammer Constitution, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012  Selected Artists: Video Works, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

           Balls Out, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA

           Then and Now, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           Severed and Stitched, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           Continuing MFA Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           Concrete Action, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           Feast Your Eyes, New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, NY

           Locating Eden, HiveMind Projects, Oakland, CA 

2010  Silent Noise NYC, Gallery Bar, New York, NY

2006  Honors Show, SPAS Gallery, Rochester Institute of Tech., Rochester NY

2006  Group Show #2, Door 7 Inc., Rochester, NY

2005  Group Show #1, Door 7 Inc., Rochester, NY
Publications and Awards 

2013   ARTslant Prize 2013, Honorable Mention
            Photos of Magical Icelandic Landscapes, Winner, Feature Shoot
            ARTslant 2013 Round 8 Showcase Winner, Photography
            ARTslant 2013 Round 6 Showcase Winner
, Photography

            MFA Now Archive Project 2013, Catalogue, San Francisco, CA

2012   Cement Journal; Issue 2, San Francisco, CA

            MFA Now Archive Project 2012, Catalogue, San Francisco, CA

2008   Adorama Ones To Watch, Catalogue, Bathouse Studios, New York, NY
Recent Exhibits

Alexis Courtney participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2013 CORE MEMORY: ArtSlant Prize Exhibition 2013
Aqua Art Miami
Feb, 2013 Sledgehammer Constitution
Diego Rivera Gallery - SF Art Institute
Jan, 2013 Film and Video Selections
The Lab
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