BIO

Courtney grew up in the outskirts of Brisbane collecting dead beetles, dressing up as Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” and drawing pink unicorns and prehistoric birds. She graduated with a degree in interior design from Brisbane's Queensland University of Technology before becoming a full-time illustrator in 2008. Since then she has had numerous solo shows across Australia and the US and collaborated with national and international brands. Courtney’s work explores her curiosity with the natural world, specifically the interplay between prey and predator through adaptation and metamorphosis. Behind the ornamental and ethereal charm of flowers, animals and female figures lies the cunning and unsettling underbelly of nature. She depicts scenes where animals become entangled within weaving hair and vines, nesting in skeletal remnants that hint at humanity’s impermanence.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

June 2017 - 'Bush Fables' solo show, Culprit Club, Brisbane
April 2016 - 'Symbiosis' solo show, Outré Gallery, Melbourne
2009 - 'It's a Long Story' solo show, Nine Lives, Brisbane
2009 - 'Lost On the Way' solo show, Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles USA
2008 - 'Of Wonders Wild' solo show, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 - 'Unnatural Histories' group show, Antler Gallery, Portland USA
2017 - 'Creature' group show, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne
2017 - 'Brink' group show, Antler Gallery, Portland USA
2016 - 'Small Works' group show, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne
2016 - 'Strange Beauty' group show, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne
2015 - 'Ninety Five Percent' group show, District 1, Sydney
2013 - 'Intricate Lines' group show, Retrosepct Gallery, Byron Bay
2011 - 'Woven Dreams' group show, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2011 - 'Hidden Worlds' group show, Retrospect Gallery, Gold Coast
2011 - 'Little White Lies 70' group show, Kemistry Gallery, London UK
2011 - 'Drawn From Fashion' group show, Docklands, Melbourne
2011 - 'I Used to Skate Once 7' group show, The Zoo, Brisbane
2011 - 'Nursery Rhymes' group show, Urban Cow Studio Gallery, Adelaide
2011 - 'Retrospect Gallery opening' group show, Retrospect Gallery, Gold Coast
2010 - 'Back in 5 mins' group show, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney
2010 - 'Curvy' group show, Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane
2010 - 'Paper Tales' group show, Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane
2010 - 'Happy Tree Show' group show, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney
2010 - 'Hairjacked' group show, Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
2010 - 'I Used to Skate Once' group show, The Zoo, Brisbane
2010 - 'Disband' group show, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney
2010 - 'Ladies First' group show, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
2010 - 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' group show, Studio Thirteen, Brisbane
2009 - 'Square' group show, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney
2009 - 'Once Upon a Time' group show, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney
2009 - 'The Illustrators' group show, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane
2009 - 'Curvy' group show, Nine Lives, Brisbane
2009 - 'Tuesday' and 'Friday' group show, Nine Lives and 19Karen
2008 - 'The Numbers' group show, Lee Gallery, Melbourne
2008 - 'Cream Coloured Ponies' group show, The Grand Social, Sydney
2008 - 'Curvy 5' group show, Melbourne

CLIENTS

Zimmermann
Brancott Estate Wines
Mineheart
Roadshow Entertainment
Element
Random House Books
Bavarian Bier Cafe
Hurley
Bulleit Bourbon
Abbott's Village Bakery
Sunday Style Magazine
Hatters Vegetables
Something Else
1300Flowers
Little White Lies
DV Mode Magazine
Yen Magazine
Samford Seafood
Playlab
Finders Keepers Markets

 

PUBLICATIONS

Semi-Permanent
The Beautiful Book - Gestalten
Down Under: Worldwide Graphic Design
Hi-Fructose - online
Juxtapoz - online
Alice - Monsa
Kingbrown Magazine
Yen
Frankie
Curvy
Empty
Monster Children

STOCKISTS AND GALLERIES

Outré Gallery, Melbourne
Beinart Gallery, Melbourne
Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay
Nook, Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane shop
Hey Moon
Culprit Club, Brisbane
Blackbird Corner, Newcastle