Courtney Spitznagel

Born and raised in California, Courtney now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is devoted to integrating the diverse influences in her life, seeking to open herself to a larger context, and connecting with a primal experience. Through the creative process, she strives to evoke a similar experience for the viewer, making thoughtful and meaningful connections come into focus. Aspects of her experience are present in each stroke and line, stemming from a deep intuition and trust connecting mind and body, heart and soul. In her latest work, Courtney has been drawn to exploring the subtle relationships between the elusive life of plants and the female form –– simultaneously contrasting and intertwining them, shaping and imbuing each with a new presence. Courtney takes on each project with innate sensation and connection to craft her mission, creating an effortless sense that each stroke belongs on its surface, yet calls the viewer to return with her to a sense of what is within.