Courtney Kolker is an American painter based in Washington, D.C. Known for her vibrant use of color in the abstract, Kolker works in acrylics and uses a palette knife, polyfoam brushes, as well as her hands. Kolker’s artwork explores the ability of color to arrange and illustrate her perspective on a particular moment.
Kolker was born in Washington, D.C. and received a BA in communication from Tulane University. Kolker’s wanderlust imagination is core to what inspires her work- as is the journey’s she’s taken around the world which includes: New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Israel, Italy, and Dubai; and places she’s called home: New Orleans, San Diego, and Hawaii.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, including recent shows in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Kolker’s international sales include Dubai, Spain, and Australia.