Cortne Lanier, painter
RICHMOND, VA

Cortne Lanier’s work approaches vanity and the contemporary fascination with glamour and beauty with a critical eye that still maintains an allegiance to the alluring techniques of oil. After winning a graduate fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for her painting, Viscosity with Self-Gravitating Particles, Miss Lanier decided to pursue an MArch at the Rhode Island School of design. She is currently concluding her thesis work which seeks to obscure and challenge boundaries between the two dimensional realm of painting, “artifice,” and the alleged reality of the built world. She continues to avidly paint hair, make collages and pull all nighters.




Interstellar Dust
2009
18"x48" | Oil on Canvas




She Looks at Herself Instead of Looking at You
2009
18"x48" | Oil on Canvas




The Strange Case of Nysa-P
2008
36"x48" | Oil on Canvas




Mane on Acid
2009
12"x 24" | Oil on Canvas




Two Faced Nebula
2010
34"x 24" | Oil on wood




Last Week in My Bad: Folly Maker
2010
48"x 16" | Oil on Panel




Demimoselle
2010
48"x 31" | Oil on Panel




Carne Diem
2010
24"x 24" | Oil on Panel