Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2017-18

(Brooklyn, NY)Cortney Andrews


Cortney Andrews creates cinematic videos, performances, and photographs. Through careful choreography, she portrays scenes that challenge physical and psychological thresholds.

Andrews was born and raised in Kansas, and received her MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has staged performances at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics and Jack Hanley Gallery. She is the recent recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant for her solo exhibition at 106 Green gallery in Brooklyn. Her work can be found in collections, including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Andrews is the co-founder and Director of Offshore Residency, a traveling artists residency program on a sailboat. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Project Description

Inspired from her experiences living aboard a sailboat with a small group of people, Andrews will stage a series of performances that emphasize the physical and emotional conflicts that occur within this drastic change of perspective and environment, where passengers and crew are mutually dependent. The result is a disorienting, unsettling and precarious scene of shifting power roles and desire.