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Born in Iowa and raised in Southern California, Courtney Raney’s urban and rural background has influenced her ideals and artistic style. Inspired by music, films, politics, current events and her contemporary Los Angeles surroundings, Courtney’s paintings evoke strong influence from the early 20th century Modern Art movement. With a degree in Fine Arts, she developed her own version of Modernism, hoping to bring originality to the existing art of her city.

Courtney’s series of black and white portraits on wood includes images of silent film star Charlie Chaplin and present day actors like Harrison Ford and Christopher Walken. This “Icons of Cool” collection is brought to life with a little cubist spin on traditional pop art and has been featured on the HBO television series Hung.

Her “Hollywood Icons” artworks consist of colorful famous film characters from classic 1960’s and 70’s films, such as Liz Taylor in Cleopatra and Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver.

Courtney Raney has been branching out into portraits of historical figures and pop culture icons as well as the WTWL (Women That Women Love) and MTML (Men That Men Love) collections, and will continue to take those subjects to new levels.
Angeleno Magazine featured this series at a signature event in Beverly Hills and highlighted her artworks in the magazine.

This artwork is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted as a continuation of the front, and it does not require framing. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware is included.

Exhibitions
2015 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2014 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Affordable Art Fair Seattle, WA
2013 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2013 Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
2013 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Art San Diego, CA
2012 Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles, CA
2011 Angeleno Signature Event, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Bombay Sapphire at Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA
2011 RAW Los Angeles, CA
2011 Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
2010 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Home Remodeling Show LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Air de Art, Glendale, CA

Signature: Signature on front

About Courtney Raney

American, b. 1979, Iowa, based in Los Angeles, California

Group Shows on Artsy

2013
SCOPE - SILENCE - TIME, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles