- Ceramics, sculpture, assemblage, memory, psychology, phenomenology
- IU Bloomington
Fine Arts Building 147
Originally from central Pennsylvania, Kourtney attended Maryland Institute College of Art, earning her B.F.A. in Ceramics and M.A. in Teaching. Then she stayed in the Baltimore area, working as a high school art teacher and grade dean. During this time, Kourtney continued to show her art and received numerous awards for her work. She also served as a board member of the Clay Connection. In 2018, Kourtney relocated to Atlanta, GA. There she studied at Georgia State University, completing her M.F.A. in Studio Art with specialization in Ceramics in 2021. Kourtney has presented at Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference, NCECA, and the Figurative Association Symposium at Arrowmont. She has been a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks, Arrowmont’s Pentaculum, and Watershed. Kourtney was a visiting artist at Lebanon Valley College. She has received many scholarships and grants, including the Welch Fellowship at Georgia State University and the NCECA Graduate Fellowship.
Kourtney’s assemblage sculptures are meditations on the nature of memory and how we construct stories about our lived experiences. The compositions reflect psychological frameworks of the past and present, such as familial mythologies and autobiographical narratives. By intertwining found and sculpted objects, she invites viewers to indulge in the human tendency to seek relationships between disparate elements.