About the Artist
Cort Hartle is a visual artist from Florida currently based in Austin, Texas. Their work has been published by the University of South Florida Press, VoyageMIA, and in the anthology "Cipher: the Semiotics of Love and Desire." Their paintings and drawings have been shown in spaces across the southeastern United States, including QUAID in Tampa, FL and SPAACES in Sarasota, FL. In 2019 they were nominated Best Visual Artist for the Creative Loafing Best of the Bay awards in Tampa, FL. In 2018 they received a BA in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida and currently work as a teaching assistant at an elementary school.
My work is primarily concerned with exploring relationships: between individuals, memory, groups, and environments, and the contradictions and transformations that arise in the interactions between the self and community, art, nature, and technology. Through mostly painting and text based approaches I make art that is ultimately about my experience as a human-- erring towards ambiguity, futility, irony, ugliness, and play-- and hope that you connect to it in some way.