Courtney Egan’s projection-based sculptural installations weave traditions of botanical art with technology. Strongly inspired by the profusion of flora in New Orleans, where she has lived and worked in since 1991, her work digitally manipulates the natural world, questioning how our perception of nature is changed by technology.
Egan’s practice also includes filmmaking and curation of film programs. From 2006-2008, she organized three film programs for the New Orleans Human Rights Film Festival, comprised of Gulf South’s residents’ responses to disaster.
She has shown solo at Arthur Roger Gallery (New Orleans, LA), Colorado State University Art Museum (Fort Collins, CO), and University of Louisiana's Hilliard Museum (Lafayette, LA), and in group shows at Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, MO), Ballroom Marfa (Marfa, TX), and The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN).
She holds an M.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art, is a founding member of the New Orleans-based visual arts collective Antenna Gallery, and was an artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute and Louisiana Artworks in New Orleans.
Her work has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, OxfordAmerican.com, PelicanBomb.com, Artforum.com, and the New Orleans’ Weekly Gambit, and is in both the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation collection and private collections.