BA, 1999, George Washington University, Washington, DC; BFA, 2002, University of Victoria, British Columbia; MAAAP and MAAH, 2009, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Exhibitions: Jacob Hashimoto, Willis Tower, Chicago, 2020. Terrain Exhibitions, Evanston, IL 2020, ART-IN-PLACE, 2020; Mark Gilbert: Portraits in Healthcare, 2021. Committees and Boards: Every House Has a Door; Evanston Made; Lakeview Public Art Committee.
Cortney Lederer is an arts consultant, project manager and educator with twenty years of experience managing an array of artistic programming for organizations and businesses. From 2011–14 she served as the Director of Exhibitions and Residencies at the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC), where she designed and managed its two residency programs: BOLT Residency and HATCH Projects. As of June 2014, Cortney launched CNL Projects (CNL) to provide artists and organizations with a platform to creatively produce impactful art experiences. CNL’s work is deeply centered on their unique, collaborative approach to working with artists, individuals, businesses and organizations to advocate for the value of art and culture in our daily lives.
CNL provides project-based consulting to organizations with a specialization in advising, curating, project management, and program design. In addition to her consulting work, Cortney launched two initiatives focused on supporting artists: PROMPT and ART-IN-PLACE. PROMPT is an artist dinner series intended to create space to build community, share stories, resources and skills amongst creatives. ART-IN-PLACE, is a collaboration with Terrain Exhibitions which during the COVID-19 pandemic, invited artists to exhibit an original work of art outside their home or from a window visible to the public between May 20 - June 20, 2020. With over 265 participants from all over the world, this collective action provided artists and communities in neighborhoods (with a sense of hope and connectivity through the experience of public art during an unprecedented moment of isolation.
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