Courtenay Kusitor is a British Ghanaian abstract artist who draws upon her interest in consciousness to inform her impressionist and expressionist work. She underwent a change in her own awareness and consciousness having suffered a trauma to her head and spine in 2013. It led down a path which changed her life, and her art. She has incorporated this new sense of awareness into her process, which is ever present in each piece. Her intention is to ignite a sense of inward and outward awareness , one that the viewer could bring into their life beyond the initial engagement of the art itself.
Working predominantly in inks, she uses an innovative mark-making style, casted on sustainable, handmade paper. It is a style she developed over a 20 year period, in part an evolution of a childhood love of calligraphy.
Outside the studio, she creates digital art NFTs infused with the same ethos of consciousness.
Courtenay is a member of Artcan, an artist led organisation which provides access to resources, peer to peer support and exhibitions for artists. Courtenay is currently represented online through 100 Artists and Saatchi Art. She was selected three times in 2022 to exhibit at The Other Art Fair -the world’s leading art fair for emerging artists. Courtenay was also selected to participate in the Cluster Contemporary launch in 2022, a curated international group show for established and emerging artists.
Courtenay’s work has been publicly acknowledged by American Pulitzer Prize Winning Art Critic Jerry Saltz, who has liked and commented on her art.
Courtenay is currently looking for gallery representation and is working towards her first major solo show.