Making art is the way I process being alive. Using my hands grounds me in the physical reality of my materials, granting respite from the otherwise constant brain chatter. The studio provides a space untouched by societal norms where I get to be as I want. Time spent there serves as release, as play, pleasure, intuition and impulse reign supreme. Engaged with my mysterious and messy body, experiential memory, internal conflict, and idealogical identity, my humanness is on display. Narcissistic culpability and dark humor fuel my pursuit of the unexpected. I don’t attempt to express who I am through my art, but my art does express how I think and feel. Delighted by synchronicity and randomness, I rub against my domesticated self, craving freedom.
Courtney Stock is an artist and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. Stock was raised in Newton, Massachusetts, studied at Bowdoin College and San Francisco Art Institute, and recently completed her MFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. When not in her studio in Hyde Park, Stock works as an Academic Advisor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.