Petra Cortright is an Internet artist born in 1986 in Santa Barbara, California. She currently lives and works in Santa Barbara, California. Cortright has resided in New York City, Portland, Toyko and Berlin. She has studied at Parsons School of Design in New York and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a member of the Nasty Nets Internet Surfing Club, Loshadka Internet Surfing Club and Computers Club. She has exhibited internationally in galleries including the New Museum and Spencer Brownstone in New York, The Sundance Film International Film Festival, Artnews Projects in Berlin, Preteen Gallery in Mexico City, Gloria Maria Gallery in Milan, and at the Internet Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale.