b. 1989, Panorama City, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

2019- M.F.A., Photography and Media, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2014- B.F.A., Photography, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Introduction to Photography, Cypress College, Cypress, CA
Visual Diary, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (via zoom)

Visiting Artist
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA (via zoom)
University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (via zoom)
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (via zoom)
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
New York Film Academy, Burbank, CA
Las Fotos Project, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibitions
the long way home, d300, Valencia, CA

back home, Mint Gallery, Valencia, CA

A Southern Summer: 2 Weeks in Georgia, In Flux Gallery, Portland, OR
A Disposable Summer, Higgens Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Exhibitions
To the Front, The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ
Counterpose, Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA
Counterpose, Main Gallery, Valencia, CA
Headspace, c113, Valencia, CA

Maybe Next Year I'll Get Rid of This Shit, d300, Valencia, CA
Super Flexible, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
To the Front, Main Street Gallery, Nashville, TN
To the Front, Zone 3, Boston, MA

To the Front, D-Beatstro, Toronto, ON
Robins Nest
, Valencia, CA
A State of the Art School, Main Gallery, Valencia, CA
Girls to the Front, Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY
Outwork: Unity, First Congregational Church, Portland, OR
Girls to the Front, All(most) Studio & Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

MissRepresentation: A Show Praising Women of Color, Junior High, Los Angeles, CA
#girlgaze: a frame of mind, The Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios, Los Angeles, CA
College Night at the Getty Center, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

College Night at the Getty Center, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Light, Paper, Process: Students Re-Imagining Photography, Vincent Price Museum, Los Angeles, CA

BFA Thesis show, PNCA Stevens Studio, Portland, OR

The PNCA Photography Department Merit Scholarship Show, Corner Gallery, Portland, OR
Reflect/Refract: iterations of self, Place, Portland, OR 

The PNCA Photography Department Merit Scholarship Show, Corner Gallery, Portland, OR
Pine Island Press Projection Show: Zine Release Party, Portland, OR
Exploring Otherness, Higgens Gallery, Portland, OR
Students of Color Coalition Art Show, In Flux Gallery, Portland, OR

The Refusalon, Store, Portland, OR


Self published:

be as it may (edition of 6)

this too shall pass (edition of 12)

post-adolescent idealism (edition of 6)
just between us (edition of 15)
sorry for making you art. (edition of 15)

Haircuts in apt. 310 (edition of 1)

Invite me into your life (edition of 1)


Highlight Magazine, Issue 50 (The Summer Set; The Virginmarys)
Highlight Magazine, Issue 49 (Saintseneca; The Knocks)
Highlight Magazine, Issue 47 (Magic Giant)

Highlight Magazine, Issue 44 (AW)

Incandescent, Issue 3

The Deli Magazine, Issue 5, Volume 3 (The Henry Clay People)

William Jamison Scholarship | 2013
Pacific Northwest College of Art Photography Department Merit Scholarship| 2013
Pacific Northwest College of Art Photography Department Merit Scholarship| 2012
Best Live Radio Show, Second Place, Pierce College Media Arts Department | 2010

Interviews, links to work at features:

The Luupe: Celebrating Ourselves: Self-portraits by Women and Non-binary Photographers (December 2020)

Strange Fire Collective (October 2020)

First Ever Podcast: Courtney Coles: Someone Has to Do It, Why Can't I (September 2020)

Hyperallergic: At CalArts, Graduating Students Are Making Sincere and Rigorous Work (April 2019)

Vans Girls: Kick-Ass Chicks (March 2019)

Let's Talk With Scoggs (January 2019)

Voyage LA Magazine (December 2018)

The Phoblographer: Courtney Coles: Photographing Musicians the Way Their Music Sounds (September 2018) Love, Women (May 2018)

12 Songs Project: Pushing for a more inclusive music industry with Courtney Coles (March 2018)

Noisey: Women and Non-Binary Music Photographers Step Forward in 'To The Front' (December 2017)

Lady Hustle Mag (March 2017) Exposure (March 2017)

New Noise Magazine: Girls To The Front show review (January 2017)

#girlgaze (December 2016)

Na'Tori McConnell (September 2016)

Vans Warped Tour (August 2016)

Taste of Chaos (July 2016)

The Used at the Novo (May 2016)

The Week (May 2016)

Sea Foam Magazine (April 2016)

Strangers You Know at the Roxy (March 2016)

Cady Groves at the YouTube Space LA (February 2016)

Babe Vibes (January 2016) In the Hot Box (October 2015)

Hours Lost: Remember Why You Started (September 2015)

The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society (September 2015)

MySpace: 10 Emo AF People We Met At Taking Back Tuesday: Emo Night LA (April 2015) Alan's Art Talk (April 2015)

The Frenemy: The Year Of No More Sorry (January 2015)

Foto Infinitum (October 2014) (August 2014)

Darkroom Film Junkies (September 2012) 

Nope Fun (August 2012)  

Using Format