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Courtnee Fallon Rex (CFR) is an nonbinary artist, writer, director, musician, model, photographer, bodyworker, and performer based in the Pacific Northwest. Recurring themes in CFR’s work include self portraiture, transitions, personal development, social critique, feminism, trauma/CPTSD, maneuvering suicidal ideation, and the myth of homeostatic happiness. NSFW.

ATTENTION ECONOMY

Performing “Attention Economy” in Tacoma, WA – April 18, 2019 (image by @laila.tova)

Living street art by Courtnee Fallon Rex

Courtnee’s current street performance piece, “Attention Economy” explores the possibility of joining one another, safely yet vulnerably, in an unconventional setting. Rooted in Courtnee’s performance, coaching, and acting experience, the artists dances with depression, suicidal ideation, and addiction to social media, and inspired by the unparalleled work of Maria Abramovic, “Attention Economy” stems from an understanding that genuine connection – even very small amounts of it – has deep effects on the psyche that are vital to recovery, maintaining a robust emotional immune system, and cultivating vibrant, healthy communities.

Before COVID-19, “Attention Economy” dared busy shuffling foot travelers to stop a moment and defy our pervasive social isolation on its face. To acknowledge the humanity of a open-hearted stranger, and in doing so learn a bit about their humanity as well. The concept and need for of “Attention Economy” continues to evolve as the world descends into an age of social distancing, profound uncertainty, massive loss, and deep sorrow.

Still sometimes, we round an empty street corner to find something unexpected patiently waiting there for us. An opportunity to briefly remove the disintegrating cloak of hurried societal expectation from our shoulders. A chance to connect, and allow ourselves to be moved. A moment to remember who we are, who we once were, and who we need to become again to weather the storms that lay ahead.

SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)

  • Every 3rd Thursday of the month, in conjunction with Tacoma Art Walk

INSTRUCTIONS (REVISED)

Welcome! Please allow me as little as 3 wordless minutes of your time to spontaneously experience the following:

image by @laila.tova
  • With the chair across from me empty, press the black button on the timer adhered to the chair’s back. Your initiation signifies both your consent to participate and readiness to begin. (NOTE: Though signifying consent in this way was a very important aspect of how I presented this work, I now hold the timer myself and start it once I’ve seen my performance partner settle into their chair)
  • You are allowed 20 extra seconds to seat yourself comfortably, before our two-minute exercise in mutual gaze begins.
  • When our time finishes, please signal the closing of our performance piece by pressing the black button again to quiet the timer.

Inspired by the work of Maria Abramović

VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS

Courtnee Fallon Rex

SEATTLE

  • Group show – The DRAWNK, 2018
  • Group show – Mr. Darcy’s, 2018,
  • Group show – KEXP On the Record, 2017
  • Group show – Seattle Erotic Art Festival, 2013
  • Group show – Twilight Artist Collective, 2013
  • Solo exhibit – Poco Wine and Spirits, 2012
  • Solo exhibit – Broadcast Coffee, 2012
  • Group show – OK Gallery, 2011
  • Solo exhibit – Scratch Deli, 2011
  • Solo exhibit – Red Chair Salon, 2011
  • Group show – EM Fine Art, 2009
  • Solo exhibit – Residency – Artful Touch, 2008-2014
  • Group show – Little Red Studio, 2008
  • Solo exhibit – Qliance Primary Care, 2007
  • Group show – Benaroya Hall, 2005
  • Solo exhibit – Sheraton Hotel, 2005
  • Solo exhibit – William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse, 2004
  • Group Show – McCaw Hall, 2004

NATIONAL

  • Group show – Art Outside – Austin, TX, 2015
  • Solo exhibit – Cafe Brosseau – Tacoma, WA, 2015
  • Group show – Plastic Fantastic – Astoria, OR, 2011

ONLINE

MODELING

  • My Favorite Weirdos (with photographer Fedora El Morro), Seattle, 2018
  • Seattle Erotic Art Festival, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Little Red Studio – As the red Harlequin featured on studio advertising, 2006-2011
  • Lead model, Wearable Technology Fashion show, University of Washington, 2002

ARTIST/FIGURE MODELING

  • University of Washington Seattle / Shawna Holman, 2017-2018
  • Digipen Institute of Technology / David Longo, 2017
  • the DRAWNK / Casey Weldon, 2017
  • The Art Lair / Kyle Abernethy, 2017
  • Eastside Artist Collective / Aaron Coberly, 2017
  • Daniel Smith Art Labs Figure Class / Jamie Bollenbauch, 2017
  • CreativeLIVE! / John Cornicello, 2015
  • University of Washington Tacoma / Beverly Naidus, 2013

PRINT

FILM

  • CitySoil Farm – Supporting – C. Young – 2017
  • Geek like Me – Supporting – John Vechey – 2005
  • The Belt Man – Lead – Wonder Productions – 2005
  • Needle Pulling Thread – Lead – Joshua Horgan – 2006
  • The Spirit – Principal – Lauren Clouatre – 2005
  • MallRobbers – Principal – Anthony Watkins – 2007
  • Man of War – Supporting – Anthony Watkins – 2009
  • Jigsaw – Musical collaborator – 2002
  • Horrorvision – Musical collaborator – 2001

STAGE

  • Touring Musician – USA, 2015-2018
  • Camp Half Blood – Lead – Austin, TX 2015
  • Embodied – FRED Wildlife Refuge, 2011
  • How Art Saved My Life – Featured/Ensemble Actor/Aerialist Vita Arts, 2011
  • There Must Be Something In The Air – June 2010
  • Little Red Studio – NYE – 2009/2010
  • The Pink Door – Resident Aerialist Aug – Nov 2009
  • Circus of Dreams Benefit – ACT Theater Sept 2009
  • Rip Roarin’, Soul Soarin’ Summer Spectacular Benefit – July 2009
  • An Intimate Spectacle, June 2009
  • Daedalus Rising – The Cabiri, May 2009
  • The Ghost Game: Tales of 13 Witches – The Cabiri, Halloween 2008
  • The Obsidian Show , Zita the Aerialist (lead) 2008-2009
  • Last Supper Club – Camel Promotion, 2006
  • Seattle International Fashion Week – Runway, MaCaw Hall, Dec 2005
  • Cirque Du Noc – Aerial – Seattle, Dec 2005
  • Markus’ Martini Heaven, Camel Promotion, 2005
  • NAHA Hair model, Lorindas salon, 2005 (http://www.lorindassalon.com/)
  • Musica Vitae Cabaret!, 2004
  • The Cabiri, 2004 (http://cabiri.org)
  • Stripjoint! (A fund raiser for Circus Contraption), 2003

MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS

  • Apocalypse Songs” – Aaron J. Shay, 2019
  • “Magnificent Accident” – Aaron Marshall, 2008
  • “Structure/Headpusher Single” – The Dream Traveler, 2003
  • “Global Underground #024: Reykjavik” – The Dream Traveler / Nick Warren, 2003
  • “Replicant” – Scribe Machine, 2003
  • “Fragile Maxi Single” – Scribe Machine, 2003
  • “Buddha at the Gas Pump” – Ul2traviolet, 2002
  • Jigsaw” – Don AdamsHarry James Picardi, 2002
  • Horrorvision” – Danny Draven, 2001
Seattle Erotic Art Festival, 2013-2014

ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP

NONPROFIT CO-FOUNDER / PRESIDENT

From April 2009 to June 2013 I served as the Creative director, Executive Director and Board President of Vita Arts. Vita Arts was a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of artistic expression.

In my time at Vita, we partnered with The Orion Center/Youthcare Seattle and the Phoenix program of the Eugene juvenile justice system to reach at risk youth. I co-founded the company and created its flagship Integrated Workshop event structure, which combines profound theater with art lessons taught by the performers. I also wrote and directed the shows and fundraisers at Vita Arts, and taught aerial circus and music.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

  • Performance Director: Seattle Erotic Art Festival, 2012-2014
  • Director/Producer: Embodied, Solo music and aerial show – Self-Produced via KickStarter, 2011
  • Director: How Art Saved My Life, Integrated Workshop – Vita Arts, 2011
  • Director: The Obsidian Show, Theatrical Production – Little Red Studio, 2008-2009
  • Aerial Performance Director: Seattle Erotic Art Festival – 2008
  • Stage Manager: Gallimaufry – Circus Contraption – 2002

CIRCUS AERIAL INSTRUCTOR

  • Versatile Arts, LLC, 2009-Present
  • School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, 2004-2006.

CONSULTING

OWNER/OPERATOR, LEAD PRACTITIONER

MEDICAL INDUSTRY

  • Belltown Vision – Medical office administration (Optometry) – 2017-2018
  • Artful Touch – Owner/Operator (Medical Massage) – 2008-PRESENT
  • Qliance – Medical records (Monthly-fee Primary Care) – 2007-2009
  • City Chiropractic – Medical office administration (Chiropractic) – 2006-2008

PERMACULTURE / ENVIRONMENTAL

  • DIRCorps – Wetland restoration, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Team Lead – 2016, 2017
  • Citysoil Farm – Urban agriculture, biosolid/waste education, Team lead – 2016, 2017
  • Bosque Village – Permaculture Laboratory – Media relations/filmography – 2015

TECHNOLOGY

  • DIRTCORPS/Urban Systems Design – Document creation – 2017-2018
  • Wildseed LTD – Cellular handset development – Test Goddess – 2001-2003
  • Microsoft Corporation – Software Test Engineer – 1999-2001
  • Freelance Web Design – HTML/PHP/Javascript/CSS/Drupal/Wordpress – 1995-2007
  • C-Tech Systems – Inventory, sales, repair – Director of Operations – 1996-1998

CERTIFICATIONS/INDEPENDENT STUDY

  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist – Grief Recovery Institute – 2014
  • Licensed Massage Therapist 60035095 – Brian Utting School of Massage – 2008
  • California High School Proficiency – 1996
  • Personal development
  • Trauma recovery
  • Proletarian feminism