Gunnar Kortenbach⎪NYC Artist and Designer

Gunnar Kortenbach


The Cooper Union, 2016-2020, New York, NY.

The Cooper Union is a private college that was founded in 1859 by the industrialist Peter Cooper.  To gain admittance to the School of Art, prospective students have to complete a grueling home test consisting of six conceptual art prompts.   

U.S. News & World Report ranks The Cooper Union as the #2 college in the northern region of the United States.  Newsweek ranks Cooper as the “#1 Most Desirable Small School” and the “#7 Most Desirable School” overall.

DASH, 2012-2016, Miami, FL.

Design and Architecture Senior High, or 'DASH' was ranked #21 in the Nation, #6 of the Nation’s magnet schools, and #2 in the state of Florida by U.S. News and World Report in 2016.  DASH is a Miami-Dade County Magnet School that provides a rigorous curriculum in art, design, and academics to students who are admitted through a portfolio based application process. Students at DASH graduate with 32 credits, exceeding the state required 24.

Graduated: Cum Laude on June 8, 2016

Events & Exhibitions

Business as Usual - The Cooper Union - 2019

  • Screened the short film "Toyotathon: Camrypocalypse" as part of an exhibition curated by Claire Kleinman and Alisa Petrosova.

Still Life - Gallery Exhibition - 2019

  • Showed two paintings and distributed ephemera alongside many talented young artists.

Art Show - The Dekalb Palace - 2019

  • Displayed an untitled Acrylic on Canvas work at a popular underground music venue.

End of Year Show - The Cooper Union - 2018

  • Exhibited a 2-channel video installation "Partition" alongside design and photo work.

Anthology Film Archives - Cooper Union Film Festival - 2017

  • Screened a short film as part of a film festival on April 29, 2017.


Press F for The Glove - The Glove - August 1, 2019

  • Became a Camry as part of a somewhat haunting video performance with vocals and theremin, sang a rather catchy song I wrote.

TRYOUTS 2 - Club 444 - July 23, 2019

  • Gave an intensive 20 minute video slideshow performance on The Spectacle, Commodities, and Cuteness while playing a theremin synth setup.


Vincent J. Mielcarek, Jr. Memorial Fund Prize - 2019

  • Received for outstanding academics and achievement in photography.

HackNYU - Honorable Mention - 2018

  • Accolade from J.P. Morgan Chase for work on a interface for disaster responders.

Work Experience

Production Assistant - The Eyeslicer - 2018

  • Facilitated the filming process for the Halloween special of this Indie TV show.

Art Handler - The Cooper Union - 2018

  • Dissassembled, packed, and moved artworks for transport.

Tour Guide - The Cooper Union - 2017

  • Extolled the virtues of Cooper to prospective applicants.

Sales Associate - Cherry Picked Vintage Market - 2016

  • Sold antique items while assuring the customer's satisfaction.

Makerspace Intern - Moonlighter Lounge - 2015

  • Oversaw daily operation of a laser cutter, CNC mill, and 3D printers.
  • Managed complex fabrication projects for clients.

Camp Assistant - Art Center South Florida - 2014

  • Taught art to children through various activities in a classroom setting.


Miscellaneous - Digital Creative

  • Graphic Design: educated in all aspects, including branding, posters, books, icons
  • Web Design: specializing in responsive, multiplatform front-end development
  • Photography: years of experience in both film and digital, trained in studio lighting
  • Videography: made numerous art films for screen and for video installation
  • Social Media: grew personal Instagram account to ~5,000 followers

Programming - Languages

  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, Swift, Arduino

Programs - Adobe

  • After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere, XD

Programs - Other

  • 3D: Maya, Blender, Sculptris, Houdini, SketchUp
  • 2D: Capture One, Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Sketch, Keynote, Excel

Using Format