Courtney Trouble CV

Courtney Trouble CV

2017 MFA Candidate, California College of the Arts
2005 BA, Evergreen State College

Teaching Experience
2016 Teacher’s Assistant in Diversity Studies, CCA

Career Highlights
2017 Editor, Queer Porn Americana
2016 Graduate Assistant/Event Coordinator for Access & Wellness, CCA
2016 Curator, Queerly Beloved Art Show, El Rio
2015 Founder and Head Film Curator, Queer Porn Film Festival
2014 Keynote Speaker, Feminist Porn Conference (University of Toronto)
2013 Featured Film-Maker, PERV Film Festival, Sydney Austrailia
2012 Founder, Queer Porn Tube
2011 Owner, TROUBLEfilms – Oakland, CA
2010 Co-Founder, QueerPorn.TV
2010 Co-Producer, Masturbate-a-Thon, Center for Sex and Culture
2009 Director, Reel Queer Productions for Good Vibrations – San Francisco, CA
2009 Founder, Queerly Beloved (still current annual pride party at El Rio)
2008 Off-Site Gallery Curator, Femina Potens Gallery – San Francisco, CA
2007 Madame and Dancer/PeepShow Performer, Lusty Lady
2005 Ad Manager, On Our Backs Magazine
2005 Writer, Girlfriends Magazine
2002 Founder, NoFauxxx Productions
2000 Phone Sex Operator and Web Designer, freelance
1998 Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Challenge – Tacoma, WA

Performance Art
2017 The Hall of Mirrors, CCA
2016 Look At Your Game Girl, CCA
2016 Cinderella, CCA
2015 Exit Piece, CCA
2015 Video Performance: Smash With Bats, De Young
2015 Music Video High Priestess, “Rub,” Peaches
2013 Ice Girl, El Rio Queerly Beloved Pride Party

Print Media
2017  CONTROL Magazine, Papi & Courtney photograph
2017 Feros’ Magazine, Self Portrait at Joshua Tree photograph
2015 Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, by Laura Erickson-Schroth, p. 361. Image captioned “Vancouver”
2015 How to Come Out Like a Porn Star, edited by Jiz Lee, “Daddy Issues”
2013 Bend Over Magazine Issue 5, “interview with courtney trouble”
2009 “your ghost,” Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear & Queer Desire, edited by Amber Dawn, Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Online Media
2016 Porn Studies Volume 3, Issue 2: Porn Labor, “Stigma and the shaping of the porn industry”
2015 Cosmopolitan, “14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Pornographer”
2014 Ms Magazine, “The New (Feminist) Pornographers,” Ms. Magazine Interview by Whiskey Blue,
2012 CSPH, “Hump Day Hero: Courtney Trouble,” The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
2014 Huffington Post, “Finding Gender Through Porn Performance”
2014 Porn Studies Volume 1, Issue 1 “Finding Gender Through Porn Performance”

Select Presentations & Readings
2017 PlaySpace Gallery, SF, “Stories behind the Photos”
2016 California College of the Arts, Sex/Information Panel with Carol Queen & Chelsea Poe (moderator)
2015 Stanford University, “Intro to the Queer Porn Movement and its Politics // The New Uses of the Erotic”
2014 University of Toronto, Closing Keynote, Feminist Porn Conference
2014 University of Calgary, “Finding Gender Through Porn Performance,”
2014 University of Arizona, “Feminist Porn as a Tool of Political Activism Against Oppression,”

Select Panel Appearances
2015 LA, X Biz 360 Conference, “Women in Porn” with Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals, Kelly Holland, and Karen Tynan
2014 Las Vegas, Adult Entertainment Expo, “Porn Goes to College” with jessica drake and Constance Penley
2013 NYC, CineKink Feminist Porn Panel with Candida Royalle
2012 UC Berkeley “FemSex Panel,” multiple appearances
2011 Toronto, Feminist Porn Awards Guest Filmmaker Panel

Select Awards/Nominations
2014 Best Local Pornographer, East Bay Express, 2014
2014 Best Trans Film, Trans Grrrls,” Feminist Porn Awards 2014
2013 Best Experimental Feature, “Valencia: The Movie/s,” Polari Film Festival
2013 Best Nightlife Photographer nominee, SF Nightlife Awards
2012 Best Documentary: “What Makes Us Queer,” CineKink
2009 Best Adult Studio, SF Bay Guardian

Film Festivals
2016 Chicago, “Fucking Mystic Orgy,” University of Chicago at Art, Porn, and Art Porn: Andy Warhol and Chelsea Poe Double Screening
2015 NYC, “We Cum In Peace,” debut at Queer Porn Film Festival
2015 Valencia, Spain, “We Cum In Peace” premieres in Europe at La Exhibición Cultura Sexplícita
2015 Mexico City, Fucking Mystic premieres in Latin America at Muestra Marrana
2015 Copenhagen MMIX Film Fesival, “Going Here”
2014 NYC, MIX Experimental Film Festival, “Going Here”
2014 Vienna, International Human Rights Film Festival, Every Time We Fuck, We Win: an evening of Courtney Trouble
2013 LA, Outfest Valencia The Movie Premiere feature director
2013 Gender Reel Film Festival silmucasts the debut of Trans Grrrls in 4 cities
2013 Seattle, Translations Film Festival, debuts “fuck/talk”
2011 Copenhagen MIX GLBT Film Fesival, “Roulette Toronto” first screened porn
2011 Berlin, “What Makes us Queer” debuted at Berlin Porn Film Festival and has been screened at over 25 film festivals around the world, including Frameline and the Tel Aviv Queer Film Festival.
2010 Paris, France. Nostalgia, Billy Castro Does the Mission
2010 Paris, France. “Roulette Berlin” debut at Paris LGBT Film Festival
2008 Olympia, WA Courtney Trouble’s very first film screening was of “Teenage Feelings,” the first vignette shot for No Fauxxx Roulette, at Homo A Gogo in Olympia in 2008 at 3am, before a secret concert by The Gossip.
Other festivals include: Out In the Desert, Pornotopia, Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Fine Art in Permanent Collections
Berlin Gay Museum, “Porn This Way” inaugural collection exhibition

Fine Art Exhibitions, Solo, and Collaborative Shows
2017     PlaySpace Gallery, SF. “Two Artists in the Room: Courtney Trouble and Karina Anjélica Rubio”
2009    Seventh Heart Gallery, San Francisco. Queers With Their Clothes On: Photography by Courtney Trouble
2008    Black and Blue Tattoo, courtney trouble
2007    Rubber Rose Gallery, San Diego. No Fauxxx: High Drama, High Glamour, Photography by Courtney Trouble

Fine Art Exhibitions, Group Shows
2017 Fused Gallery, SF. California College of the Arts MFA Exhibition, Part 1
2017 SOMArts, SF. “Touch On”
2017 Impact Gallery, SF. “Get Lost”
2016 California College of the Arts, SF. “13 x 13 x 13” group show.
2015 California College of the Arts, SF. Gender In Translation
2014 Berlin Gay Museum, Porn This Way

Filmography, Noted Short and Anthology
Valencia: Chapter One, 2012, Valencia: The Movie/s
What Makes Us Queer, 2011
Fuck/Talk, 2012
Going Here, 2014
POP SHOT, 2015
Apricot 4 Apricot, 2015 (in collaboration with Hankey Code: the Movie)
“You Ain’t Seen Nothing,” Micahtron music video, 2015
Submissive Mixtape Trailer // G.L.O.S.S. music video, 2015