Harley Cortez is a multi disciplinary artist, musician, and filmmaker. His work has been shown in Los Angeles, NYC, and Tokyo.
Raised in Los Angeles, CA and Queens, NY, he also lived in his mother's home country, Guatemala, for a brief time as a kid.
His solo exhibition in 2016 at The Paper Agency Gallery in Los Angeles titled "The Poet as Spacemen" was an immersive installation of paintings, film, and music composition and included a Q&A with astrophysicist, cosmologists, and an astronaut from NASA and JPL. He also exhibited in Tokyo that year.
Using various modalities his paintings, drawings, abstract pieces have been used on record covers, film poster art, set design, and art direction.
His past solo exhibitions include "Voices,Voices [another inventory of memory]" in Tokyo, Japan, "The Ashes of Us" in San Diego, California and "Gestures" in Rabat, Morocco: slated for fall of 2018.
His most recent exhibition at the Jumex Museum in Mexico City in November 2020 sold out his works for the Arte Vivo Fundacion auction.
He is now represented by Georges Bergès Gallery in New York and Berlin. His recent inclusion into group shows at both of the gallery’s locations have thrusted him into the international art world radar.