Courtney Barboza née Colbon (b. 1989) is an emerging fine artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada.

Courtney Colbon attended Emily Carr University of Art & Design, and received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art with a concentration in Painting and Illustration in 2012. Colbon's work has been exhibited locally and has been featured in online publications.

For more information on Courtney's work, sales or other opportunities, or to just say hello, please feel free to send her an email: contact@courtneycolbon.com


Emily Carr University of Art & Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Concentration on Illustration & Painting



February 19, 2015 The Sheep Show - Group Show, Hot Art Wet City Gallery; Vancouver, BC 

December 4, 2014 Old - Group Show, Hot Art Wet City Gallery; Vancouver, BC 

August 1, 2014 The Fox - Solo Show, Kokopelli Café & Gallery; Vancouver, BC 

June 13th, 2014 Dreamscapes - Group Show, The Fall Tattoo & Gallery; Vancouver BC 

May 19, 2013 The Poster Show - Group Show, MSG; Vancouver BC 

May 5, 2012 Graduate Exhibition, Emily Carr University; Vancouver BC 

January, 2011 Ill’n - Group Show, Concourse Gallery; Vancouver BC 

February, 2009 Love Me - Group Show, VSA; Vancouver BC  

November, 2009 Student Art Sale, Concourse Gallery; Vancouver BC 

May, 2008 Foundation Exhibition, Concourse Gallery; Vancouver BC 

May, 2007 Youth Insight - Group Show, Kelowna Art Gallery; Kelowna BC 


Private Collection, Washington DC, USA

Private Collection, Miami FL, USA

Private Collection, Kelowna BC, Canada

Private Collection, Lawton OK, USA

Private Collection, Vancouver BC, Canada

Private Collection, Calgary AB, Canada


2009 & 2010 & 2011
Gwyn And Aileen Gunn Bursary

Mount Boucherie Secondary School Art Award

Kelowna Calligraphy Guild Bursary

Glenrosa Elementary School PAC Bursary

Peachland Mayor Scholarship

Dogwood District Scholarship

Regional Skills Canada Competition for 3D Animation, 1st Place 

Art Instruction Schools Excellence Award

Illustration Experience

Freelance Illustrator 2011 - Present
2012 - Contracted to illustrate and define the branding and mascot for personal trainer Shazia Paroo. Software & Responsibilities: Adobe Creative Suite for the creation of custom graphics to be used in marketing material, and the web, as well as custom car-wrapping vinyl. (Photoshop, Illustrator)

Professional Memberships

Vancouver Art Gallery Member since 2013

Illustration Club at Emily Carr University 2010-2012

Vancouver Art Gallery Student Member 2010-2012

Select Work

"The Shrine" Graduate Exhibition 2012

"Portraits for Poverty" Ongoing Project

"Deerdog" Children's Book Illustration 2011

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