A Creative Director&Visual Artist

the work made by Courtney Batio is based in an interdisciplinary material approach. The applications of her creativity and mediums of choice evolve with each project she engages in. Her aim is to provide the viewer with rich visual storytelling. Due to her multidisciplinary skills, Courtney has engaged in a variety of fascinating projects and collaborations in fashion, jewelry, costume, installation art, and creative directing. She currently performs as the drag circus ringleader ChErie OnTop and is the Founder and creative director of the cabaret ensemble:Maison De Reve. In 2018 Courtney graduated with honors from Central Saint Martins in London, UK.

She is currently a resident artist at the flat iron arts building in Chicago where she spearheads her latest creative work within the walls of

batio studio.