_Cortney Boyd grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, in a family that was actively involved in the arts. In 2001 she received her B.A. from Hastings College in Nebraska and in 2008 she received her M.F.A. in glass from Southern Illinois University. After graduate school, Cortney worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University for six years. She has been awarded scholarships to the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pilchuck Glass School to further her research with glass. The Glass Art Society recognized Cortney Boyd as an Emerging Artist in 2010 and her work was selected for publication in New Glass Review 32. In 2012, Cortney's work was selected for the Bullseye Glass Emerge exhibition and publication. Currently Cortney is building a studio in Denver, Colorado.