Andrea Cote
Andrea Cote is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and dancer living in Flanders, New York. She received her MFA in Sculpture from SUNY Purchase in the Spring of 2003. She has presented solo and collaborative installations and performances in Seattle, Miami, Philadelphia, and New York. Venues include The Rotunda Gallery, Henry Street Abrons Arts Center, Jack the Pelican Presents, and The Rochester Contemporary(New York), Art Center South Florida, The Dorsch Gallery, and -scopeMiami (Miami), The Moore Gallery and The Print Center (Philadelphia), and 911 Media Arts Center (Seattle). Her performances have been presented at The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Neuberger Museum, Chashama, -scope Art Fairs, , and The DUMBO Arts Festival. Andrea received a video residency in multimedia through the BCAT/ Rotunda Gallery program in 2005 and is currently a Fellow of the Career Development Program at the Center For Emerging Artists .

Andrea will present her first solo show at a commercial gallery in October 2007 at PanAmerican Projects, Miami, which will include a video performance and installation as well as a new series of photographs. She will also be presenting her photographs and a live performance work in Buenos Aires Argentina in November.

In her work she questions the boundaries that have traditionally divided artistic disciplines, taking on multiple roles using her own body as subject, object, and medium. For many years she worked as an artists' model. These experiences informed her current work, in which she mediates the space between the world inside an artwork and the one our bodies inhabit. Her work continues the legacy of feminist and performance art. 

Andrea has taught traditional and innovative visual art and movement courses for ten years, including "The Body in Visual Art" at the Eugene Lang College, The New School,"Sculpture and the Body" at the University of Washington Experimental College, "Interdisciplinary Collaboration" at SUNY Purchase, and "Mideastern Dance" at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. She is a member of the socially conscious dance group PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment.) She has taught as a visiting artist in the New York City public schools with The Dreamyard Project and The Brooklyn Arts Council.

 

 
Making Encaustic Medium
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Introduction to Color Theory
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How to make your own oil paints
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