My work moves between figuration and abstraction, evoking the body's presence through it's trace, gesture, and movement through space. Larger images are created from small fragments of the body: multiplied, pieced back together, transformed. I intend to challenge and redefine the limitations of our corporeal body.
My approach to drawing and printmaking comes from my experience in performance and process-oriented art. For the “Body Print Mandalas" Series I created rubber casts of parts of my body, using these self-made tools, as well as my body itself, to generate imagery. In these works I am taking the body apart in fragments with the intent to weave them together in new and more “wholistic” ways. The “Intimacies” Series focuses on the heart shapes created by my lips and pubic area, evoking the fragility of memory, touch and the associated emotional resonance they carry.
Artist Bio / CV
Andrea Cote is a multi-disciplinary artist living in New York. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally at venues including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Rotunda Gallery, Abrons Arts Center, The Print Center, The Moore Gallery, and PanAmerican Art Projects. Her performances have been presented at The Neuberger Museum, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Peekskill Project, Chashama, Scope Art Fairs, The Dumbo Arts Festival, and Photo Buenos Aires. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Miami Herald, The New Times, Newsday, Artinfo.com, and Wynwood Art Magazine. She is the recipient of grants from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, as well as two SOS grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts.