Andrea Cote (formerly Andrea Gordon) 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, The Rochester Contemporary, Rotunda Gallery, Abrons Arts Center, Jack the Pelican Gallery, Maryland Art Place, Art Center South Florida, 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. Andrea is the recipient of 2009 Studio Immersion Fellowship from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and a 2008 grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She is represented by PanAmerican Art Projects in Miami, Florida.
In her work Andrea 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 draws from the legacies of feminist, performance, and abstract expressionist art, as well as the history of figuration.
In addition to her studio practice, Andrea is committed to maintaining a dialogue with the community through writing, speaking, curating, and teaching. She co-curated the exhibition "Posing" with Joelle Jensen at the Abrons Art Center in 2007, for which they published a catalog. She has organized panels and spoken as a visiting artist at several schools and universities. Andrea has taught traditional and innovative visual art and movement courses for over 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 has taught as a visiting artist in the New York City public schools with The Dreamyard Project and The Brooklyn Arts Council.