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Andrea Kantrowitz

Andrea Kantrowitz, an artist and educator, has lectured and led workshops on art and cognition internationally, and has twice served as a Singapore Ministry of Education Outstanding Educator in Residence. She was a teaching artist in the New York City public schools for many years, involved in multiple local and national research projects that demonstrated the positive academic impact of an integrated art curriculum for students growing up in poverty. As a director of the Thinking through Drawing Project, she co-organized 10 years of international drawing and cognition research symposia and workshops, in collaboration with colleagues from around the world. She holds a doctorate in Art Education and Cognitive Studies from Columbia University Teachers College, an MFA in Painting from Yale, a BA in Art and Cognition from Harvard and is an Associate Professor and Director of the Art Education Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz.  Her paintings have been exhibited nationally and are in many private collections.  She has curated multiple exhibitions on themes of drawing, cognition, and the creative work of artist/educators.  She is an artist member of The Painting Center in New York City, and her artwork is also represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art.

Homage to Las Meninas, Mixed media on paper, 32 x 40. 2022
Many Stories Could Be Told, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 28 x 40. 2022
Polyhhedra, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 24 x 40. 2022
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  1. […] Andrea Kantrowitz joined us in late September 2022 to discuss her show, Unbound: Drawings from the Book, Drawing Thought which ran at The Painting Center until October 1. The works relate to Kantrowitz’s recently released book from MIT Press entitled Drawing Thought. The book grew out of a dissertation Kantrowitz worked on a decade ago at Columbia, in which she videotaped artists drawing and considered what happens when we draw and looked at drawing as a tool of thought. The exhibition is essentially an installation of her studio during the process of making the book. To hear more about the book, exhibit and other topics from Andrea Kantrowitz, listen to the complete interview. […]


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