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.