andrea kantrowitz

As an artist, educator and researcher, Andrea Kantrowitz investigates art and cognition. In her large still-life paintings, she tears apart her subjects to reveal their underlying structure. Her students learn how to delve deeply into their own motivations and processes of meaning making. In her research, she uses the theories and methods of cognitive psychology to research the hidden dynamics of artists' thinking processes. Andrea Kantrowitz, EdD., is an artist, researcher, and educator who has lectured and given workshops internationally on art and cognition. She is the graduate program coordinator and assistant professor in Art Education at the State University of New York @ New Paltz. As director of the Thinking through Drawing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University, she organized a series of international drawing and cognition research symposia, in collaboration with colleagues from the U.K. She holds a B.A in Art and Cognition from Harvard University and a MFA in Painting from Yale. She has taught foundation drawing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and graduate courses in contemporary art at the College of New Rochelle. She was a teaching artist in the New York City for many years, involved in multiple local and national research projects. She recently completed an interdisciplinary doctorate at Teachers College, which examined the cognitive interactions underlying contemporary artists’ drawing practices.  Her blog is and her own artwork is represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art. @akantrow_art

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