Andrea Cukier

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Lecturer Continuing and Professional Studies acukier2@pratt.edu 212.647.7199 p Manhattan Campus, Manhattan 2

Personal URL

http://www.andreacukier.com

Education

1994-1997 U.N.A., Universidad Nacional de Arte, Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes, E. de la Carcova
(Graduate School of Visual Arts.), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated as: Profesora Superior de Pintura (Accredited by W.E.S. as a Master’s Degree in Art Education)

1989-1993 Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, P. Pueyrredon (U.N.A., Universidad Nacional de Arte, Departamento de Artes Visuales "Prilidiano Pueyrredón"), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated as: Profesora Nacional de Bellas Artes, (Accredited by W.E.S. as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Bachelor's Degree in Art Education)

Additional Education and Training:

• Certified by Cambridge University, U.K. as Art and Design Instructor for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
• Pratt Institute, School of Continuing Education: studied Drawing for Animation
• The Art Students League of New York: regularly attended Painting and Drawing workshops
• Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes: Buenos Aires, Argentina, attended seminars in Art History, Sculpture Appreciation and Contemporary Argentine Painting

Biography

Andrea Cukier is a painter from Argentina, where she graduated as Profesora Superior de Pintura (the result of a 9-year, full time academic career). This degree was accredited in the US as a dual Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and Art Education. Andrea has lived and worked in New York City since 1998. She received several awards in Argentina and in the U.S. Among the most recent are: The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Grant to Individual Artists, MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project. She was also a fellow at various Artist-in-Residency programs, including VCCA and MASS MoCA. Her work, which focuses on her love of nature and her anxiety about its destruction, was part of several juried exhibitions. The list of group shows includes New York’s First Biennale of Women Artists at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She had several solo shows in venues such as the Argentine Consulate in New York City, Columbia University, The New York Public Library, The City College of the C.U.N.Y, The Bidwell House Museum in Massachusetts, and Local Project in New York City. For many years she worked as an art educator. First, in Argentina, she was an Instructor and Assistant to the Professors of Aesthetics, Art History, and Studio Art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (National School of Fine Arts, since 1997 UNA, Universidad Nacional de Arte). Then, in New York City, as an art instructor at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Yeshiva University Museum and the J.C.C. Manhattan. She collaborated with writers and poets and illustrated a children’s book, Hope for Sudan, published by Mirror Publishing. Some of her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Godwin Ternbach Museum at Queens College, NY; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and the Argentine Consulate in New York City.