ANN COFTA

 

Artist Bio

Ann Cofta is a visual artist who uses an extended range of media, including sewing, embroidery, collage, printmaking, quilting and beadwork. Recent series include pieced and hand-quilted textile cityscapes, as well as smaller hand embroidered representations of retro items. The works reference iconic structures and objects that surround us and ground us. Collectively, they speak to memories that reveal our universal interconnectedness.

Born in New York City, she has lived abroad in Japan, Venezuela and England, and traveled extensively throughout the United States. She has taught art in New York City for over 20 years. She currently lives in Woodside, (Queens) NY, and has a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Dwelling, AlterWork Studios Gallery, Astoria, NY
archived online alterworkstudios.com/ann-cofta

2019

You Are Here, Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by June Kosloff

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Embody, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, curated by Krista Scenna

 

Transcendence, Local Project, Long Island City, NY, curated by John Baber, Gabriella Mazza and Carolina Peñafiel

 

Emergence, BAU Gallery, Beacon, NY, curated by Samantha De Tillio

 

Darkest Before Dawn: Art in a Time of Uncertainty, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY, curated by Raul Zamudio and Ethan Cohen

2020

Form Not Function, Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN

 

Pretty in Pink, Treat Gallery, New York, NY

 

Refuge, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Nicole Mouriño

 

Fiber 2020, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, curated by Beth C. McLaughlin

 

Altered States, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

 

Warp and Woof: Beyond the Loom, Gold Coast Arts Center, Great Neck, NY, curated by Jude Amsel

 

Catalyst Small Works Show, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

2019

Creative Mosaics, Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY curated by Osman Can Yerebaken

 

Burn It, LIC Arts Open Gallery, LIC, NY, curated by Richard Mazda

 

Green: The Impossible Color, The Painting Center, NY, NY, curated by Rachael Wren

 

Pairings, Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY, curated by Nancy Gesimondo

 

small/MIGHTY Show, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Johnny Thornton

 

Catalyst Small Works Show, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

 

Small Works Show, Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, NY, curated by Rick Pirozzolo

2018

Landscapes: Real and Imagined, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch

 

When Darkness Falls, Front Street Gallery, Patterson, NY, curated by Jeanette Rodriguez

 

Relishing Restraint, Loft Artists Association Gallery, Stamford, CT, curated by Krista Scenna

 

Rock Paper Scissors, Plaxall Gallery, LIC, NY, curated by Nancy Gesimondo

 

From Miniscule to Monumental, LIC Arts Open Gallery, LIC, NY, curated byGrace Lerner and Richard Mazda

2017

Surrender to Small, Volition Gallery, Orangeburg, NY, curated by Lisa D'Amico

 

Red, NOHO M55 Gallery, New York, NY

 

Beach Elements IV, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY, curated by Nancy Gesimondo

2016

Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Joanne McFarland

 

Artists Co-Op III, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY

 

Brooklyn's Big Tent Show, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Jonathan Blum & Dara Oshin

2015

Wide Open 6, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn,NY curated by Rujeko Hockley

2014

Made In Queens, Front Street Gallery, Patterson, NY, curated by Jeanette Rodriguez and Nancy Gesimondo

2013

Bridging the Gap, LaGuardia Community College & Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, curated by Amy Winter

2012

Represent Brooklyn, Rising Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY curated by Maribeth Flynn, Wendy Jones and Ellie Balk

2011

Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Sara P. Mintz

2009

The Brooklyn Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Florence Neal

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2020

Online Artist Residency, Alterwork Studios, Astoria, NY

 

360 Residency, Holes in the Wall Collective, New York, NY

2018

Finalist, Queens Council on the Arts, ArtHotel Residency at Paper Factory Hotel

2017

Recipient of Ruth Sickels Dodge Best in Show Award at Volition Gallery's Surrender to Small Show, Orangeburg, NY

2016

Recipient of 440 Gallery Choice Award at 440 Gallery's Small Works Show, Brooklyn, NY