Artist of the Postcard Show
Nick C Kirk
Laura Fay Lewis
Not your traditional artist, Andrea Cook is a changeologist. A visual creative human. Passionate about technology. Inspired and empowered by her own divine femininity. Driven by a purpose to inspire change for humans, businesses and communities through her own art and visual storytelling. In the past three years, Andrea has created a large body of work to include several narratives on change including: Human Tech, Robot Shack and her latest series, Pussy Power.
Andrea launched a global Pussy Power Tour in France during the 2016 US presidential election. She is taking over the media, painting and pasting the streets and rebranding PUSSY as something to be adored and respected.
“PUSSY is the root of freedom, inspiration and love and it has been exploited for way too long. It is time that the media and streets are used to rebrand PUSSY into something strong and empowering,” says Cook.
From a 20-year entrepreneurial career in technology and communications that began in Chicago, she evolved into a visual artist and is passionately convicted to make street art that creates women empowerment for real social change.
As a changeologist, Andrea has a large body of work that has been showcased in hundreds of shows throughout the country. Wallpaper Magazine "cherry-picked" PUSSY POWER as one of the “finest works” from the Art on Paper show during its Art Basel review in 2015. Since then, PUSSY POWER has grown into a body of work of over 1000 pieces, now in collector’s homes and the streets in cities all over the world.
PUSSY POWER art is not a girlie thing. The idea of PUSSY POWER and its
movement is unique to every man and woman of every age.
To Jon Mann, art is therapy. Rather than offering his interpretation and commentary on the outside world, his work displays the imagery in his mind: his more subconscious perception of things. The first step in realizing these internal images is finding matching photographic reference material: architecture, random items off the street, and the female form. He begins to layer the traces of these images, confusing his own perception of them, leading to a focal point within the chaos. Using colored pencils on paper or 100% cotton mat board he distorts the real images to match his internal ones.
Jon was born in Columbus, OH, and has studied art at the University of Cincinnati DAAP and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He moved to New York City to further pursue his art and to own and operate his own picture framing shop, Left Blank Frames.