The Art of Technology Virtual Exhibition
The Art of Technology is an all-media, all-content, juried exhibition open to artists across the United States. For this exhibition the St. Louis Artists' Guild seeks artists whose work is made using digital means, whether that be photoshop, illustrator, etc. to create the final piece.
Juror: Andrea Coates
Andrea Coates studied art studio and advertising strategy, earning both undergraduate degrees from the University of Kentucky. She has worked professionally as a graphic designer and visual storyteller with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Nine PBS, Island Press at Washington University, and Brado. Coates is also an educator teaching graphic design, digital imaging, and illustration at St. Charles Community College.
Coates’ artistic practice is rooted in multimedia collage. She uses a mix of traditional analog cut paper collage appropriated from fashion magazines, an assemblage of personal adornments and family heirlooms, digital photography, digital photomontage, and animation. Her digital photomontages appear as traditional photo stilllifes, but are rather a surreal, constructed collage. Coates’ work contemplates dyads of vulnerability and power, hiding and revealing, presence and memory.
Her thesis work for her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Fabricated Images and Bodily Failures, was exhibited at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis. Recent works have been featured in national publications and exhibitions, including her solo show The Presence of Objects at the Houska Gallery in St. Louis; Brown University’s Synecdoche Magazine; Washington University’s The Spectacle; University of Pittsburgh’s Hot Metal Bridge; and LBIF’s National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, 2016, 2017, and 2019 juried by Carter E. Foster, curator of drawing, and Jane Panetta, associate curator of drawing, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Dr. Louis Marchesano, senior curator of drawing, prints, and photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.