Dr. Andrea Kantrowitz is an artist, educator and scholar, who received her doctorate in drawing and cognition from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2014. Her dissertation examined the cognitive interactions underlying contemporary artists’ drawing practices and she has lectured and given workshops internationally on her research. At Pratt Institute, she is collaborating on an interdisciplinary research project investigating the cognitive benefits of foundation drawing instruction with a team of psychologists from Brooklyn College, She is a founder and co-director of the Thinking through Drawing International Symposia series. She holds a B.A in Art and Cognition from Harvard University and a MFA in Painting from Yale, and an Ed.D from Columbia University in art education and cognitive studies. She teaches foundation drawing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and art education at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She worked for many years as a teaching artist in the New York City public schools and has been involved in multiple local and national arts in education research projects. Her own art work is represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art.