Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates is an artist based in New York City. Recent solo shows include “Correspondences” and “All U Can Eat” at Freight and Volume Gallery in New York City. She was the recipient of the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program Fellowship and a residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy.

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

  • Innovation Studio

    Virtual Workshop, learn from the comfort of your own home.

Aug 23 - 27, 2021

Abstraction, Automatism and Figuration

Jennifer Coates

Tuition $595
Code D34W06-21

In this dynamic painting workshop open to all levels online, participants explore the rich overlap between figuration and abstraction with a particular focus on materiality. A look at the history of gestures and automatism in paint gives some historical context on how these elements function in relation to figures, objects and landscapes. Students discover how perceptually grounded forms can be modified, enhanced or productively undermined by abstraction. The cultural history of color and what kinds of meaning color can produce are also a focus. Students can choose to work from life, photographic sources or imagination. This workshop meets via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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