Andrea Cukier was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1969, where she lived until age 28. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1997 and now resides in New York City.
After studying Linguistics, Anthropology and Philosophy at Buenos Aires University (UBA), she entered one of Argentina’s most prestigious public art academies, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon, where she earned the degree Profersora Nacional de Pintura (BFA equivalent).
She then attended Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes, Ernesto de la Carcova (the only public graduate art school in Buenos Aires at the time) where she earned the degree Profesora Superior de Pintura (equivalent to an MA in Art Education).
Ms. Cukier has taught studio art and art history in Argentina and in the United States. She has also participated in several projects with developmentally challenged children.
Her work has been part of several juried and invitational group shows such as Women Forward, New York’s First Biennale of Women Artists at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
She has had several solo shows in Buenos Aires, New York City and elsewhere. A few of these exhibitions were at: the Argentine Consulate in New York City, the Harlem Branch of The New York Public Library, The Bidwell House Museum in Monterey, MA and Local Project in Long Island City, NY.
She has participated at the Artist in Residency Program for the Norton Island Educational Foundation, and has won several awards, most recently a Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Grant to Individual Artists.
Ms. Cukier’s work is in the permanent collection of The Godwin Ternbach Museum, the Argentine Consulate in New York City, as well as in private collections in the United States, France, Japan, Australia, Argentina and England.