Andrea Abarca Coutts
Areas of ExpertiseContemporary Art and Theory, Installation, Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media
2015 MFA, Drawing - University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
2012 Art Education- Rhode Island School of Design
2009 BFA, Painting- Tufts University; School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Andrea Abarca Coutts is a Chilean born painter, draftswoman, and installation artist based in Massachusetts. Her work currently focuses on the saturated color and chaos of motherhood and touches upon themes of Latin American culture, mental illness, PTSD, and body image. She works primarily in large scale painting and drawing but has been dabbling with the intimate and personal nature of digital painting. She holds an MFA in drawing, and has studied and worked in art, community, and museum education. Professor Abarca Coutts teaches primarily drawing, painting, and contemporary art theory at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Endicott College. Andrea currently lives and works in South Eastern Massachusetts with her daughter, husband, two retired racing Greyhounds, and six special needs rescue cats. They are currently restoring an early 19th century farmhouse and barn. She is an avid homesteader, beekeeper, and year round gardener.