When you first meet Angela Kote she seems like a ray of sunshine. The more you speak to her you get a sense that she is a powerhouse of inspiration and ideas. That was exactly the energy that drew her to move to the “Big Apple”. Kote was born in Toronto and after being in the city for some time is officially a New Yorker. She studied at Parsons where she received an honorary certificate for The New School Social Change Movement and defines her artform as abstract expressionism.
Angela started her creative journey when she was only three years old, captivated by her artist father, Josef Kote, and all the colors he paints beautiful pictures with. Josef’s art is described as edgy romantic symphonies of light and color renown for his “dripping effect”. Inheriting understanding Angela’s work evokes her pure feelings and expressionism. Angela is able to evoke feelings in others through her work by painting in vivid colors, and often using distorted imagery in a manner that allows the viewer to have their own interpretation. This technique she says allows the viewer not to fully expose her message, which is often personal.