Annette Cords

Contact Information

Phone: 917-301-8706

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Works on Canvas

Works on Paper

Artist's Statement

I see systems shaping our experiences in fluid and dynamic ways, both on a biological and technological level, and I am fascinated by the ways systems organize individual parts into a whole and generate structure. Inspired by the life and physical sciences and recent developments in technology, I investigate intersections of nature and technology, and the interdependent systems that underlie and connect them.

Selected Exhibitions

Diamond Days, Villa Rosenthal, Jena, Germany

KlangFarben (with Peter Vogel), Jenaer Kunstverein im Stadtspeicher, Jena, Germany

Turnarounds, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Cross-Coupling, Posie Kviat Gallery, Hudson, NY

Cross-Coupling, A x D Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Hidden Effect of Time, The Hall, Inliquid at the Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Cords / Brandhorst, Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany

Silke Nelius Art-Consulting, Essen/Bad Oldesloe, Germany

Paintings & Works on Paper, Galerie Klosterformat, Rostock, Germany

Parallel Passages, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
With Neil Jussila

Investigations of Language & Place, InLiquid at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
With Paul Fabozzi

Paintings & Collages, Büdnerei, Lehsten, Germany

tisch-lein-deck-dich, petriGalerie, Rostock, Germany

Network, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

Faculty Show, St. John’s University, Queens, NY (catalog)

InLiquid v.12, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

ArcheTime, The Great Room, New York University, New York, NY

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (catalog)

InLiquid Group Show, Society Hill Synagogue, Philadelphia, PA

RSVP, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

20 x 20, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, Canada

Allegories and Allegiances, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Philagrafika 2010, Bahdeebahdu Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Beyond the Fray – An Exploration of Visual Texture, Art Sites, Riverhead, NY

Fata Morgana, Dataport, Altenholz, Germany

URBN, Gallery 543, Urban Outfitters Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA

10 x 10, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Deutschland im Kasten, Werkhof, Kiel, Germany
Traveled to Galerie III, Schlossinsel Rantzau, Barmstedt, Germany

Aufbruch, Finanzministerium Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany (catalog)

Back to the Drawing Board, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY

Between the Lines, Artists Using Words, Art Sites, Riverhead, NY

As Is, thedramaloft, New York, NY

Works on Paper Benefit, Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, NY

Penn Design, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)

Multisite, Dinter Fine Art, Project Room, New York, NY

Streichholz-Schactel-Utopie, IZET Innovationszentrum, Itzehoe, Germany

FlashPop, Location One, New York, NY

multiple choice, Elbeforum, Brunsbüttel, Germany

From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then & Now, Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, St. John’s University, New York, NY (catalog)

Hitoshi Nakazato Tribute Exhibiton, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA (catalog)

Texture, Arts + Literature Laboratory, New Haven, CT

1801 K Street, Public Art Project with Michael Steinberg Fine Art, Washington, DC

Immersion, The Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

American Drawing Biennial, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Momenta Art Benefit 2005, Momenta Art & White Columns, New York, NY

Specific Density, Borowsky Gallery, Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Miriam Seidel

Material Wellpappe, GEDOK-Atlierhaus, Lübeck, Germany

Fortuna, Innenministerium Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany
Traveled to Stiftung Landdrostei, Pinneberg, and Kulturzentrum Marstall, Ahrensburg (catalog)

InFiltration, Unfiltered Fringe, sponsored by InLiquid, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Show, Chung-Cheng Gallery, St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Abstractions, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Penn MFA Alumni Exhibition, Kroiz Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

New Directions ’02, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

U.S. Artists Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
With Pentimenti Gallery

Ideal Abstraction, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Momenta Art Benefit 2002, Momenta Art & White Columns, New York, NY

Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY
Traveled to Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, and Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Kleine Formate, Sperl Galerie, Potsdam, Germany

Collaborative Fusion, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Kunst aus Pinneberg, Stiftung Landdrostei, Pinneberg, Germany

Local/Global 2000, A-1/Lab Art Space, Knoxville, TN

Works on Paper, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University, Decatur, IL

Familiar Strangers, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

Border to Border 7, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Drawings, G.W. Einstein Gallery, New York, NY

Artist's Bibliography

Rice, Robin, “Magic Number,” Philadelphia City Paper, July 27, 2010

Hoban, Phoebe, “All That’s Solid Melts Into Air,” Exhibition Catalog, USA, 2008, p. 4

“Critics Pick,” Time Out New York, December 18, 2008, p. 94

Lovelace, Carey, “Girls, Girls, Girls,” Art in America, June/July 2007, p. 91

Goodrich, John, “From the Inside Out,” New York Sun, March 22, 2007

Rosenberg, Susan, “From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then & Now,” Exhibition Catalog, USA, p. 2, 13

Hoffman, Hank, “Text Messaging,” Blogspot, September 15, 2006

Rosof, Libby, “Density Squared,” artblog, January 17, 2005

Woldsen, Inken, “Fortuna,” Exhibition Catalog, Germany, 2004, p. 4, 12-13

Strauss, R.B., “Pentimenti shows Ideal Abstraction,” West Chester Weekly, October 5, 2002, p. C7

Condon, Elisabeth, “Fusion,” NY Arts Magazine, September 2001, p. 55

Strauss, R.B., “First Friday in Old City,” University City Review, September 2001, p.19

Bessert, Erle, “Kunst aus Pinneberg,” Exhibition Catalog, Germany, 2000, p. 6-7

Schilling, Siegfried, “Ausstellung in der Drostei,” Uetersener Nachrichten, July 29, 2000, p. 11

Klein, Kuno, “Zwölf Pinneberger Künstler,” Hamburger Abendblatt, July 24, 2000, p. 3

Berry, William, “Border to Border 7,” Exhibition Catalog, USA, 1999, p. 7, 15

Awards and Honors

Change, Inc., Robert Rauschenberg Fellowship

New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship

GMDC Artist’s Grant

Gutman Center Residency

Posey Foundation Award

Teaching Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Fine Arts Scholarship

Kathryn Cogswell Maule Art Opportunity Award

Adelaide Caroll Johnson Art Contribution Award

Lectures and Talks

Artist Talk, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Panelist, The Heart of your Life, The Life of your Art, New York Public Library, New York, NY

Artist Talk, Hudson Art Walk, Posie Kviat Gallery, Hudson, NY

Lecture, Color, Theory & Textiles, Department of Fine Arts, St. John’s University, New York, NY

Artist Talk, Department of Fine Arts, St. John’s University, New York, NY

Panelist, Making Art Work, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY

Visiting Artist, Department of Art, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

Principia College, Elsah, IL
BA, Studio Art and English