Andrea Cotton's work is about the repetitive, mundane and monotonous. Her practice fits within these parameters but the results are widely dissimilar. She employed the process of doodling and the necessity of counting and translated these tasks to the extreme, using monotony and ennui of prison life (witnessed as a teacher within an institution) into pieces of artwork that raise questions and demand a new look at what exactly goes on in such places.She strives to convert everyday data into accessible pieces that, as well as being of immediate appeal, will also raise questions. Cotton's work is about obsession, particularly when born out of boredom or institutionalisation, and the processes in which such circumstances arise.
Andrea Cotton completed her Masters at Liverpool John Moores in 2010. She was included in 6&7 at Oriel Mostyn in 2008 and the Oriel Open at Oriel Davies. She has had solo exhibitions at Gallery Oldham and Kirkby Gallery, near Liverpool.