Born in England, Sue Coe came to the United States in 1972 and began work as an illustrator for the op-ed page of the New York Times. Since then she has contributed her drawings to The Nation, Entertainment Weekly, The Progressive, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and Artforum, among other publications, as well as authoring four books. She focuses on political and social systems and has brought into stark visual forms the violence of racism in the United States, famine in Africa, Apartheid, AIDS, and the atrocities of factory farming. Coe says she is able to pursue her artistic activism because she is an optimist. She believes that when wrongs are revealed to people, they will listen, contemplate the situations, and in many cases take action. Says Coe, "I couldn't do what I am doing if I believed otherwise."
This is a part of an Artist-In-Residence pilot program, sponsored by Parsons School of Art, Media + Technology, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The Curatorial Research Lab, The New School Art Collection, and the Illustration Program. School of Art, Media and Technology - http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/amt -
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