Andrea Blum is an artist based in New york City who is Professor of Art /Combined Media at Hunter College/CUNY. In a March-April 2005 article in Parachute, Blum is quoted, “I would like my work to function as an agent to position and de-position.” Parachute goes on to frame Blum’s persistent interest in creating, “a tension, through the peculiar play of forces maintained by the private and social spheres, in each of her arrangements of architecture or furniture (buildings, houses, gardens and streets, but also libraries, offices, etc.) [She] instills everyday domestic activities (reading as if in your living room, stretching out as if on your couch) in public space.”
Blum was born in New York City and received her education at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts and the Art Institute of Chicago. She has built permanent projects in California, Ohio, Minneapolis, Wisconsin, and Boston, as well as France, the Netherlands, and England. The East 107th St. Recreational Pier is her first permanent project in New York City.