Marc Cote teaches art at Framingham State College in Framingham, MA and is the Chairman of the Art and Music Department. He holds an MFA from the University of Connecticut and a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Marc currently lives in Framingham, Massachusetts.

 

"The images that I create have their roots in snippets of stories that I cull from children's tales, myths and fables, novels from past and present and my own personal experiences. Character development, the quirkier the better, has always fascinated me. I use physiognomy and gesture to depict characters in varying social stances. 

I'm interested in our secret, rarely revealed egos. Often in my prints, I try to simultaneously show our inner feelings and the outer visages that reflect or shelter those emotions. I want to capture the temporal nature of the person: confident, magnetic, animalistic, materialistic, giddy, downtrodden. I want to show the objects we desire and describe the manner in which we seek them."