“Pretty brutal” is how artist Paul Coté describes the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on his family. His dad, a WWII Veteran of the United States Air Force, and three of his sisters had or are still living with Alzheimer’s. “It’s a family wipeout.”
Coté has become an advocate for scientific research by using his brand of abstract expressionism to raise awareness and funds for the disease. On March 8, 2019, Coté conducted a live painting performance, during which he created ten completely original canvases for auction, with all proceeds to benefit Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Over $10,000 was raised. Cure & Coté was generously co-hosted by advertising agencies Allen & Gerristen and Proper Villians.
Coté’s work has been exhibited locally and nationally and can be found in the public collections of The Smithsonian, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Memory and Aging Unit of Butler Hospital, as well as a myriad of private collections.