Saturday, December 20, 2014

Art All Day

Last month, I participated in an open studios event in Trenton called Art All Day, organized by ArtWorks, Trenton's community art center. Since I don't have a studio in Trenton, I was connected with Segal LaBate Real Estate, a local business which opened its doors to local artists for the day. We had at least 100 visitors, and I enjoyed meeting everyone and discussing my prints. ArtWorks also organized an exhibit of one piece from each of the participating artists (see pics below).

Hanging my prints the night before

I showed my newest prints from my Look Inside series

The day of!

Powerful installation at the Art All Day exhibit by my friend Jamaila Hernandez

My framed print at the exhibition

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Human Brevity opening

Opening night! A great group came out to the Jersey shore yesterday to see our show, curated by ALE Curators (a collaboration of Liz Misitano, Elena Rodz and myself).

On view through Sept. 27th, 3-7pm Saturdays and Sundays.
More info at

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Human Brevity — opening Saturday Sept. 6

I am excited to announce that I have co-curated a show along with Elizabeth Misitano and Elena Rodz called Human Brevity, opening September 6th from 7-9pm at The Collective Art Tank in Asbury Park, NJ. The three of us had discussed curating a show together and out of many ideas, we decided on Human Brevity as the most intriguing and relevant. 

Below is an excerpt from our press release. Everyone is welcome to join us at the opening. All of the work shown will be available for purchase. 

ALE Curators is pleased to present Human Brevity: Contemplating Longevity in a World of Internet Memes, a group exhibition on view at The Collective Art Tank in Asbury Park, NJ from September 6 through September 27, 2014.

In the age of instantaneous messaging, constant updates on news feeds, disposable anything and everything, lives broken down into shorter and shorter segments, catering to our waning attention spans - the works in Human Brevity question whether the soul or the internet is the path to immortality.

Technology races forward, leaving the monuments of industrialization to wither as ironic shrines to greatness. Andrea Williams reinvigorates these ruins in her graphic prints. Her subject matter, the now defunct factories of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, ruminates on a geriatric America, its industrial strength like the atrophied muscles of an aging bodybuilder. In a similar vein, her newest series explores irregularities in the body. Her boldly colored linoleum prints ponder our physicality and its complex relationship as both protector and jailer of the soul.


Participating Artists:
Charis Carmichael Braun, Diana Corvelle, L.E. Doughtie, Benjamin Martins, Quentin McCaffrey, Michael Meadors, Liz Misitano, Kyrre Mogster, Elena Rodz, Rabecca Signoriello, Andrea M. Williams, Shawn Yu 

Opening September 6th at The Collective Art Tank, 529 Bangs Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
On view Saturdays and Sundays 3-7pm, and by appointment, through September 27th


Monday, August 25, 2014

Creating The Heart

Since learning how to make linocuts, I have begun developing a new body of work of prints and sculptures. It is about the interior space of the body, its function and fragility. These images stem from some medical issues I went through last year that made me think hard about the functioning of the body and its inevitable deterioration.

This work is experimental for me in many ways. I am carving and printing monotypes using multiple plates/colors to create many layers. I am using bold colors in a break from my usual palette. The mark-making is very satisfying; the physical act of carving an image is very different from painting. In the sculptures, I am building up and carving down into objects that are at once amorphous and defined.

I am representing something from inside that I know is there but cannot see, which in itself is a break from how I learned to make art.. through observation. I have been asking myself many questions.. how do we measure what we cannot see? How do we fight or accept the frailty of the body? How do we translate trauma?