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ANDREA MCKENNA

andrea@andreamckenna.com

@andreamckenna19

2018 - Present       Gallery Director for Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ 

2014 – 2017           Co-Owner/Operator of The Raven Gallery & Boutique, Jersey City, NJ

2008  - Present      Sole Proprietor of Videre Decorative Arts

1999 – 2008           Freelance Decorative Painter / Faux Finisher

 

EDUCATION 

2014                       Rising Tide Business Academy, Spring Semester

1988 - 1992           School of Visual Arts, New York City, BFA in Illustration

 

RESIDENCIES

Spring 2022, 2023 IN7 -  Creating an Experimental video in 7 days, Gardenship Art, Kearny, NJ

Spring 2021 ESKFF - Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at Mana Contemporary, NJ

ART FAIRS​

Art Fair 14C - 2023 Exhibitor - Liberty State Park, NJ 

Art Fair 14C - 2022 Exhibitor - Jersey City Armory, Jersey City, NJ

Art Fair 14C - 2021 Exhibitor - Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

Art Fair 14C - 2020 Exhibiting with Art House Gallery -  Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, NJ

Art Fair 14C - 2019 Exhibiting with 107 Bowers - Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, NJ 

 

SHORT FILMS 

2023 "Alchemy Rising"

2022 "Elysian Fields" 

2021 “Adrift” Nominated for best cinematography / Brightside Film Festival 2022

​ART INSTALLATIONS

2018 “The Sewing Room”, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

2015  "Dolls House", Art Factory, Paterson NJ

2014  “Bird Dreams”, Art Factory, Paterson, NJ

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023  "DISINTEGRATION", Art House Gallery, Curated by Lucy Rovetto, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ 

2022  "In The Undercurrent", Showcase at Mission 50, Hoboken, NJ 

2018  "The Banished Immortals", Broadfoot & Broadfoot Fine Art Gallery, Boonton, NJ

2017  "Learning to Be Lost", LITM, Jersey City, NJ

2015  "Blood Work", LITM, Jersey City, NJ 

1999  “Primal Guardians”, Limelight, New York City, NY

1997  “Unleashed”, Presbyterian Church of Franklin Lakes, Franklin Lakes, NJ

1995  “Mask Confusion”, Lena DiGangi Gallery, West Paterson, NJ

1994  “Exit Soul”, Sea Cliff Gallery, Long Island, NY

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020  "Commit to Memory: The Precipice of Extinction", Curated by Bayard, Eonta Space, Jersey City, NJ

2014  "Obscure Passages", 313 Gallery. Jersey City, NJ

2013  “Minimalist Abstracts”, Wade Maxx Gallery, Upper Montclair, NJ

2011  “Pattern & Patina”, Skyclad Gallery, Boonton, NJ

 

JURIED EXHIBITONS

1995  “Works on Paper”, National, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1994  “The Exhibitioner”, National, Sea Cliff Gallery, Long Island, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023  "Emerge", Curated by Laura Bonas Palmer, Akwaaba Gallery, Newark, NJ

2023  "Materiality", Curated by Donna Rae Kessinger, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ

2023  "Women Celebrate Women", Curated by Yvonne Lamar Rodgers, El Barrio's Art Space PS 109, NY, NY

2022  "Equinox", Produced by Pro Arts, Curated by Dorie Dahlberg, ART150 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2022  "Resilient 2", Produced by Pro Arts, Curated by Ivy Brown, ART150 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2022   Curator's Choice, Produced by Pro Arts, Curated by Audra Lambert, Casa Colombo, Jersey City, NJ

2022  "Of Women, By Women: Strength in Vulnerability", Curated by Kathy Imlay, Spiro Harrison, Montclair, NJ

2022   Exquisite Corpse", Curated by Tina Maneca, Firmament Gallery at Nimbus Art Center, Jersey City, NJ

2021  "Women Celebrate Women", Curated by Yvonne Lamar Rodgers, El Barrio's Art Space PS 109, NY, NY

2021  "Aliens, Bigfoot & The Edge of the World", Hamilton St. Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ

2021  "The Empowering", Curated by Danielle Scott, Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Bay St. Jersey City, NJ

2016  "Under The Influence", Curated by Robinson Holloway, Village West Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2015  "Woman Up", Curated by Rachel Wilkins, Conception Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2015  "Brink", Curated by Rachel Wilkins, Conception Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2014   Kaya Arts, New York City, NY

2012  “Heavenly Bodies”, Skyclad Gallery, Boonton, NJ

1998  “20 Artists”, Curated by Lena DiGangi. Lena DiGangi Gallery, Totowa, NJ

1994  “Divine Visions”, Curated by Robyn Bellospirito, Sea Cliff Gallery, Long Island, NY

1992  “Illustrators”, SVA Galleries, School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY

 

SET DESIGN

2017 - Present, Lead Designer for Snow Ball Gala, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ 

2018 Lead Set Designer, "Not Medea", Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

2018 Lead Set Designer, "Cabaret", St Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ

2017 Lead Set Designer, "The Drowsy Chaperone”, St. Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ 

2016 Lead Set Designer, "The Addams Family", Historic Loews Theater, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ 

2015 Lead Set Designer, "What Lurks", St Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ 

2015 Lead Set Designer, "House of Atreus", Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS 

2020  EverythingJerseyCity.com Interview: "Commit to Memory”, Eonta Space, Jersey City, NJ

2020  Jersey Journal interview: "Commit to Memory" exhibit, Eonta Space, Jersey City, NJ

2020  JC Times online review: ”Commit to Memory" exhibit, Eonta Space, Jersey City, NJ

2020  Conception Events: Coffee with Artists, Facebook Live

2019  News 12, "Pride: From Raids to Parades" Curator spot 

2017  "Megazine", Artist Feature, Online Publication

2016  Beautiful Bizzare Magazine, Online

1998  Lecture & Presentation at Dr. Stella Russell’s Studio, Oyster Bay, NY

1998  “Art in the World” Series, WHPC 90.3 FM, Long Island, NY

1996  “Present Tense: Writing and art by Young Women”, CALYX Books, 20th Anniversary        

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2017 to 2020 - Broadfoot and Broadfoot - 819 Main St., Boonton, NJ

 

EVENTS

Flea Market Flip - 2019 - Winner of Episode 21, Season 13 

TEACHING ARTIST

2020 Summer Program at Art House Productions, Intro to Art, Ages 12 to 15, Jersey City, NJ

2020 Adult Education in Art at St. Joseph’s for the Blind, Jersey City, NJ 

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