ANDREA MCKENNA

andrea@andreamckenna.com

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

2003 – 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 2021 ESKFF - Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at Mana Contemporary, NJ

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 "The Banished Immortals", Broadfoot & Broadfoot, Boonton, NJ

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

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

2013 “Urban Abstraction”, Gia Gelato & Café, Jersey City, NJ

2012 “Numina”, Grassroots, Jersey City, NJ

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

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

1997 “Primal Guardians”, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, 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", Eonta Space, Jersey City, NJ

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

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

2012 “Admitted”, Mary Benson Gallery, Jersey City, 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

2021 "The Empowering: A Social Justice Exhibition", Pro Arts at 150 Bay, Jersey City, NJ

2016 "Under The Influence", Village West Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2015 "Woman Up", Conception Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2015 "Brink", Conception Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2015 Cathedral Arts Festival, Jersey City, NJ

2014 Kaya Arts, New York City, NY

2013 “Andrea Who”, LITM, Jersey City, NJ

2013 Cathedral Arts Festival, Gallery at Van Vorst Church, Jersey City, NJ

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

2008 “Glimpse into the Creative”, La Galerie dub el Event, New Vernon, NJ

1998 “20 Artists”, Lena DiGangi Gallery, Totowa, NJ

1994 “Divine Visions”, Sea Cliff Gallery, Long Island, NY

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

EVENTS

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

ART INSTALLATIONS

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

2015   Art Walk - "Doll Dreams", Art Factory, Paterson NJ

2014 “American Sections” – Mural in lobby of 187 Washington Ave., Nutley, NJ

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

SET DESIGN

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

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

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

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

2016 Set Designer for "The Addams Family", at The Historic Loews Theater, Art House

Productions, Jersey City, NJ

2015 Set Designer for "James & the Giant Peach", Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

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

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

2012 - 2016 Assistant Designer for Snow Ball Gala, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

1997 Shakespeare Festival, Drew University, Madison, NJ

1997 The Wonder”, Lincoln Center Theater at Fordham University, New York City, NY

CURATORIAL

Spring 2018 - present Art House Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Spring 2013 – 2017 Gia Gelato Café – Quarterly Art Exhibitions

Spring 2012 Digable Art Festival – Monroe Center, Hoboken, NJ

PUBLICATIONS

2021 JC Times online review of "The Empowering" at 150 St, Jersey City, NJ

2020 EverythingJerseyCity.com Blog interview for "Commit to Memory" at Eonta Space, Jersey

City, NJ

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

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

2019 News 12 coverage for the Dec JC Fridays exhibit at Art House Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2019 News 12 coverage for the curation of "Pride: Raids to Parade" exhibit at Art House

Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2019 "Jersey Journal" Interview for "Pride: Raids to Parades" Exhibit, Jersey City, NJ

2017 "Megazine", Artist Feature, Online Publication

2017 River View Observer, Hudson County, NJ

2016 Beautiful Bizzare Magazine, Online

2014 / 2012 / 2013 The Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ

1998 “Enterprise Pilot”, Oyster Bay, Long Island

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

1995 The Star Ledger, New Jersey

1994 The Exhibitioner”, New York City Gallery Publication, Fall and Summer editions

GALLERY TALKS & LECTURES

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

1997 Franklin Lakes Presbyterian Church Gallery, NJ, Q&A “Unleashed” Exhibit

RADIO / TV / ONLINE INTERVIEWS

2020 Conception Events: Coffee with Artists, Facebook Live

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

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

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2017 to 2019 - Broadfoot and Broadfoot - 819 Main St., Boonton, NJ