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

 

​EVENTS

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

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

 

​ART INSTALLATIONS & VIDEOS

2021 “Adrift”  (Video) 

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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 

2012  “Numina”, Grassroots Arts Space, 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", 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

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

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

2022   Exquiste 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

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

2013 - 2019  Cathedral Arts Festival, Gallery at Van Vorst Church, Jersey City, NJ

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 for "Not Medea", Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

1997 Assistant for Props, Shakespeare Festival, Drew University, Madison, NJ

1997 Set Painter for "The Wonder”, Lincoln Center Theater at Fordham University, New York City, NY

 

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 

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

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 Present - Broadfoot and Broadfoot - 819 Main St., Boonton, NJ

 

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