School of Visual Arts, New York City. Roy Lichtenstein scholarship award for excellence. School of Visual Arts and New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art, continuing education. Member, National Association of Women Artists.
Andrea Kelly's figure and landscape paintings explore the evolving nature of our relationships and the world around us, often in hyper-colors, giving the viewer a heightened awareness of light, form, and color. Born and raised in Bayside, New York, Andrea earned her B.F.A. at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She later began an intensive study of the human figure and anatomy, working closely with mentor and former professor from School of Visual Arts, James Kearns. This relationship continues to influence her attitude and fuel her fascination for the figure as an image that expands beyond the physical and describes the connections between the physical world and emotional life. Teaching experience includes eight years of private workshop sessions for children and teens. As a visiting artist and guest speaker, she teaches figure drawing and classical painting techniques, and presents lectures on various art history subjects at schools and art associations. She is currently an adjunct professor of drawing and design at County College of Morris in New Jersey.
Gallery Affiliations include The Griffin Gallery, Madison, New Jersey; SVA Gallery, New York, New York; Myhelan Cultural Arts Center, Long Valley, New Jersey, and Somerset Art association, Bedminster, New Jersey. Her work is represented in public and private collections in the United States.