Andrea Moreau

My drawings function as personal interpretations of political or commercial propaganda. I begin with imagery found on postage stamps or printed advertisements and, using the visual logic and graphic language of the image, I attempt to tease out a larger framework from which to consider it. Finished pieces often incorporate printed matter and cultural detritus, which gives them an immediate and tactile connection to the world of objects.

I am particularly interested in the postage stamp as a geographical artifact, and through my drawing process I attempt to learn something about a place by studying its official imagery and then creating a world beyond the borders of its fragmentary scenes. The finished drawings and paintings are a record of this study; they are a dialogue between the printed and the drawn, the official and the personal, the real and the imaginary. They are a metaphor for the way in which we conjure the places we hear about on the news and read about in books, using the tiniest pieces of information to construct a reality that most likely bears little resemblance to any actual place.

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Education

2003 - 2005 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

MFA in Painting and Drawing

1994 - 1997 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BFA in Painting

1993-1994 Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Honors and Distinctions­­

2014 NYFA Fellow in Drawing/Printmaking/Book Arts

2013 Inclusion in White Columns Artists Registry

2006 Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellow

2006 Inclusion in Pierogi Gallery flat files, Brooklyn, New York

2005 Inclusion in the Drawing Center Slide Registry, New York

2005 Fergus-Gilmore Memorial Scholarship

2005 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award Nominee

2004 Fergus-Gilmore Memorial Scholarship

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Andrea Moreau: Drawing out a Narrative, The Wakeley Gallery at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois
2007 Remote Spaces: Recent Works on Paper by Andrea Moreau, University Center Gallery, University of Alabama, Huntsville

Group Exhibitions
2019 Lost and Found:Deb Davidovits and Andrea Moreau, Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, New York
2019 Contemporary Artists, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
2019 Still Still Moving, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, New York
2018 Here and There:Selections from the Under-Recognized Artist Awardees, Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
2018 Catherine Welshman, Margot Kingon, and Andrea Moreau Perform Feats of Derring-Do, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, New York
2018 Peculiar Rarities, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
2017 Innovator and Activist Visual Artists: SUNY Celebrating NYFA Fellowships, SUNY Orange, Middletown, New York
2016 Re-Constructed, McKinsey and Company, curated by David Terry for NYFA, New York City
2016 Winter Exhibit, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
2014 Stamp, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, New York
2014 Holy Cow, Fresh Window, Brooklyn, New York
2013 Forgotten Dreams, Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon, New York
2013 Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn
2012 Summer Blues, Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon, New York
2012 Gaps, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, New York
2012 Some Girls of Beacon, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, New York
2010 Human Scale, NurtureArt Gallery, Brooklyn
2008 Pierogi Gallery’s traveling flatfile, Leipzig, Germany
2007 Wunderkammer, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York
2007 Out of Me, Out of You, Subdivision Art, Long Island City, New York
2007 Double Vision, Shift Studio, Seattle, Washington
2006 Snap! Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky
2005 New Faculty and Visiting Lecturers exhibition, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2005 Green, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 Emerging Artists, Wheeler Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2005 A Century of Friendship, 2-person MFA exhibition with Michael Green, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2004 The Ohio Art League’s Fall Juried Exhibition, The Columbus Museum of Art
1999 Jim Houser, Andrea Moreau, Jason Tranchida, Tiverton Four Corners Center for the Arts, Tiverton, Rhode Island
1998 Away from the Pond, Silver Spring Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island