"Using Middle America as her muse, Kowch draws the history of a particular place -- invariably rural -- to the surface as it collides with a new reality in layers of metaphor and moodiness. The faces of her women may remind you of characters in a Tim Burton film."
--Steve Parks, Newsday
Friday, October 12, 2007
Jen, one of my good friends who joined Roman and me on this trip, and who frequently poses as the subject for many of my paintings.
Andrea Kowch (b.1986) was born in Michigan, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA from the College for Creative Studies. A winner of numerous regional, national, and international honors for her art, Andrea has had work exhibited in such places as Washington D.C.’s Capitol Hill and Corcoran Gallery of Art, New York City’s Diane von Furstenberg Gallery, and Miami’s Margulies Collection, before the age of twenty. She is also a 2005 award winner and alumna of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, an honor which ranks her among the top 2% of young American talent.
Having recently completed her third consecutive solo exhibition in New York, she now paints and exhibits full-time, and is featured in various publications and art annuals, including CMYK, American Art Collector, Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, and Newsday. She is represented by the Richard J. Demato Gallery in New York, and her works hang in public, museum, and private collections.