ANDREA MYERS BIO:
Andrea Myers, born 1979 in Kettering OH, USA, explores the space between two and three dimensionality, hybridizing painting, sculpture and fiber arts. She received her BFA in Printmedia in 2002 and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies in 2006 both from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Hyde Park Art Center, Evanston Art Center, Toledo Museum of Art, Art Prize, Art Miami, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Fiber Arts International, the Columbus Museum of Art, and coGalleries (Berlin, Germany). Current exhibitions include her first solo museum exhibition, Neon Speed, at the Textil und Rennsport Museum, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany and Pieced+Painted, a two-person exhibition with Galen Cheney at the Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas. She has participated in residencies at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, MI, A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University in New Orleans, Fortress Man Textile Symposium in Daugavpils, Latvia, the Textile Art Center in New York City, the Studios at MassMoCA and in 2018 traveled to Dresden, Germany for two months as part of the Greater Columbus Arts Council artist exchange program. Recent publications include TimeOut Chicago, the Boston Globe, New American Paintings, the Columbus Dispatch, and Cut Me Up Magazine issue 5.
Andrea was one of five 2011 Efroymson Fellowship recipients, receiving $20,000, and has also been awarded artist’s grants from the City of Chicago, the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She has work in the collections of Chase Bank, Capital One, Dayton Metro Libraries and Facebook offices in Chicago. She is represented by Hammond Harkins Gallery in Columbus, OH, GUT Gallery in Dallas, TX, McCormick Gallery in Chicago, IL and Galerie Klaus Braun in Stuttgart, Germany.
Currently she is Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Expanded Media at Kent State University at Stark in North Canton, OH and will be a Visiting Professor of Sculpture at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH in the fall of 2020.