Andrea Barnes is a Washington, DC artist working in drawing, painting, and mixed media.

Primarily an abstractionist, Barnes creates a range of exploratory and imaginative works – from bold colors to subdued images – that are reflective of her experiences and influenced by her interests in science, music, and the process of memory.

Her contemporary multi-layered works combine a variety of drawing and painting media with personal symbols and out-of-context images. These include: maps, scientific illustrations, charts, photographs and press type. Her intuitive process-driven approach results in collage-oriented nonlinear narratives meant to invite new associations and connections.

Barnes holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Colgate University and studied Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts and the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Her work has been shown extensively on the East Coast and is included in numerous private collections.