About the Artist

Andrea Barnes is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Washington, DC.

Grounded in drawing, Barnes’ practice extends to include a range of exploratory paintings, collages, and mixed media pieces. Moving between bold colors and more subdued imagery, her work is reflective of her experiences and influenced by her curiosity about the intersection(s) of memory, music, natural science and other complex systems.

Barnes combines a variety of drawing and painting materials with printing and transfer techniques, incorporating personal symbols and seemingly out-of-context images, to create expressive multi-layered works. Found images include: maps, scientific illustrations, charts, photographs, numbers, and press type. Her intuitive process-driven approach results in collage-like ‘nonlinear’ narratives — imagined inner landscapes — inviting viewers to discover unexpected 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 throughout the U.S.