Andrea Hersh is a painter and multi-media artist. Her work represents fragments of dreams, fantasies, moments in time. Her protagonists are part human, part vegetable. By insinuating these fanciful hybrids into precarious and toxic situations, she can explore themes of vulnerability, desire, greed, and industry gone awry.
After receiving her MFA at SUNY Albany in 2000 and graduating with a Distinguished MFA Award, Hersh had her first solo show at Gallery Boreas in October 2003 and had her second solo show in the spring of 2005. Since then her work has been shown both internationally and nationally for the past 12 years. She has been an artist in residence at Millay Colony in Austerlitz, New York and Boreas Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. Hersh received two Special Opportunity Stipends from The New York Foundation of the Arts and was a recipient of a NYFA prize in the category of Painting in 2004. Andrea Hersh lives and works in Slingerlands, NY. She has taught mixed-media, painting and drawing classes, as an adjunct professor for the past 12 years in and around the Capital District.