In her paintings, Andrea Morganstern creates abstract forms that fuse human animal and plant elements. Small recurring specks are used as building blocks in order to evoke the impermanent nature of all things in the physical world and its continual cycle of creation and dissolution. Recurring patterns in nature are a major inspiration, such as that which appears in tree branches, neurons and river networks. The imagery plays with micro vs macro and can alternately suggest the view under a microscope or through a telescope.
Morganstern’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, NY, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Pontiac, MI, the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts, the George Segal Gallery at Montclair University, and the Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston. In New York City her work has been exhibited at Kimberly Venardos & Co., Winkleman Gallery, the Ground Floor Gallery, Artists Space and Capla Kesting Fine Art. Her paintings are in numerous collections, including the Masterworks Museum of Art in Bermuda and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, MO. Morganstern was born in New York City and studied at The School of Visual Arts and the New York Academy of Art. She lives and works in New York City.
2016 AZULE, Hot Springs, NC
2011 Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Fisher Gallery, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT
2004 Kimberly Venardos & Co. New York, NY
2003 Makor Gallery, New York, NY
1997 MBM Gallery, New York, NY
1996 MBM Gallery, New York, NY
2020 Upcoming: Environment and Book Art, curated by Beata Szechy, Bartok 1 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Deep Blue See, curated by Krista Scenna, Ground Floor Gallery, Artsy Online Exhibition
2019 Fractured Realities, curated by Danielle Dygert, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL PDF
Dare Small, curated by Sabrina Puppin and Joonhyun Hwang, Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Still Life, curated by Jill Connor, Artsy Online Exhibition
2017 Solar Flair: Celestial Bodies in Motion, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph, MO
New and Now, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
2016 Trending, Contemporary Art Now! Projected slide show; curated by Elizabeth K. Garvey, Target
Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2015 Summer Exhibition, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Petroleum Paradox, curated by Eleanor Heartney, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
2012 Plastic Fantastic, curated by Catherine D. Anspon, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX
On the Threshold, curated by Michele L’Heureux, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
Foodies, curated by four famous foodies, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2010 Nonsense, curated Jill Wickenheisser, City Without Walls Gallery, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ
Lucid Directions, Photographic Surrealism, curated by Alison Carey, Richmond Center for Visual Arts,
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Some Creatures: A web-only exhibition, curated by Stephen Perloff, The Photo Review.
2009 Continuum, George Segal Gallery, curated by Patterson Sims, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
GE's 3rd Annual Women's History Month Art Exhibition, GE Corporate Headquarters, Fairfield, CT
2008 Passion for Pixels, curated by Bruce Deitrick Price, The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
2007 Metro25, curated by Heather Darcy, Erin Donnelly and Carlo McCormick, City without Walls, Newark, NJ
The Seed Project, curated by David Cohen, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Transcending Everyday Reality, curated by Kim Keever, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, NY, NY
Native Spirit, curated by David Gibson, Supreme Trading Annex Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005 What I Did With My Summer Vacation, Capla Kesting Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Selections, Kimberly Venardos & Co. New York, NY
The Clothesline Show, ABC No Rio, New York, NY
1998 Documenta USA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Pontiac, MI
1997 MBM Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Art Initiatives, Tribecca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Stepp, Lauren, “Nonprofit promotes art and fellowship on Bluff Mountain”, MountainXpress, February 16. PDF
2016 Garvey, Elizabeth K, "Trending, Contemporary Art Now!" Exhibition Catalog, Jan 23.
Studio Visit Magazine, Winter, 2016. Curated by Mary M. Tinti.
2015 Artists to Look Out For, Volume II. By Starry Night Programs.
2012 Glentzer, Molly, "Plastic is Fantastic Concept," Houston Chronicle, September 28. PDF
Heartney, Eleanor, “Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?” Exhibition Catalog, May 24
Barone, Meg, "'Foodies' nourishes visual and visceral senses at Westport Arts Center", Westport News, September 15. PDF
Lomuscio, James, "Foodies", Westport Now, September 14.
Coatsworth, Gabi, “Creating a Story in 3D”, A Writer’s Life in Fairfield County Blog, November 1. PDF
2011 Stagis, Julie, The Hartford Courant, August 31.
2009 Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 3, Spring, 2009.
2007 Artworld Digest, “Seed: A Printed Exhibition“. Curated by David Cohen.
2004 Hrbacek, Mary, “Art Review: Andrea Morganstern, Kimberly Venardos & Co.,” TheNewYorkArtWorld.com, March PDF
Mullarkey, Maureen. “Andrea Morganstern: Nature's Pulse,” artcritical.com, the online magazine of art and ideas, March
New American Paintings, Book L, Vol. 9, #1. Curated by Rachel Rosenfeld Lafo.
Mullarkey, Maureen, “Gallery Going: Andrea Morganstern, Kimberly Venardos & Co.,” The New York Sun, February 26 PDF
1997 New American Paintings, Book X, Vol. 2, #4. Curated by Ivan Karp.
Albrecht-Kemper Musum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
Masterworks Museum of Art, Bermuda
West End Capital Management
Numerous private collections
1996-98 New York Academy of Art
1992-95 School of Visual Arts
1989 Cornell University, B.A.