ABOUT

photo by Randy Stanley 

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Andrea Brookhart has been playing with images and words all her life. Drawing and painting, photography, writing poetry, and storyboarding and animating short videos are all parts of her body of work. 

Andrea earned a BFA in Painting at the University of Kansas, where she studied with Roger Shimomura. Landscape and cityscapes were her primary subjects. Upon graduating, she was awarded the Lockwood Scholarship for excellence in painting.

 

After college, while still painting and taking pictures, Andrea supported herself by working in a canning factory, roofing houses, and creating package designs for an ice cream carton printer. For eighteen years, Andrea was a multimedia artist and animator at Hallmark, Inc. There, she created over 350 original and licensed, web-based, video animations. For this work, she also edited or created original sound and music, and encoded them all for video playback in different formats for the web.

Fine art influences include the American painter, Richard Diebenkorn, who traveled between figurative and abstract painting in his career. Of particular interest to Andrea is the way his compositions fit together, and the painterly qualities of his mark-making.

 

Andrea continues her work as a fine artist and has shown her work at various venues, including Edition One Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, 7 E. 7 Gallery of Lawrence, KS, and Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, MO. Her work is in private collections around the US.

Exhibits and publishing of photography include: 

  • Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, Members Show, Urban and Wild, KCMO, “Urban and Wild” - 2019

  • Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, Members Show, Juried, Kansas City Artist's Coalition, KCMO, “Current Work” - 2017​ 

  • Edition One Gallery, Group Show, Juried, Santa Fe, NM “Disappearing World” - Summer 2017

  • Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, Members Show, 2016 Main, Kansas City, MO “4 x 4” - 2017

  • Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, Members Show, Albrecht-Kemper Art Museum, St. Joseph, MO “Sense of Place” - 2017

  • Photography for Folk Alliance International Conference, KC, MO - 2017

  • Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, Members Show, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO “4 x 4” - 2016

  • Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, Members Show, Juried, Haw Contemporary Gallery, Kansas City, MO “Current Work” - 2016​ 

  • Edition One Gallery, Group Show, Juried, Santa Fe, NM “Heart” - 2016

  • American Society for Media Photographers, “Road Show” Traveling - 2015

  • I-70 Review”, Front and Back covers - 2015

  • Photography for Folk Alliance International Conference, KC, MO - 2015

  • Photography for Folk Alliance International Conference, KC, MO - 2014

  • I-70 Review”, Front and Back covers - 2014

  • “Kansas City Voices” Publication, Juried, Whispering Prairie Press, Summer - 2014

  • ​Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Group Show, Juried, Kansas City, MO “Voices”​- 2014

  • Kansas City Business Journal, photography coverage, Folk Alliance International Conference - 2014

  • The Writer’s Place Gallery, Solo show, “Meditation on Place”  Kansas City, MO  - 2012

  • ​Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Group Show, “It's Personal” Kansas City, MO ​- 2011

  • The Writer’s Place Gallery, Solo show, Kansas City, MO “50 Photos - On the Road, A Tribute to Jack Kerouac” - 2007

Exhibits and awards for painting include: 

  • 7 East 7 Gallery, Lawrence, KS, Solo Show, “Kansas Landscape and Cityscapes" - 1982

  • The Jewish Community Center, Kansas City, MO, Two person show - 1982

  • 7 East 7 Gallery, Lawrence, KS, Group Show - 1981

  • “Women Artists ‘77, Kansas City Regional Show,’’ Miriam Schapiro, Juror, UMKC Pierson Hall Gallery, Award Winner - 1977

  • Recipient of Lockwood Scholarship for excellence in painting by graduating senior, University of Kansas - 1976

WHAT ANDREA SAYS

“Photography is like baseball. It’s hard to do well, it’s insanely fun, and sometimes you get a really good hit.”