Andrea Kowch was born and raised in Michigan, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in 2009. Influenced by the work of American Masters and the Old Masters of the Renaissance, her paintings are best known for their rich symbolism, mood, and control of medium, leading her work to be described as "demonstrating a highly sensitive consciousness that informs a culturally laced symbolism.” The stories and inspiration behind her paintings stem from life’s emotions and experiences, resulting in narrative, allegorical imagery that illustrates the parallels between human experience and the mysteries of the natural world. The lonely, desolate American landscape encompassing the paintings’ subjects serves as an exploration of nature’s sacredness and a reflection of the human soul, symbolizing all things powerful, fragile, and eternal.
Andrea's ArtPrize Entries
These are Andrea's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.