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Andrea Kowch

Artist Statement

"Inspired by memories, inner emotions, history, and my fascination with nature and the human psyche, the stories behind my 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."


Born in Detroit, Michigan, Andrea Kowch graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA from the College for Creative Studies. Her highly acclaimed paintings garner multiple Best of Show awards in juried exhibitions of national and international caliber, and she exhibits full-time in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries, including the RJD Gallery, London and Rome’s Dorothy Circus Gallery, the Muskegon Museum of Art, where her solo retrospective Dream Fields debuted in 2013, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, ArtPrize, Art Basel Miami, the Los Angeles Art Show, ArtHamptons, and SCOPE NYC, who, in 2012, named Kowch one of the top 100 emerging artists in the world. She is also regularly featured in and on the front covers of several national and international publications. Kowch’s works can be found in both public and museum collections, such as the R.W. Norton Art Gallery Museum, of the R.W. Norton Art Foundation, Muskegon Museum of Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Northbrook Library in Northbrook, Illinois, and in significant private collections worldwide. Kowch resides and works in Michigan and New York. She is represented exclusively by the RJD Gallery. Andrea served as a juror for The Bennett Prize 1.0.