The drawings in this series explore the patterns found in natural structures, such as the ribs and ridges of shells and the formations that make up ice crystals and those patterns that are constructed, such as sewing and crochet diagrams. I am exploring the shift between the organic and the man made, sometimes within the same piece.Created through repetitive mark making and color washes, each drawing surface alternates between the visible and the submerged, shifting between defined and obscured imagery.The images are isolated on the page, sometimes uneasily, as if they will break through their allotted space and bump into and over the edge, switching between stillness and motion.
Artist Bio / CV
Andrea Biller Group and Solo Shows 2011 “Built Up” John Fonda Gallery at Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD Collectanea at Lowercase Gallery, PA, Same Page at Lowercase Gallery 2010 John Fonda Gallery at Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD PS 1 Gallery Fundraiser, Iowa City, IA2009 John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, MD, "Shaking Sticks, the Backyard Quivers" Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster, 2008 PLACEmats” FREE DESIGN/Where Exhibitions, various sites Museum of Temporary Art, Germany, "Co-Lab", "Level Up", Lancaster PA , The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Atlanta, GA, The Space Windows Exhibit and Small Works show, Lancaster, PA 2007 "A Year", Lancaster PA2006 The Space Windows Exhibit, Lancaster PA,Small Works Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Group Show, Troupe and Co. Gallery, Lancaster, PA, 2005 “Telling Stories: The Narrative in Contemporary Art” Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, 2004 “Poem” The Demuth Foundation, Lancaster, PA “48 Pages” Installation, Spare Room, Baltimore, MD,Group Show, Troupe and Co. Gallery, Lancaster, PA,2002 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, 2001 Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA, 2000 Slide Exhibition, Viridian Artist Inc., NY, NYThree Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PAOhio River Arts Council Regional Competition, Kent State University, 1999 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA ,“5 and 1/2 Artists” Lancaster, PA, 1996 “ Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary”, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL,Group Show, Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Group Show, Kougeas Gallery, East Boston, MA,
Antonelli Institute of Art, Millersville University, BA
Other 2011- Co- Founder, Co- Curator Lowercase Gallery 2006 “A Drawing a Day for Lent” Web project,2006 postcards from the Edge, NY, NY, 2003 “A Drawing a Day for Lent” Web project, http://www.andreabiller.com, 2000 Nests: Sculpture project coordinator, various sites, Lancaster, PA