Biography

Andrea Hornick's work is informed by authority as evidenced by the history of painting, issues of collecting and reproduction, historiography, and post-feminism, and shamanism. She works primarily in painting and her work has taken the form of painting, video, text, and performance. Her paintings have the common thread of technical, formal and conceptual relationships to historical paintings. Her current work centers on the addition of animal spirit guides to old masters’ portraits in the form of altered reproductions, painting into existing 17 - 19 century copies, and works on paper inspired by old masters’ drawings. Text-based sound works and performance are woven throughout the work. Hornick divides her time between New York City and Philadelphia. She has shown extensively in New York and Los Angeles, most recently with Savery Gallery in Philadelphia. Upcoming, January 2017 she will have a one-person exhbit at the Barnes Foundation, and is included in several group museum exhibitions fall/winter 2016 - 2017 at Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College and Delaware Contemporary. David Krut Projects published a catalogue, Andrea Hornick Recent Work: 1460 – 1865 in 2009 for an exhibition with the same name. A 1999 publication, Andrea Hornick: works from 1779 – 1798 was published for an installation and performance of the same name. She currently teaches Fine Arts courses including Museum as Site: Critique, Intervention, and Production a course offered to visual studies, art history, and architecture graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at Barnard College, Oberlin College, Auckland University, and taught as a Museum Teacher at The Jewish Museum, The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, The Morgan Library, and the Museum of Natural History. She has been a visiting artist at Oberlin College and University of California at Davis. Hornick has a B.A. from Oberlin College and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.