Andrea Packard

“In a world dominated by mass-produced imagery, I am fascinated by art that is multi-layered and complex.”

Born in 1963, Andrea Packard grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Swarthmore College, where she majored in English with a minor in Art History and received the Oak Leaf Award for outstanding leadership, scholarship and contributions to the community. She went on the study painting and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she earned a four-year Certificate, the William Cresson Memorial Traveling Scholarship, and eight other award for painting and printmaking. In 1994, she received tan M.F. A. from American University, Washington D.C., where she received both the Glassman award for painting and the Sacknoff award for sculpture.

She has presented her paintings, prints, sculptures, and mixed-media works in over sixty exhibitions throughout the United States. In 1989, she co-founded Protean Gallery, a cooperative gallery in Philadelphia, where she mounted solo and group exhibitions 1989-1993. She is also an alumna of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, More recently, she mounted four solo exhibitions at The Painting Center, in New York City (2003-2013). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at commercial and non-profit venues throughout the country including Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Lohin Geduld Gallery and The Bowery Gallery in New York, N.Y.; Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben Maine; the Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City, Md.; and Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.

Packard is also the recipient of residency fellowships which have enabled her to work at numerous creative communities, including the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Vermont Studio Center, and Chester Springs Studio. Her art works are held in the collections of various institutions including hose of the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pa.; Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Ark,; the Mann Center of the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.; Arco Inc.; and Rohm and Haas, Inc.

Since 1995, Packard has directed the List Gallery at Swarthmore College, where she has curated more than 110 exhibitions in a variety of media ranging from painting, ceramics, photography, and sculpture to conceptual installation. She has also edited and written essays for more than 35 exhibition catalogs and served as a juror, panelist, guest-curator, lecturer, and instructor at institutions such as The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, N.Y.; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; Ogelthorpe University Museum, Atlanta; the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.; and The American University, Washington D.C.

Learn more at Andrea Packard’s website.