Andrea Allegrone

Andrea Allegrone

Stockbridge, GA, United States

About Andrea Allegrone

I have shown in various places some including: Chelsea, NY; Manhattan, Sacramento; Chicago, Beaumont, TX; Ewing, NJ; Winston-Salem, NC; Lenox, MA; Providence, RI; Jacksonville, and Norfolk, VA to Jekyll Island, GA. I placed with a Prize of Excellence, Award of Distinction at Art Addiction’s 2007 Medial Biennial and will exhibit in the Biennale Chianciano 2009. My art has appeared in several international juried publications and has a cover painting of the hardcover 2003 edition of New Art International. My favorite solo exhibition, Environments, was in Norfolk, VA from April 12-May 24th 2008. In Atlanta, 2011, I was the solo artist in the Forum Gallery at Defoor Center which was a part of a larger show, “Spring Rites.”

In June, 2012 I was part of the Art Takes Times Square Billboard Exhibition which was exciting. I always wanted my art to be on a billboard. I am continually asked to show abroad for exhibitions as well as nationally. But, I consider the expenses of showing vs the prospect of selling and exposure online.

Here is my current artist statement:

There exists an element of “the unknown” during the painting process that is integral to my drive to paint. My work is often created by combining stained abstract layers with more representational forms, which involve brush strokes. I like to combine abstract stain with realism and/or pop inclusions. Natural, cyclical themes have been a constant in my art throughout the years. Some of my recurring themes include: Changing Environments/Atmospheres, Spirit Animals, Dreams, and recently States of Being.
I probe my canvas journeys through successive layers of paint and other media (like sand). In a cartographic manner, the concept transfers to physical form on the canvas. Maps are continually being reconstructed according to geologic time and recent history. A painting or drawing is constantly evolving or being “rerouted.” It is a mapping process. Often, the artists will start a drawing (whether it becomes a painting, an under-painting, or not (or whether it is drawn with a paint brush like a preliminary outline)) lightly and redraw, or “remap” the area according to development. There is also an internal and subconscious journey taking place. I do employ or tap into a certain amount of automatism.
If my paintings are representational, the “mapping” process happens with a brush and the outlines are painted. I don’t understand the need to use a pencil on the canvas. When I do draw on paper, I also embrace the bold method of preferring ink without a pencil drawing underneath. I enjoy working with the “accident.” The word, “mapping” seems appropriate for me since it does seem choppy or segmented. I paint when I can and my time is segmented. I usually have several paintings going at once until one or two of them obsess me. There is always one that I am more interested in unless it is small and part of a series. I go through a hate-love period with most paintings that are not planned beforehand. I initially will hate the first couple of layers. Days or hours later, I’ll think of something to do with these layers in order to transform them. Some of my favorite paintings like the triptych, Fields of Grass, I did not like at first. It was strange looking. Yet, I let the initial layers dry and worked with them.
I have a lot of thematic ideas. Needing to make these ideas come to life on canvas or even on paper is the drive. Taking the ideas seriously and finding the time and space to store them all is the challenge. I am not fond of painting photo shoots but it is part of this process. The mountain is there. It must be mapped. The paintings are there and they must be photographed.


Education

BFA Rhode Island School of Design Illustration
MFA Bradley University, Painting

Events

Publications:
2012 Art Takes Times Square, hardcover book
based on digital group exhibition at Times
Square, June 18th
2008 Trends - 136 Contemporary Artists (Masters
of Today Global Collection) hardcover, 978-
91-89685-17-8
2007 The Artists Contact: Contemporary Global
Art book by World of Art Magazine
2005 NY Arts Magazine, China Arts, Art Fairs
International: (Sept./Oct.) issues
2003 New Art International Cover painting (only
hardcover book) and representation within
2001 Direct Art #5 (NY international magazine)
2000 Manhattan Arts International (July/August)
Award winner/ ninth annual competition
(magazine)

Exhibitions

2019 New website creation
2019-15 Nomination to the 2015 Palm Art Award
2015 New website creation,
http://andreallegrone.com
2015 Trilogy Art Show, First Part of Show, Body
Red Door Gallery, Jan-March (Marietta,GA)
2014 Cover Art Exhibit, Artist Portfolio Magazine
(artistportfoliomagazine.com)
2014 Nine paintings sold
2013 Metro Montage, Marietta/Cobb Museum
Art, July-Sept (Marietta, GA)
2013 MTSU Small Works Exhibition Jan/Feb.
(Murfreesboro, TN)
2013 Educator Exhibition, Art Institute of Atlanta,
Jan-March (Atlanta, GA)
2012 Auction for Owen (Children with Leukemia),
Alan Avery Art Company, Oct. 5th
(Atlanta,GA)
2012 Art Takes Times Square, Group show on
digital
billboards at Times Square, June 18th, 7-11
pm (NY,NY)
2011 Solo Exhibition, Spirits of the Storm, The
Forum Gallery
at The Defoor Centre, mid-March – May
(Atlanta,GA)
2011 New website creation using Open
Software
http://andreaallegrone.com
2011 The Sketchbook Project:
http://sketchbookproject.com
2010 Off-The-Wall , November 19th (Moca GA,
Atlanta)
2010 Open Art of Telfair Art Fair November 12-14
(Jepson Center: Savannah, GA)
2010 Showcase winner on Artslant in MixedMedia
2010 Faculty Exhibit at Performing Arts Center,
August-Sept. (Jonesboro, GA)
2010 January, A Featured Artist on
myartspace.com (discontinued site now)
2009 Biennale Chianciano, Sept. 13-Sept. 27,
(Tuscany, Italy)
2009 Landfillart.org Project, traveling group show,
Marquis Art Gallery (Wilkes Barre, PA)
2008 Faculty Exhibit at Performing Arts Center,
August-Sept. (Jonesboro, GA)
2008 Art Gallery/ Lorrie Saunders (Norfolk, VA)
April-May (April 12-May 24) Environments
(solo)
2007 Medial Biennial: Prize of Excellence, Award
of Distinction (Art Addiction)
2007-6 JIAA (Jekyll, GA) fall-spring
2007-6 The Island House Gallery (Jekyll, GA)
2006 MIWAA exhibition, July (NY, NY)
2006-5 Artoteque's Global Art Annual, Works on
Display
2006-5 World of Art Magazine’s Award for Best in
Art and Creativity
2005 The Artists Gallery, summer (Virginia Beach, VA)
2005 Blue Skies Gallery, summer (Hampton, VA)
2005 http://andreaallegrone.com generation since February
2004 Café Muse and Jacksonville Art Walk
representation Downtown, May-June (Jacksonville, FL)
2004 ADSO’s 12th Annual Southeast Regional
Juried Fine Arts Exhibition
2004 Dimensions 2004, National JuriedExhibition,
April 22-May 22 (Winston-Salem, NC)
2004 National Drawing 2004, The College Art Gallery,
Feb. 25-March 31 (Ewing, NJ)
2004 Dishman Competition, The Dishman Art Museum,
Jan. 12-Feb. 24 (Beaumont, TX)
2004 Abstract Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery,
Jan. 9-Feb. 3 (Chelsea, NY, NY)
2003 December Small Works 2003, Limner Gallery
(Manhattan, NY, NY)
2003 Global ARTlook, International Juried Show, Sept./
Oct., Matrix Arts (Sacramento, CA)
2003 Fall Salon 2003, October, Limner Gallery
(Manhattan, NY, NY)
2003-2 Lenox Artisans Gallery, Gallery Closed September
2003 (Lenox, MA)
2000 Solo, Thesis Exhibition in December at Bradley
University
2000 Cabrini First Annual International Competition,
May 30-31 (Chicago, IL)
1998 Works in Progress at Bradley University (fall)
1998 Solo Exhibit, One World Café (Peoria, IL)
1996 Solo Exhibit, City Hall, summer (Pittsfield, MA)