Artist Statement
To create art, it became necessary for me to “get free” from the literal and embrace the unexpected. To experiment with any materials that the art may demand and to accomplish this without compromising the quality of the work. For many years I have explored the tension and harmonies between abstraction and realism in a variety of media. Perhaps I use these presumed contradictions to fuel my creative response to relationships with our natural world and with each other. By using symbolic natural images among an opus of shapes, lines and colors I try not to simply reproduce these objects and their environment but to respond to the inner reaction they evoke.

The degree to which abstraction shares the focus of each painting is controlled by my inclination to experiment with color, texture and movement. And for me, the contrasting styles allow me to take advantage of my technical skills and the freedom to follow my intuition.

-Andrea Huppert

A native of Baltimore born in 1948, Ms. Huppert has studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, The Towson Fine Art School, Harford Community College and independently with a variety of professional instructors.

She began working traditionally in oils but eventually changed her focus to watercolor. Ms. Huppert began exhibiting her watercolors professionally in 1984 and continued to do so for twelve years. During this time she gained acceptance into many juried competitions and has won numerous awards. She was an active member of several watercolor societies and helped establish and run a cooperative gallery in Baltimore for four years.

In 1996 she began to destroy and re-purpose unresolved watercolor and acrylic paintings adding layers of collage. These collages evolved into wall-hung dioramas incorporating painted papers and fabric, found objects and small sculptural elements. The focus of her work was mainly nature and figures often portrayed in ambiguous ways which she continued to explore until 2003.

After an extended exhibition hiatus, she resumed two-dimensional painting in 2008 working primarily in acrylic enhanced with mixed media. This body of work was on exhibit at Fleckenstein Gallery in Baltimore for five years.

Ms. Huppert is currently painting in encaustic. Energized by the unpredictability and luminosity of this new medium she continues her artistic evolution.

1970-1983. Taught oil painting privately and through Balto. Co. Parks & Recreation
1984-1988. President, Watermark Gallery
1988-1990. Consultant, Katzenstein Custom Framing and Gallery
1991. Watercolor instructor, Mitchell School of Art
1991-2001. Independent Painting and Exhibition
1995-1998. Mural Painter, Valley Craftsmen, Ltd.
1999-2002. Independent Contractor- Murals and Custom Designs, Twin Diamond Studios
2002-2006. Andrea Huppert Fine Art, Murals and Custom Designs
2006-Present. Mural Painter Olney Decorative Painting

Mural Projects
While working for Valley Craftsmen, mural projects were completed for clients such as The U.S. Mint, Brooks Robinson, The Masonic Temple and Trump Marina Hotel Casino, N.J.

Commissioned Independent Murals
2001. AND U.S.A. Corporation, Baltimore, MD.
2002. Mercy Medical Center – Pediatric ER, Baltimore, MD.
2003. Ma Maison Assisted Living, Perry Hall, MD.
2004. St. Joseph Medical Center – NICU, Towson, MD.

Residential Murals (Short List)
2001. Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Marani, Baltimore, MD.
2002. Mr. & Mrs. Albert R. Marani, Wilson Pt., MD.
2003. Dr. & Mrs. Ira Fedder, Stevenson, MD.
2004. Dr. Carol Zaminsky, Lutherville, MD.
2005. Dr. & Mrs. Harvey Schonwald, Reisterstown, MD.
2006. Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Clemons, Perry Hall, MD.

Selected Exhibitions 
Jan 9 – Feb 27, “100 ARTISTS SHOW”, Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Mar 17 – Apr 16, “LOOSE THREADS” Group Show, MAXGallery, Baltimore, MD.
Aug 17 – Oct 16, “ANDREA HUPPERT: TENTATIVE NATURE”, One Person Show, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD.

Jan 10 – Feb 28, “100 ARTISTS SHOW”, Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Feb 5 – Mar 1, “SALONISTAS GROUP SHOW”, Hamilton Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Apr 4 – May 8, “ONE PERSON SHOW”, The Laughing Pint, Baltimore, MD.
Jun 6 – Jun 26, “TAC 8TH ANNIVERSARY JURIED EXHIBIT”, TAC Gallery, Towson, MD. (Juror: Deana Haggag)
Jun 27 – Jul 25, “THE BIG SHOW”, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD.
Sep 12 – Oct 31, “BLACK/WHITE AND COLOR”, Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Sep 18 – Oct 31, “15TH ANNIVERSARY INVITATIONAL”, Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

May 3 – Jun 22, “DELAPLAINE ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION”, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD. (Juror: Margaret Winslow)
May 17 – Jun 27, “TAC 7th ANNIVERSARY JURIED EXHIBIT”, TAC Gallery, Towson, MD. (Jurors: Cara Ober, Rene Trevino)
Dec 3 -Dec 20, “FROM CLOTH TO CLAY” Holiday Show, TAC Gallery, Towson, MD.

Jun 8 – Jul 26, “TAC 6TH ANNIVERSARY JURIED EXHIBIT”, TAC Gallery, Towson, MD. (Juror: Leslie King- Hammond) AWARD of MERIT
Jun 29 – Jul 31, “THE BIG SHOW”, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD.
Sep 14 – Oct 26, “NATURALLY INCLINED” Two Artist Show, Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, MD

May 11 – Aug 13, “TAC 5TH ANNIVERSARY JURIED EXHIBIT”, TAC Gallery, Towson, MD. (Juror: Jordan Faye Block) AWARD of EXCELLENCE

Apr 11 – May 18, “26TH ANNUAL ART ON PAPER JURIED EXHIBIT”, MFA Gallery, Annapolis, MD. (Juror: Linda Simmons, Corcoran Gallery of Art)

Feb20 -Mar 22, “NAMI FIRST ANNUAL MASK COMPETITION”, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore, MD. (Various Jurors) AWARD – Most Creative
Nov 7 -Dec 14, “OBSESSION, ADDICTION, PASSION” Juried Show, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. (Juror: Rebecca Hoffberger)

Sep 30 – Oct 31, “TWO ARTIST SHOW”, Pearl Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Feb 10 – Mar 15, “ONE PERSON SHOW,” Howard County Community College, Columbia, MD.

Sep 6 – Oct 3, “ONE PERSON SHOW,” Donna’s Café – Mt. Vernon, Baltimore, MD.
Jun 1 – Jun 30, “ONE PERSON SHOW”, Theatre Project Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Feb 7 – Mar 17, ”B.W.S. GROUP SHOW”, Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore, MD. (Juror: Carolyn Gawarecki), Honorable Mention.
Jan 14 – Feb. 25, “2000 VIEWS MILLENNIAL EXHIBITION”, Howard Co. Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD.

Sep. 28 – Oct. 30, “TRANSITIONS BIG SHOW ‘99″, Fells Pt. Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. Aug. 25 – Oct. 3, “GROUP SHOW”, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD.
May 5 – Jun. 27, “REALISM & BEYOND”,Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD.
Mar. 4 – Mar. 29, “LAUREL ART GUILD, OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION”, Montpelier Cultural Art Center, Laurel, MD. (Juror: Doreen Bolger) 2nd Place.

Dec. 14 – Jan. 25, “BALTIMORE: A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE”, City Hall Courtyard Galleries, Baltimore, MD.
Nov. 28 – Dec. 28, “GROUP SHOW”, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore, MD.
Nov. 8 – Dec. 31, “VISIONS SURREAL & SERENE”, Invitational, Pearl Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Sept. 28 – Oct. 25, “JOURNEYS 1998″, Adrian’s Book Café, Fells Point MD.
June 10 – July 10, “A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS IN MARYLAND – POWER OBJECTS IN THE HERE AND NOW”, Government House, Annapolis, MD. (Jury: Chris Brownawell, Ron Roberson, Millie Shott, Chezia Thompson Cager.

Oct. 18 – 25, “SIXTH ANNUAL LOTTA ART SHOW & BENEFIT”, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD.
Sept. 27 – Oct. 28, “BIG SHOW ’97, HOME”, Vagabond Theatre, Fells Point, MD.
Sept. 21 – Nov. 16, “M.F.A. FALL JURIED EXHIBITION”, M.F.A. Gallery, Annapolis, MD.
Aug. 2 – 28, “B.W.S. JURIED SHOW”, Federal Reserve Bank, Balto., MD. (Juror: Burnice Kish) 1st Place
May 14 – June 28, “4TH ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED SHOW”, Galleries at Savage Mill, Savage, MD. (Juror: Tex Andrews)
Mar. 9 – Apr. 15, “ONE PERSON SHOW”, Delaplaine Gallery, Mt. St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, MD.

Oct 24 – Nov 23, “M.F.A. FALL JURIED EXHIBITION”, M.F.A. Gallery, Annapolis, MD. (Juror: Gary Sangster) Best in Show 1996
Oct 3 – Nov 2, “THE BIG SHOW 96: COLLABORATIONS”, Fells Pt. Creative Alliance (Mobile w/ M.J. Oelke)
Sept. 8 – Oct. 20, “ONE PRSON SHOW”, Gallery Unicorn, Towson, MD.
July 1 – July 28, “ONE PRSON SHOW”, Gibson Island Gallery, Gibson Island, MD.
May 19 – Jan 20, “M.F.A. SPRING JURIED EXHIBIT”, M.F.A. Gallery, Annapolis, MD (Juror: John Sills) Honorable Mention
Mar 21 – Apr 26, “TWO ARTIST SHOW”, Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh, MD
Feb. 4 – Feb 25, “P.W.S. MEMBER SHOW”, York Art Assn, York, PA
Dec. 27 – Jan. 26, “BWS GROUP SHOW”, Hoffberger Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

Dec. 5 – Dec. 29, “PATUXENT ART LEAGUE JURIED EXHIBITION”, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, Md (Juror: Joe Mayer) Merit Award
Oct. 5 – Oct. 27, “TWO ARTIST SHOW”, Community Center Gallery, Essex Community College, Baltimore, MD
Oct. 2 – Dec. 1, “THE MCDONOGH INVITATIONAL”, Baltimore Life Gallery, Owings Mills, MD Honorable Mention
Sep. 9 – Nov. 8, “B.W.S. JURIED EXHIBITION”, Federal Reserve Bank, Baltimore, MD
Aug. 23 – Oct. 2, “GROUP SHOW”, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 13 “ONE PERSON SPECIAL EXHIBITION”, McCormick-Holt Center for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
Jul. 20 – Aug. 30, “GROUP SHOW”, Roper Gallery, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD (Juror: Dustin Davis) Honorable Mention
Apr. 10 – May 27, “MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WC EXHIBITION”, Johns Hopkins Turner Auditorium, Baltimore, MD (Jurors: Dean Mitchell, Marilyn Hughey Phillis)
Apr. 3 – June 2, CHESEPIUC, MOTHER OF WATERS”, Baltimore Life Gallery, Owings Mills, MD
Mar. 18 – Apr. 16, “TAOS NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN WATERCOLOR”, Bareiss Gallery, Taos, NM (Juror Warren Taylor)
Mar. 9 – Apr. 16, “ART ON PAPER NATIONAL EXHIBITION”, M.F.A. Gallery, Annapolis, MD (Juror Frank Gettings)
Feb. 27 – Mar. 31, “GROUP SHOW”, Lawrence Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Jan. 8 – Jan. 29, “B.W.S. JURIED EXHIBITION”, Washington County Museum of Art, Hagerstown,MD (Juror: Joe Mayer)

Ms. Huppert’s paintings are in private and corporate collections in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Minnesota, California, Arizona, New York, New Mexico, and Milan, Italy.