is a mixed media artist and co-founder of Skyoti Studios, currently working out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Dec. 2019), with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art studies. From late 2015 to early 2017, Andrea studied at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design before its unfortunate closing in 2017-2018. Time spent in Santa Fe had a long-lasting influence over her artistic practice which often involves popular western motifs, and abstracted landscapes. Andrea has always been attracted to the more laid back or spiritual aspects of sculpture, like welding and pouring iron. At the ripe old age of 12, she confessed to her family that she had an artistic vision of being able to weld, and that her training must begin! For two years she practiced using a soldering iron before receiving her first welder that year on Christmas. The love of welding transformed into a love of foundry in her later years at SAIC, and metal artwork as remained one of her interests ever since. Having studied and practiced with mediums such as ceramic, acrylic painting, foundry, metals fabrication, carpentry, and digital artwork, today she works in these materials and techniques on the Skyoti Studios campus continuing to refine her work (while also farming some of the largest spaghetti squash you’ve seen in your whole life).