Undergraduate Fine Arts and Design

Andrea Hornick


Andrea Hornick’s work irreverently engages historiography and feminism. She exhibits meticulously copied old masters’ portraits of women, re-imagined with their animal spirit guides. She also works in text-based sound installation and performance, as in her 2017 Barnes Foundation exhibition, Unbounded Histories, the first contemporary piece to be included in the Barnes Foundation’s Collection Galleries. The works are epic poems that conflate narratives from art history and shamanic ritual. Hornick began learning shamanic drum journeying rituals from a shaman at age 9. She also paints commissioned portraits of contemporary sitters with their animal spirit guides. Hornick has a B.A. from Oberlin College and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She exhibits with Sears Peyton Gallery in New York and Los Angeles, and has been exhibiting since 1994. She has taught extensively since 2000, beginning in several NYC museums. Since 2012, she has been teaching in Fine Art and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.