About the artist
Andria Alex is a primarily self-taught fine artist living by the shore in coastal Connecticut who mainly works in acrylics and oils. She loves to capture the natural beauty of the world around her, and is mystified with the sea and it's culture.
Andria attended Central Connecticut State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Directing. Although always artistic from a young age, she began seriously painting in 1998 after taking a painting and drawing class at the Art Students League of New York while living in NYC.
In 2001 Andria was trained on the job at Goodspeed Musicals Paint Shop in East Haddam, Ct. as a “Scenic Artist”, which is a professional stage set and backdrop painter. She went on to become a Scenic Artist and Charge Scenic Artist for LORT B theaters including Goodspeed Musicals, TheaterWorks Hartford, Hartford Stage Company among others. She occasionally still works as a Scenic Artist but now focuses on her fine art.
As a fine artist, Andria creates commissioned works and exhibits regularly, her art can be found in many private and public collections. She also has created murals for the city of Hartford and many private residences and commercial businesses.
In 2012 she had the inspiration and worked tirelessly to bring the arts to her own community by founding the East Haddam Art League, she served one term as President and two terms as Treasurer. She is currently a member of The East Haddam Art League, The Essex Art Association, and the Connecticut Women Artists Association.
May, "Anything you want" Essex Art Association
June, "A Walk in the ...." Essex Art Association
Nov., Annual Art Show at Hadlyme Public Hall 1 Day Hill Road, Hadlyme, CT
Sept/Oct, East Haddam Art League Annual Fall Exhibit
August/September Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, Summer Exhibit
uly 2-23, "Inside Out" Essex Art Association
June, East Haddam Art League Spring Show
ugust, The Westbrook Elks Silent Auction, Breast Cancer Fundraiser Beach Jam
July, "Cutting Edge" JUROR Essex Art Association, Essex, CT
April 1-30, Old Bank Flowers and Marketplace, Artist of the Month
March 9-May 9 "Farm, Winery, Bistro" Exhibit Chamard Vineyards 115 Cow Hill Rd Clinton, CT
March 1- April 14, 2014 "Color Odyssey" Six Summit Gallery6 Summit St, Ivoryton CT
January 17-March 14, 2014 East Haddam Art League Exhibit at Rathbun Library East Haddam, CT
November 22rd-24th 2013 Annual Art Show at Hadlyme Public Hall 1 Day Hill Road, Hadlyme, CT
June 6-16, 2013 "Art for Haiti" exhibit at the Zilka Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
pril 8th-May 28th, 2013 at The Cooking Company, 1610 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT.
February 18-March 2, 2013 Connecticut Women Artists Members' Show. ArtSpace Hartford 555 Asylum Ave. Hartford, CT
February 9-15, 2013 “Art for the Heart” Fundraiser to benefit local artist Tao LaBossiere’s open heart surgery. ArtSpace Hartford.
February 2, 2013 Hartford Bar Association Annual Fundraiser, Old State House, Hartford, CT
January 5-25, 2013 "Art for Haiti" group show at Hartford ArtSpace, A super exhibit with eight artists: Andria Alex, Pierre Sylvain, Andres Chaparro, David Bauer, Phil Oullette, Joyce Senesac, Paul Baldassani, and Robert Charles Hudson..555 Asylum Ave. Hartford, CT
November 23rd-25th 2012 Annual Art Show at Hadlyme Public Hall1 Day Hill Road, Hadlyme, CT 06439
October 20th 2012 6-9pm "Oracles" Hartford area artists, who have all created works based on the 22 Major Arcana Tarot cards.
October 24th, 2012 Art for ALS of NYC, exhibit / silent auction for ALS. At Site/109 Norfolk St, NYC
Sept. 2012 featured artist at Norwich Art Center. 60-64 Broadway, Norwich, CT.
Sept. 28 – Oct. 27, 2012 East Haddam Art League's 1st Annual Fall Exhibition. Rathbun Library, 36 Main St East Haddam, CT
Sept. 29th, 2012 EnvisionFest Hartford, Andria's " Screaming Fish" Oil Drum Art, exhibited near Bushnell Park Carousel. Hartford, CT
7/20-8/31/2012 "Art at Westside Wines & Spirits" Raymond Rd. West Hartford,CT
7/2012 "Hammered & Nailed" Artspace Hartford, CT
6/2012-7/13/2012 "Art at Westside Wines & Spirits" Duo exhibit w/ Barbara Alex, 10 Raymond Rd. West Hartford,CT
4/2011 "Spring Art Show" Windsor Town Hall, Windsor, CT
11/2010 “Hadlyme Annual Art Show” Hadlyme Public Hall, Hadlyme, CT
11/2010 "Fall Art Show" Windsor Town Hall, Windsor, CT
8/2010 "Art on the Edge" MAC650 Gallery, Middletown, CT
4/2010 "Strength in Art" Rockville Historic Elk Lodge, Rockville, CT
11/2009 "Granby Land trust, Preserving Granby" J.Valle Brunelle Fine Art, Granby, CT
7/2009 “Art & Music”Alchemy Café/ Growing Green Co-op, Hartford, CT
5/2009 “Womens’ Artist & Musician Showcase”,MonsterLab Studios, New Britain, CT
1/2008 “Un-Art-Show” Artspace, Hartford, CT
12/2007 “Small Rays of Hope” Rhonda Schaller Gallery, New York, NY
11/2011-10/2012 "Kaleidoscope" a large artwork exhibited in the main hall at Hartford City Hall
9/14-10/28/2011 “Art in the heart” (a duo w/Barbara Alex) New Britain City Hall, New Britain, CT.
9/2011-Present “Pearl Street Window Project” Major Mural Installation & Design. Pearl St, Hartford, CT.
10/2010 "Broke In Hartford" City Arts on Pearl, Hartford, CT
3/2010 "Expressions in Color" (a duo w/Dave Natale) MAC 650 gallery, Middletown