Andrea Lilienthal presents the piece Dark Round, a floor installation, in the exhibition The Last Straw. The installation commands the West Gallery space with a glittering halo of black-pigmented straw bales surrounding a stellar cavity, like a black hole’s event horizon - a portal on the gallery floor. Lilienthal combines natural elements with synthetic materials such as paint and glitter, giving her work a dualistic quality that questions our relationship with our environment. Lilienthal states that she is currently undertaking “a body of work that continues to explore the expressive possibilities of organic and inorganic materials.”
Andrea Lilienthal is a visual artist who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has had a one-person yearlong outdoor site-specific installation at the Katonah Museum in Katonah, NY, entitled Six Ladders in 2013-14. In 2015 her outdoor sculptural installation TipTop began its yearlong run at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont. Most recently she has shown at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, a two-person show at Mountain Fold Gallery in New York City, and a group show at Worcester State College. She has curated numerous exhibitions and has been asked to curate shows at the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn and The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY. She taught art and art history for ten years at Pace University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.