Born and based in New Orleans, LA
Self Portrait of a Black Woman, 2010
Stone lithograph (framed)
11 x 14 inches
Each of these images in the series Self Portrait of a Black Woman were created using a printmaking technique known as "stone lithography." Instead of drawing onto the stone according to traditional techniques, Andry used experimental methods and materials like dishwasher fluid and printer toner. Andry's work explores the negative effects of stereotypes on the lives of Black people and how these stereotypes give rise to biased laws and ideologies in our society. Her large-scale prints confront the viewer with these derogatory cultural clichés. The figures in the prints represent those who are targeted by racist characterizations.
A native of New Orleans, LA, Katrina Andry received an MFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA in 2010. Her work has been shown at numerous museums and galleries including a recent presentation of a large scale installation at the New Orleans Museum of Art and inclusion in the 2016 Atlanta Biennial at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. She has a major forthcoming two-person exhibition at The Halsey Institute in Charleston.