MARC STRAUS

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Katrina Andry is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, where she continues to live and work. Andry works primarily in woodblock. She finds the meditative qualities of carving and inking wood, as well as the historical use of woodblock as a means of getting information out to the masses quickly, appealing. She also likes the collaborative aspect of printmaking that transpires between the creator and the medium. Andry continues to hone her mastery of reduction woodcutting, the oldest form of printmaking. In this labor-intensive process, Andry develops and shapes her characters and grounds one cut into wood at a time, a process that is intolerant of errant marks. Between each color, the printing surface on the wooden block is cut, reducing the surface and preserving the previous colors while creating a new color layer. It’s the surface uncut that carries the ink. Contextually, the work confronts how race and gender stereotypes are perceived and their resultant effect on communities. Black Imaginings of the 1811 Past and Future Possibilities (2022) is a portrait of an exuberant African American child lifting his arm to the sky, behind him the ashes of a past and a re-imagined future. The discourse continues with Colonial Colorism Influences in the Black Community – Past and Present, which addresses the emotional and psychological effects of discrimination within black and brown communities.
 
Katrina Andry received an MFA in printmaking in 2010 from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Widely acknowledged to have reached mastery in woodcutting printmaking, the September 2012 issue Art in Print magazine listed Andry as one of the top 50 printmakers. Andry’s work has been exhibited in Prospect 5 New Orleans Triennial, and has additional exhibited at the Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA; the Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LS; the Wingate Art Museum at Hendrix College, Conway, AR; Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA; The Halsey Institute, Charleston, SC; Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL; among others. Andry is currently a Teaching Fellow in the MFA graduate seminar at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Upcoming Museum exhibitions will be held at the Newcomb Museum of Art in New Orleans, LA. And in 2025, at the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury. She is a 2021 NPN and a 2023 Soul of Nations Foundation grant recipient, a prize that comes with a residency in Florence, Italy.

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Selected Works
2022
Color reduction woodcut and monotype, mylar on paper
37 x 47 inches (94 x 119.4 cm)
Variable Edition of 3 -  Marc Straus Gallery
Black Imaginings of the 1811 Past and Future Possibilities

2022
Color reduction woodcut and monotype, mylar on paper
37 x 47 inches (94 x 119.4 cm)
Variable Edition of 3

2020
Color reduction woodcut on paper
54 x 44 in (137 x 111.75 cm)
Edition of 3 -  Marc Straus Gallery
Addicted to Creamy Crack and Passing the Brown Wooden Spoon Test

2020
Color reduction woodcut on paper
54 x 44 in (137 x 111.75 cm)
Edition of 3

2020
Color reduction woodcut on paper
54 x 44 in (137 x 111.75 cm)
Edition of 3 -  Marc Straus Gallery
None More Possessed with Feminine Beauty Than Snow(ish) White

2020
Color reduction woodcut on paper
54 x 44 in (137 x 111.75 cm)
Edition of 3

2021
Color reduction woodcut on paper
64 x 44 in (162.5 x 111.75 cm)
Artist Proof I -  Marc Straus Gallery
The Scales Tip Favorably for the (wo)Man We Want to See in the Mirror

2021
Color reduction woodcut on paper
64 x 44 in (162.5 x 111.75 cm)
Artist Proof I

2019
Color reduction woodcut on paper
54 x 44 in (137 x 111.75 cm)
Edition of 3 -  Marc Straus Gallery
None Worthier Than Thou in the Eyes of A Broken Man

2019
Color reduction woodcut on paper
54 x 44 in (137 x 111.75 cm)
Edition of 3

2021
Color reduction woodcut on paper
38 x 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Edition of 9 -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yesterday the water came for our things. Tomorrow it will come for our future

2021
Color reduction woodcut on paper
38 x 38 in (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Edition of 9

2016
Color reduction woodcut and mylar on paper
38 x 44 in (96.5 x 111.75 cm)
Variable Edition of 3 -  Marc Straus Gallery
I'm Not Your Chocolate Fantasy. Don't Touch My Hair #2

2016
Color reduction woodcut and mylar on paper
38 x 44 in (96.5 x 111.75 cm)
Variable Edition of 3

2016
Color reduction woodcut and mylar on paper
34 x 42 in (86.4 x 106.7 cm)
Variable Edition of 3 -  Marc Straus Gallery
I'm Not Your Chocolate Fantasy. Don't Touch My Hair #3

2016
Color reduction woodcut and mylar on paper
34 x 42 in (86.4 x 106.7 cm)
Variable Edition of 3

2017
Color reduction woodcut and digital print, mylar on paper
60 x 41 in (152.5 x 104.1 cm)
Variable Edition of 4 -  Marc Straus Gallery
The Promise of the Rainbow Never Came #4

2017
Color reduction woodcut and digital print, mylar on paper
60 x 41 in (152.5 x 104.1 cm)
Variable Edition of 4

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