ANDREA TIERNEY

CV and publications

Early years - at five I painted and cut out masks of beautiful women and ran around with these masks strapped to my face.
At school my artistic inclinations were known to all my classmates and I got to do everyone's perspective drawings.
 
At eighteen I decided at the spur of the moment to attend the art college in my home city, Linz. A year later I began to study painting seriously - at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

Painting has been my life, but I always remained open to influences from other disciplines like printing and photography.
I realised that without knowedge of digital technologies I would be hopelessly left behind. So I studied again - at the Hypermedia Research Centre - and I became a total convert to the wonders of the Adobe Universe. I started to put my designs into motion and created my first animations and animated patterns.

In 2004, I left teaching to train as a textile designer. My work is increasingly concerned with pattern - as design and in an abstract way linked to philosophy and mathematics.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2007 BA Hons Textile Design/Print, Central Saint Martins College for Art and Design, London.
2001 MA in Hypermedia Studies at University of Westminster.
1991 Qualified Teacher Status for Schools in England and Wales.
1978 BA Fine Arts (Painting) Academy of Fine Art, Vienna.
1974 Teacher Training course at the Academy of Art and Industrial Design, Linz, Austria.

WORK

2009-2018 Freelance artist and designer
2007-2009 Surface Pattern Designer/Trend Forecaster, Croydex, Andover.
2001-2004 Teacher of Art and Art Graphics at Dormers Wells High School.
2003-2004 Digital Animation workshops with young people in Ealing.
2002 Flash Animation Workshops with autistic young adults at Interact.
2000 Lifedrawing Workshops at Pitshanger Gallery, Ealing.
1999 50 art workshops in Primary schools in Ealing and Hounslow.
1996-1999 Lifedrawing classes with Thames Valley University.
1994-1998 Teacher of Art and German, Walford High School.
1993-2001 Lifedrawing, Drawing and Painting and Portraiture classes. Adult Education, Ealing Tertiary College.
1989-1991 CDT-Instructor at Brentside High School.

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Pigeons and Pavements Phoenix Community Gallery, Finchley, London
2017 Traditional - Contemporary Brauhausgalerie, Freistadt, Austria
2017 Reflexions on Thomas Bernhard University Library, Salzburg
2016 What's in a Line? Watermans Art Centre, Brentford, London
2014 Where does the line take us? North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
2013 Freeflow Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London
2012 Material Girls Pitshanger Studio Gallery, Ealing, London
2012 Illusions on White Jindrak Art Cafe, Linz, Austria
2012 Chroma Gallery BVOOE, Cultural Quarter, Linz, Austria
2011 Illusions on White North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
2010 Linz-Leonding-London Galerie Haus 44, Leonding, Austria
2010 Paper Works Raum der Kunst, Schloss Traun, Traun, Austria
2009 Austrian Tattoo Landeskulturzentrum Ursulinenhof, Linz, Austria
2009 Colour Harmonies Nehru Cultural Centre, London
2008 Traces of my Brush 5+5 Gallery, Talaat Harb Square, Cairo, Egypt
2007 Women without Bounds Ark Gallery, Ealing
2007 Musterhafte Bilder Landeskulturzentrum Ursulinenhof, Linz, Austria
2006 Paintings from a Journey Dominion Art Centre, Southall
2005 Three Women Artists Ark Gallery, Ealing
2005 Sculpture from Different Angles Jersey Galleries, Osterley House, London
2005 Diary of Rome Al-Mada Cultural Centre, Damascus, Syria
2005 Patterns and Silhouettes Trackside Gallery, Acton
2003 Occidental Tapestry Al-Mada Cultural Centre, Damascus, Syria
2002 The Line Kufa Gallery, London
2002 Inspiration Jersey Galleries, Osterley House, London
2002 Body Forms Century Gallery, Hackney
2001 Traces of my Brush Galerija Gabrijel, Sarajevo, Bosnia
2000 All Kinds of Women International Womens Day, Maison Bertaux, Soho
2000 Three Painters, One Poem Ark-Gallery, Ealing
2000 One Foot Two Mafuji Gallery, Hackney
2000 Women Beyond Borders Foundation for Women’s Art, Shoreditch
1999 Ealing Open Show Metal sculpture, Pitshanger Gallery, Ealing
1999 Poetry and Image Interactive computer installation, Pitshanger Gallery
1997 Woman Contemporary Art Group Gallery, Chelsea
1993 Flowers Lyric Theatre Gallery, Hammersmith

COLLABORATIVE WORK

1998 Co- Founder of “Art in Common” Association working artistically with refugee communities
1997 Co-founder of Initiative Fojnica Initiative by Bosnian artists to provide art-therapy for victims of the war
1996 Artists for Sarajevo Mural with mural painter Walter Kershaw. Sarajevo International Festival

EXHIBITION ORGANISATION AND CURATING

2008 Art in the Tent 4-day art and performance festival in the Tent. Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre
2007 Art in the Tent” 4-day art and performance festival in the Tent. Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre
2006 Welcome to the Tent 12-day art and performance festival in the Tent. Ealing, Southall and Greenford
2005 Our City Graffiti Project with Nine2Five Group. Graffiti-Exhibition at Ark Gallery, Ealing
2005 Sculpture from Different Angles Group show, Jersey Galleries, London
1999 Kosova - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Exhibition by 25 Albanian and 10 international artists. Kufa Gallery
1998 Parallel Worlds Exhibition by Sarajevo artist/film maker Nedzad Begovic, Riverside Studios, London
  Part of Festival of Central European Culture
1996 Memory Exhibition by 22 final-year and postgraduate students of the Slade School of Fine Art
  Riverside Studios, London
1997 Children of the War In 3 German cities and in Linz, Austria
1997 Children of the War Regents Park Mosque, London
1996 Children of the War” Bosnian and Kurdish children’s drawings. Kufa Gallery, London
1996 Sarajevo Winter Children’s artwork from Sarajevo school. British Council HQ, Manchester

FILM & VIDEO PROJECTS

2016 Animated drawing, Bona Fide, In Gutem Glauben, Landeskulturzentrum Ursulinenhof, Linz
2015 3 Animations on the theme of the Line
2009 Animating Andover
  Film-Animation-Projection. Public outdoor film projection in Andover, Hampshire.
2005 Footsteps - The Movie
  Video about the creative work of mental health group Footsteps Art Group. 15 mins, VHS, DVD.
2004 3 Women Artists in Ealing
  Aine Scannell (printing), Houria Niati (painting) and Amarjeet Nandhra (embroidery). 30 mins, VHS, DVD.

RESIDENCIES

2005 Paliano, Italy
2011 Malo, Italy
2012 Cesky Krumlov, Czeck Republic
2013 Gmunden, Austria

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