ANDREA TIERNEY

CV and publications

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

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.

Publications

Selvedge Magazine July/August 2011

 

This article is about the Weavers Road in Upper Austria, where traditional linen weaving and dyeing techniques are making a comeback in the context of contemporary design.