Andy Bellomo, is a mixed media artist, applying her perspective with stained glass, paint and glass etching. Influenced by the lines, motion and grittiness of her environments, she approaches her work with an endless energy.
Andy’s work explores and challenges classic lines and use of color. Her art is akin to quilt work with layers and patterns used to create movement and tell stories. She needs to imagine things and build things. Connecting previous projects to the ideas that are always percolating in her mind, Andy’s work is never-ending. Lines are a consistent theme and serve as the foundation for her work, giving it boundaries while also providing her with infinite possibilities.
Andy attended Northeastern University in Boston where she received a B.S. in Education and Human Services. Shortly after, she received her Master’s in Education in Creative Arts and Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA where she exhibited work at the Marran Gallery. Other exhibitions include the For Women By Women Gala Show, Bridgeport Art Center, Studio 659 in Whiting Indiana, The Real People Gallery Show in Woodstock, IL and her recent solo show at the R.Hanel Gallery in Chicago.
In Andy’s most recent history she’s focused on large-scale public arts projects as both the lead artist and as a collaborator. Her proficiency in configuration development as well as her ability to train and teach others has lead to over 25 large-scale projects. Her permanent public works are like breadcrumbs crisscrossing the map of her life from Massachusetts to Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Andy Bellomo is constantly trying to challenge the intricacies of glasswork with the magnitude of murals. She believes her defining moment as an artist is yet to come, attempting to take her glass work and etching to as many levels as possible, letting it reveal itself to her and others in her upcoming Chicago gallery shows and public artworks.