Andrea Packard works in a variety of media including sculpture, printmaking, and painting. Her current mixed-media landscapes on paper are inspired as much by the suggestive textures of fabrics and prints as by the dynamic forms of trees, rocky hillsides, and dense foliage. She is interested in creating a pictorial equivalent of nature’s power to surprise, renew, and inspire. Like her landscapes, her interiors and figure groups attempt to express deeply felt emotions and dynamic relationships while reveling in the mutability of form and perception.
Packard directs the List Gallery at Swarthmore College, where she has organized over 60 exhibitions in a variety of media. She has written and edited exhibition catalogs about the work of artists such as Alison Saar, Buzz Spector, William Daley, Michael Olszewski, Rackstraw Downes, and Leland Bell. Currently, she is also a guest curator for Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
A graduate of Swarthmore College (1985) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1989), she received an M.F.A. in painting from American University, Washington D.C. (1994). She is an alumnae of the Center for Emerging Artists, Philadelphia and has exhibited her work in over forty group and solo exhibitions in Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. She has won over twenty awards for her work including residencies from the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation, St. Mary’s College, Maryland; the Vermont Studio Center, and Chester Springs Studio, Pennsylvania. work including residencies from St. Mary’s College, Maryland; the Vermont Studio Center, and Chester Springs Studio, Pennsylvania.