Andino Styles

Artist and Writer

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul- and you answer - Terri Guillemets
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Artist Statement

From a young age, my creative streak drew upon images of nature and culture in my surroundings as an inspiration for my art. Working primarily in acrylic and watercolor, my subject matters and compositions are a journey of warmth, color and culture. They seek to show my expression of a universal spirit and beauty in the world around us.

Bio 

Nia Andino is a New York born visual artist and writer who creates cultural work reflecting the beauty and strength of her Afro- Boricua/Virgin Islands roots. As an art major at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts, it is here that Nia was exposed to different forms of art and began to develop a stronger sense of her own personal style. She continued to pursue a career in the arts and attended Parsons School of Design where she received a BFA in Interior Design. Upon graduating from Parsons, Nia contributed her talent as a scenic artist and production assistant to a variety of film and theater productions. Nia has also studied at The Art Student's League, The Finishing School and the Fashion Institute of Technology with courses ranging from printmaking to creating designer wall finishes and utilizing computer aided design in her prints.

 

Her art has been collected and shown at several galleries in New York, New Jersey, California and Puerto Rico including Pier 94, Aeon Logic, Abrazo Interno, Port Authority Terminal, Rio II, miLES, Center City, Rebelution Ink, LES Gallery,The Brecht Forum, Casa de Cultura Ruth Hernandez Torres. She has also displayed her work at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, the New York Botanical Gardens for the Frida Kahlo exhibit and International House for the art opening of the Nina Simone documentary The Amazing Nina Simone. She has created the art for the book covers of In Defense of Glitter and Rainbows and Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement, The Muse. Nia had a mixed media piece that toured in 2017 as part of the Defend Puerto Rico: CitiCien traveling exhibit.

 

Nia's art has been published in SmokeLong Quarterly. Her writing has been published in Moko Magazine, The Abuela Stories Project, Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement and The Muse and the upcoming anthology Latinas: Protests and Struggles in the 21stCentury USA .

 

 

Publications

SmokeLong Quarterly

Moko Magazine


Press

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/puerto-rican-artists-future

https://lineanegrayasminhernandez.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/midwife-in-the-making-ynanna-djehuty/



 

Competitions and Shows


 

eMeLe~K -2018

Teatro LaTea, NY

 

Culture Fuse Fundraiser- 2017

Teatro LaTea, NY

 

CitiCien -2017

Casa de Cultura Ruth Hernandez Torres, Puerto Rico 

LES Gallery, NY 

 

The Amazing Nina Simone -2017

International House, NY 2017

 

Art Expo - 2016

Pier 94, NY

 

The Amazing Nina Simone -2015

miLES Gallery, NY

 

Group Show for National Bar Association- 2015

Westin Bonaventure Hotel, CA

 

The Refuge- 2015

Seed Gallery, NJ

 

Carnaval: Celebration of Life- 2014

Private Residence in East Harlem, NY

 

Canvas of Words -2013

Victoria Congregational Church, NY

 

Back to NYCool- 2012

Chelsea Shul, NY

 

International Women's Day Art Exhibition- 2012

Rio II Gallery, NY

 

I'm Just Saying Live Poetry & Art Showcase- 2011

Port Authority Bus Terminal, NY

 

I'm Just Saying Art Show and Open Mic- 2011

Alchemist Lounge, NY

 

Afro-Latino American Crossroads- 2011 

Abrazo Interno Gallery, NY

 

Black August Art Exhibit- 2010 

The Brecht Forum, NY

 

Latin Visions: Emerging Latino Artists Exhibition- 2010 

Center City Galleries, NJ

 

Visions of the Soul~Visiones del Alma Present The Tower of Babel- 2010 

Aeon Logic Gallery, NY

 

Caribbean People's Flag- 2006 

Finalist

 

Education


Fashion Institute of Technology 

Textile and Surface Design 2005-2007

The Finishing School 

Designer Wall Finishes 2003

Parsons School of Design 

BFA Interior Design 2002

The Art Student's League 

Printmaking 1996

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts 

Fine Arts 1997


Films


Distress 

Distress Films LLC 2002 Scenic Production Assistant

Just Another Story 

Roxbury Pictures 2002 Scenic Artist


Theater


Twelfth Night 

Shakespeare in the Park 2002 Scenic Production Assistant

What is to be Dead 

Castillo Theater 2002 Scenic Artist

Sessions with Jesus 

Castillo Theater 2001 Scenic Artist

The Big Stew 

Magic Bridge Theater Company 2001 Scenic Production Assistant

Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso

Andino Styles © 2016