Artist: idiosyncratic, symbolic - Cartoonist-AliceĀ©, modern world, angst, existentialism

Philadelphia Oil Pastel & Alice Cartoon Artist, Andrea Beizer

 

MY BIOGRAPHY

 

Andrea Beizer is an artist, cartoonist, architect and college professor.  The one informs the other, each part being an important facet of her life.  This site is devoted to the first two, her art and her Alice© cartoon strip.   Having grown up in an artistic family she was exposed to the visual arts early.  She was drawn to "outsider art" before it became popular, and has looked for inspiration in the tribal artworks of Africa and Australia, folk art as well as the ancient artwork of Myan and Summarian cultures.  Her interest in these types of works reflects her interests in myth and spirituality.  This may be seen in both her artwork, and in Alice© cartoons as the character struggles to find meaning in the world around her and her life as well.
 
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Alice© Cartoons @ www.alicecartoons.com - Alice© was originally published in the Philadelphia Architect from 1985 - 1990 and Manhattan Comic News in 1990.  She was brought back to life in 2013 under the auspices of Tony Auth.  Alice is a character who questions everything including herself.
 
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EXHIBITIONS

Selected Exhibitions

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.  131 works chosen for the exhibition from 2200 entries.  One Drawing - "On Dictatorship", Harrisburg , PA.  Summer 2017

Art in the Age of Injustice - Women's Caucus for Art, two drawings, Di Vinci Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.  Spring, 2017

Alice© at the Airport Terminal "C", Hammerhead - November 2016 - April 2017

"SCOPE" at the Curator's Voice Art Project, Fall 2014, two paintings, Juror was Dr. Milagross Bello, Director and Chief Curator.

“HOME” at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, two paintings, “Night Kitchen and Night Watch, Juror was Genevieve Coutroubis, Director at the Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, 2013

“The Art Of Social Change”, two pieces were selected: “Debt Malling” and “Why, Why Not?”

Berks Art Alliance 35th Annual Open Juried Art Show, Cohen Gallery @ GoggleWorks Center For the Arts - two drawings, "Rising Waters", and "The Dream".   "Rising Waters" was awarded Honorable Mention, Summer 2012 Jurors were Cheryl Harper and Chris Feiro

Under The Sun and The Moon, PII Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa - 25 paintings and drawings, Spring 2012 (Solo Exhibition)

Square Foot Art Basel Miami,   Project Gallery Miami, Juried by Frank Hyder - Winter 2011  Two paintings.

"Mascara (Mask)" Group Show, Projects Gallery Philadelphia, PA, Juried by Henry Bermudez - August 2011; One ink drawing (The Line 2011)
 
The Sixth Day, Group Show, Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA - July 2011; One painting ("Hiding Animal" 2002) and one drawing - ("Rising Waters" 2010)
 
Juried Exhibition "148th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings" The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA - Spring 2011, one painting will be on exhibition.  Juried by Julien Robson - Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, James J. Himsworth III, and Alexandra Tyng.
 
Juried Exhibition "Art of the Garden", from the Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library, Haverford, PA - Spring 2011, two paintings on exhibit, "Floating" won Honorable Mention. Curated by Laura Zito, Juried by Barbara Greenfield Board Member of PAFA, Alan Fetterman, Painter, Melina Moritz, Chairwoman of tthe Philadelphia International Flower Show - Spring 2011 .
 
Juried Exhibition "Inside Outside" at GoggleWorks Center For the Arts, Reading Pa  - Spring 2011 - one painting on exhibit -"Lovers" Juried by Bruce Samuelson, Professor of Painting and Drawing at  PAFA- May 13, 2011 - June 19, 2011.
 
The Reiki School and Clinic, Philadelphia, PA - Seven paintings on exhibit at the Reiki School and Clinic.  Ann Koivunen, Director of Studio Tours and Exhibitions for the Center for Emerging Visual Artists referred my work to Kim Fleisher of The Reiki School, Winter 2011
 
Exhibition at the Wayne Art Center, Juried by Al Gury, Chair of the Art Department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA - Fall 2010 - one painting on exhibit - October 24 thru November 15.
 
“Works On Paper” at Arcadia University 2009, One drawing – Three In Bed, one of 22 pieces selected out of over 1200 submissions by Joao Ribas, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (formerly, curator, The Drawing Center, New York)

Selections From The Philadelphia Open Studio Tour At Creative Artists Network - Juried by Kate Ware, Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art - (One Painting - "Night Dream", October 2004

“Expressions of Seven” – Zeidler Gallery – 5 paintings, Group Show – Nov.29 – Dec. 31, 2009

Art By Architects - “Archifacts”– Center for Architecture – 2 paintings September 18th thru October 31st 2009 – Group Show

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours – 2009 – Image of Painting “Judea And Her Children” selected to be on cover of catalogue                                                          

Dear Fleisher, 2010, 2008 – Participated in this fundraising event.

Projects Gallery, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, - 2008, paintings and GiClees

Sneed Gallery and Photo Studio, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, - 2007 –paintings and prints

The Galleries at Moore Faculty Exhibition– Curated by Lorie Mertes (1 Painting) Sept-Oct 2007, 2004

PII Gallery, Old City Philadelphia: -( 21 Paintings ) Nov. 2003

The Mills, Philadelphia – (1 Painting) 2003

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours – 2003 - 2013

Burrison  Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Curated by Orit Darwish – (10 Paintings) Spring, 2003

Lucy Glick Memorial Award for Painting, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, - 2002, 2003, 1992

“Alice”, cartoon strip published in the Philadelphia Architect from 1984 – 89 and the Manhatten Comic News, Commercial RealEstate Womento present.

“Petite Quips” a political cartoon strip published in the Philadelphia Architect

Emmie’s Gallery- Solo show in Old City-1994 (Architecture in Art)

Galerie Atelier-Old City, Philadelphia – 1992

Gallery at Gloucester County College-Group Exhibit, 1992

Art Around The Edges II- Port of History Museum, Painting "Into The Woods" Juried by Curator Corliss F. Cavaliere, Fall 1991

PUBLICATIONS

"About Alice - A Cartoon by Andrea Beizer" by Leah Douglas, Director of Exhibitions at the Philadelphia International Airport

CATALOG for "Equalibrium", Women's Caucus for Art, "What Are You Looking For", Jurors were: Beate Minkovski and Mary Stoppert at Woman Made Gallery, 2014.

CATALOG for “Stories We Tell”!, Women’s Caucus for Art, “I Just Want To Scream” was selected byKaren Gutfreund, Vice President and National Exhibitions Director for the Women’s Caucus for Art, 2013

 REVIEWS

"Alice at the Airport" by Mellony Armstrong, Associate Director of Communications at Moore College of Art and Design

- Reading Eagle, Berks Art Alliance show takes over GoggleWorks, by Ron Schira, August 5, 2012

- the Philadelphia Inquirer, Weekend, Visions and Dreams - by Victoria Donohoe, April 20, 2012

- the Philadelphia Inquirer, Weekend, Art Museum Galleries Section - Review of show at the Old City Jewish Art Center, Light and Dark, by Victoria Donohoe, July 15, 2011

 -the art blog - Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, What's It Worth? Works on Paper at Arcadia Show, November 22, 2009, http://arte10.com
 
-A.I.R. Gallery, 2010, "Wish You Were Here 9", Post Card Show, Brooklyn New York
 
-Philadelphia Inquirer - Edith Newhall, Paper Thin, Sunday Edition, Dec. 4, 2009

-One Review A Month - In Defense Of Works On Paper, Dec 4, 2009

-Art Matters, Old City Preview - By Deborah Kravetz, A Cornucopia Of Offerings", November, 2003

-Philadelphia Inquirer, Weekend, Art Section, Image - Night Dream - From Show Dreaming Dream Time, PII Gallery, Phila, Nov.2003

COLLECTIONS

In addition, work may be found in collections in New York, Italy, Brazil and Mexico.

FACULTY AFFILIATIONS

 Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
 
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
 
  EDUCATION
 
 Fleisher Art Memorial; Advanced Painting 1990-1993, 2000-2003
 
  Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; 1982
 
 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (Majored in Painting) Carnegie-Mellon University; 1978
 
 Parsons Work-Study Program – CBS Graphic Design Dept., NYC (Fall 1976)