b. 1984
Rochester, New York

Andrea Durfee creates gouache and ink paintings of sleeping giants, meshing figures with landscapes. As an artist with an art therapy background, Durfee focuses on the process of creating, and how that translates to mindful living and mental balance. Durfee’s paintings personify personal mythology , the tension between opposing emotions and inclinations, and how this personal storytelling effects our internal/external environments. Figures embody both power and fragility within the paintings, and geological processes often serve as metaphor for human experience. Her Sleeping Giants represent our connection to our environment, our past, and how we interact with them in our present.