CV    Andrea T. Kemp
 b. Glenwood Springs, Colorado [1981]



Solo exhibitions

2015                                               One women show - Sakes Galleries, Denver, Colorado

2012                                               March One Woman Show – Saks Galleries, Denver, Colorado
2006                                               Colorado Mountain College Gallery – Glenwood Springs, Colorado


Selected Group exhibitions

2017                                               Sight Unseen,  Abend Gallery, Denver, Co                 

2016                                               Windows to the Divine. Space Gallery, Denver C0          

2015                                               Figuretive Show, Gallery 1261, Denver Co

2015                                               “Magic of Realism” Tromp ‘ Trompe l’ oeil exhibit, Saks Galleries

2014                                               American Art Invitational, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO

2013                                               Women Painting Women, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia                 

2012                                               Still Life Exhibition – Curtis R. Harley Gallery, University of South  Carolina,                                                        Upstate

2011                                               American Art Invitational, Small Gems – Saks Galleries
2011                                               Windows to the Divine – The Madden Museum, Denver, Colorado
2011                                               Les Femmes – Saks Galleries

2011                                               Group Exhibition – Gallery 1261

2011                                               Impressions of Fall – Saks  Galleries

2010                                              American Art Invitational – Saks Galleries

2010                                              Les Femmes – Saks Galleries

2010                                              Divine Pleasures of Summer – Saks Galleries

2010                                              Lions to Lambs – Saks Galleries

2009                                              Windows to the Divine – Madden Museum

2008                                              American Art Invitational – Saks Galleries


Awards & Honors

2016                                              Best in Show by Southwest Art Magazine, "Windows to the Divine"  

2012                                              American  Art Invitational, Best in Show, Saks Galleries

2006                                              ”21 under 31” Southwest Art Magazine

2001                                              Alliance for Excellence Scholarship and meeting with Harvey Dinnerstein

2000                                              National Endowments for Excellence in the Arts, Scholarship

1999                                              Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Grant



2001-2002                                    Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Utah


1999-2001                                    Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme Connecticut

1996-1999                                    Private instruction under Daniel Sprick



2016                                               Spanocchia Workshop, Siena, Italy

2015                                               “The Rome Workshops” Assistant to Daniel Sprick

2015                                               “Atelier Program” Art Students League Denver    

2008–Present                                Continuing faculty Art Students League of Denver

2011                                                “Weekend with the Masters” assistant to Daniel Sprick
2010 – 2012                                   “Study with the Masters” Masters accreditation, Adam State  College      

2003 – 2006                                  Adjunct faculty, department of fine artist, Colorado Mountain College



2014                                                International Artist, June/July issue, “Painting Fundamentals”

2014                                                Southwest Art Magazine, March issue, “My World” by: Bonnie Gangelhoff

2012                                                American Art Collector Magazine March,  “Flight of the Imagination” Solo                                                            Show                 

2011                                               Southwest Art Magazine, February issue,  by: Bonnie Gangelhoff

2006                                               Southwest Art Magazine, September issue, “21 under 31 to collect now”

Photograph by Doug Gritzmacher


      "For me, painting is a way of seeing the world in a new way. I work mostly in the genre of Naturalism, and the subjects I tend to be drawn to are what most would consider ordinary: a bowl of plums, a pair of legs, a quiet corner in a room. I’ve found that when I sit with these subjects for long enough, however, my perspective on them begins to shift. As I come to know the subject I’m working with, my understanding of how best to represent that subject changes as well. Some of my work happens quickly - the way a person might scurry to write down the most lucid elements of a dream. Others unfold over many years, a kind of conversation between old and distant friends. My hope is always to leave the viewer with a more complicated understanding of the world, to see the ordinary in a new way. I want my viewers to walk past my work, and then circle back. I want them to slow down, to think about the way the light sits higher up on the face of the girl than they would have expected, to think about the way the plums are, perhaps, not a fruit so much as a juxtaposition. Mostly, though, I want to offer my viewers a sense that the moment they see is one of a great number of other moments, a narrative that extends well before and well after the one I’ve captured." 

Andrea Kemp is a contemporary painter working in the genre Naturalism. 

She was born and raised in the roaring fork valley where she first began her formal art training.  During her formative years she studied in various institutions and through private mentorship. After completing her training she returned to Colorado and currently resides in Golden CO, with her family.