Andrea Loefke

Andrea Loefke is a German-born sculptor and installation artist with a Masters degree in art education from University of Leipzig, Germany, and an MFA in sculpture from Ohio State University, Columbus. After moving to New York in 2003, she was awarded a two-month residency at the MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH) and a one-year studio residency/fellowship at Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY). Loefke has shown extensively in over thirty exhibitions throughout the United States and Germany. Notable venues include: Islip Art Museum (East Islip, NY), The Sculpture Center (Cleveland, OH), Heidelberger Kunstverein (Heidelberg, Germany), Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ), Michael Steinberg Gallery (New York, NY), Kasia Kay Art Projects (Chicago, IL), Galerie Schuster (Frankfurt, Germany), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College (Old Westbury, NY), and Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN).

Loefke's vivid multimedia assemblages in solo exhibitions have received critical recognition from a number of publications including ArtforumSculptureBrooklyn Rail and Frankfurter Allgemeine. The May 2008 issue ofSculpture featured an interview with British art critic Paul Black. In 2008, Loefke completed a three-month residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, Nebraska) and a collaborative performance project, "Ausflug ins Gruene" (Outing to Greenwood), with the University of Michigan. In 2009, Loefke was commissioned to create a site-specific, permanent installation for the SOR Rusche Collection in Berlin, Germany. She received the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award in March 2010. Most recently, Loefke completed a large-scale, site-specific work for Central Park Place (New York, NY), commissioned early 2012.

Andrea Loefke is currently an adjunct professor in Sculpture at Pratt Institute in New York. Her work is found in numerous private collections, and the Bezirksärztekammer (Karlsruhe, Germany).

http://www.andrealoefke.com

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