A native of New Orleans, LA, Katrina Andry’s work, as she puts it, “explores the negative effects of stereotypes on the lives of black people and how these stereotypes give rise to biased laws and ideologies in our society.” Using large-scale prints, Andry forces non-minority figures into cultural cliches and situations fueled by racist characterizations in order to illustrate how unjustly stereotypes are perpetuated. In her most recent work, she confronts issues such as gentrification, unequal education, unequal pay, and gender politics through a historical lens of stereotyping of black people in the United States.
An accomplished printmaker and installation artist, Andry’s work has been shown throughout the southeast United States including venues such as the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA). Her work also appears in the permanent collections of the Pensacola Museum of Art and The Saratoga Collection. Since 2010, Andry has been awarded residencies with, among others, the Joan Mitchell Center (New Orleans, LA), Anchor Graphics at Columbia College (Chicago, IL), and Berkeley, CA’s Kala Art Institute.