Adina Andrus (b. 1980 Bucharest, Romania, currently based in New York) works across various media, creating drawings, 2D mixed media pieces, sculptures and installations that confront questions of memory, belonging, visual culture across time and space and its symbols. Her works allude to a shared pool of images that we inherit, consume and are being guided by, while simultaneously interpreting and contributing new meanings to it. 

Andrus studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Students League in New York City. She has been exhibiting in numerous galleries across the United States, most recently at the St. Louis Artists Guild, El Barrio's Artspace in NY, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and the Delaware Contemporary, as well as internationally, with a recent solo show in Bucharest, Romania. 


Born in Bucharest, Romania

Works in Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions (selected)

2018 - (upcoming) "Collage" - Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

- “Knock on Wood” - ConArtist Collective, New York, NY

- “Still There" - El Barrio's Artspace PS 109, New York, NY

2018 - Trestle Gallery 2018 Resident Exhibition - Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

- “Inside Small” - The Outside In Gallery, Piermont, NY

- “GirlSpeak” (solo) - Make a Point Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

- “Clearly Human III” - St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

- End of Residency showcase - Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

- “She Is” - One Art Space, New York, NY

- 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper - Grand Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

- “See Me, Feel Me” - Spectrum Gallery, Essex, CT

- “Postcards from the Edge” - Gallery 254, New York, NY

2017 - “Eighteenth Annual 5 by 7 Show” - Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

- “SABA III” - The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

- “Single Fare 4” - Highline Stages, New York, NY

- “Mortal Coil” - Manhattan Arts and Antiques Center”, New York, NY

- “Not a Thing” - Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

-  “CT+6” - West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT

2016 - "Small Works" - Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY

- Annual Members Juried Show - Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Larchmont, NY

- "Small Works" - National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

- "Art and Poetry Side by Side" - Gallery 256, Hawthorne, NY

- "23rd Annual Small Works" - Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

2015 - "Gift of Art" -  Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Larchmont, NY

2008- "Alchemy" - Hui No'Eau, Maui, HI

2007 - SMFA Students' Exhibition - Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2006 - P.U.R.E.: An Experiment/Exhibition, Boston, MA


Art Students League (New York, NY)

Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)

M.Sc. - University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

B.A. - University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania


2018 - Trestle Artist Residency, Trestle Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

- Mixed Media Residency, ConArtist Collective, New York, NY


Cover Art, Rejoinder, Issue 3, Spring 2018

Lauren Sonis, “”She Is” An All Women Show to Further Empower from #metoo Campaign”, WinstonWise, March 20, 2018

Jinny Choi, “Art Review: One Space presents “She Is”, The Knockturnal, March 17, 2018

Artist Statement

I see my work is as a documentation of human experiences by integrating ordinary, day-to-day objects and materials with signs and symbols that have shaped our visual culture and have become part of our collective identity. Using quasi-archaeological means, I find commonalities across history and geographical areas, triggering a semiotic recognition on a personal level, while also submitting them to an imaginative and creative reinterpretation.

I use mixed media in various forms for its capacity to reach beyond the visual, to a more tactile process and overall experience. I invite the viewer to come closer and observe the ridges, cracks, strings, textures and pigment, like maps that hint at layers of meaning. Much of my process involves reclaiming discarded objects, as well as destroying and reconstituting new ones and the materials blend industrial, contemporary ones (concrete, plastic, ephemera) with wood, rocks and pigments evoking primitive means of artistic expression.