Renée Andolina is an artist and educator from Long Island, New York. Her artistry consists of an exploration of a variety of media; but she has recently been preoccupied with watercolor and acrylic. Most of Renée’s work centers on Femininity with recurrent themes of Nature, Botany, Animalia, and Ornament. Working within the figurative realm, each piece embodies an organic motion that flows around the canvas.
Renée’s artwork has been shown in various galleries and establishments across Long Island and New York City. Her work has been featured in publications including the Long Island Press, the Smithtown Patch, the Times Beacon Record, and the Annals of Medicine. She also exhibited her work in numerous group shows for over a decade as a member of the now defunct Long Island based FRESH Art Collective.
Renée received her BA in Graphic Design from Adelphi University. She then went on to serve as a designer for Betsey Johnson, Rand International, Movie Star Inc., Frederick’s of Hollywood, and Topsville Inc. While serving as a full-time designer, Renée concurrently taught art in cultural institutions across Long Island. She developed a passion for teaching art and earned an MA in Art Education from the School of Visual Arts. Renée currently teaches in a public school on Long Island while running her side hustle as a designer.