Andrea V. Uravitch is a mixed media sculptor, installation builder,
and teacher.  Her primary sculptural influences are found in nature
-- in animals, insects, fish, plants and places.  Although her
sculptural works are designed to stand alone as individual and
complete works in themselves, they often are combined into
installations intended to draw the viewer into entering and
experiencing immersion in a natural environment, the interaction
between humans and nature, or recalling a time, place and
experience from one’s past.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she is the
daughter of artists, and has spent much of her life immersed in the
arts.  A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and its classical
training, she studied a wide variety of materials and techniques,
focusing finally on ceramics and, ultimately, on fiber. Today her
focus is on the use of whatever materials are necessary to achieve
her artistic vision. Her works often combine ceramics, fiber, and
welded steel and paper to achieve the desired result. She believes
her work is most successful when it provokes a reaction in people.
Sometimes it’s as simple as just getting people to realize how
beautiful insects really are. Bringing awareness of the link between
man and his environment also is important to her. Selected
collections include the Museum of Art and Design, New York, and
the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.
Andrea V. Uravitch
Sculpture & Environmental