Andrea Carlson (born 1979) received an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2005, and maintains an active artistic practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work has gained critical attention for it's rigorous draftsmanship and cultural commentary.
Carlson's first solo exhibition was presented by Soo Visual Art in 2006. She was awarded a 2007-2008 McKnight/MCAD artist fellowship and her work has received wide attention with reviews in The Star Tribune, Newsweek and Art Papers. Carlson has exhibited at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2007), October Gallery, London (2007), The Power Plant, Toronto (2011) and Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art in Winnipeg (2015).
From 2009-2011 Carlson created 20 large-scale painted drawings on paper as part of her VORE works. These pieces exhibited at the Plains Art Museum, Fargo (2010) and the Bockley Gallery in 2011. Part of this series exhibited in a solo show at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian at the George Gustav Heye Center, New York (2009–2010) and for the Venice Biennale at the University of Ca' Foscari, Venice (2009).
Carlson's work has been collected by institutions such as the British Museum, the Tweed Art Museum, the Weisman Art Museum and the National Gallery of Canada.