Shona McAndrew

Shona McAndrew, Jazzmyne, 2020
Six plate aquatint etching with burnishing, soft ground, spit bite, sugar lift, and hand coloring by the artist
Signed, dated and numbered by the artist on recto
Plate size: 24 x 18 inches
Paper size 32.5 x 24.75 inches
Edition of 30 + 5 AP + 5 PP
Printed by Wingate Studio, published by CHART Gallery

Wingate Studio is pleased to announce Jazzmyne, a six plate aquatint etching by Shona McAndrew. During her first project at Wingate Studio created in Summer 2020, McAndrew collaborated with Wingate Studio’s master printers James Pettengill and Peter Pettengill to create this vibrant etching, employing multiple intaglio processes. Beginning with a soft ground drawing on her first plate, McAndrew developed her colorful six-plate image using aquatint to create fields of color, painting onto the plate with acid giving a watercolor-like effect, painting onto the plate with a sugar solution to create a direct painterly mark, burnishing out areas to create highlights, and adding a few final details to each of the 30 prints with hand coloring. 

In the studio

About the artist

Photography by Alyssa Robb for Wingate Studio

Shona McAndrew (b. 1990) was born in Paris and lives and works in Philadelphia.

McAndrew is known for paintings and sculptures that depict women in their personal spaces. Drawing from a variety of historical and personal references, the artist renders fleeting yet intimate moments of vulnerability in the daily lives of women seldom portrayed in art history.

She holds an MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in Psychology and Painting from Brandeis University. She has had solo exhibitions at the Moore College of Art and Design in 2020 (Philadelphia, PA), CHART in 2020 (New York, NY); and Spring/Break Art Show in 2019 (New York, NY). She has also exhibited in group shows at Stems Gallery (Brussels, BE), Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami, FL), Allouche Benias Gallery (Athens, GR), and Museum of Sex (New York, NY). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT), and private collections internationally.