Andrea Giaier

Natural ink study, 2020

Andrea Giaier was raised in a typical Midwestern town just outside of Detroit, Michigan. From an early age, she developed a deep connection to nature, which later blossomed into a profound admiration, respect, and concern for the environment and the collective future of those who inhabit the earth. Andrea currently lives in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has taught and created in Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Honduras, Sri Lanka, and Guatemala over the past 15 years.

As an artist and an educator, Andrea focuses on collaborative, performative, and Social Practice Art, which allows people from diverse backgrounds to find their visual voice, empower themselves and create positive change through meaningful art.

Andrea received a Bachelor of Fine Art at Montana State, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

The book mentioned in the interview is The Jealous Curator’s Book.

The street sounds mentioned are here –

 

Natural ink study, 2020
Sound and Ink study, 2020

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  1. […] Andrea Giaier spoke to us from Kathmandu, Nepal where she teaches art at an international school. When we spoke in May, she was on day 59 of lockdown and had moved her teaching online. All other foreign residents had left so Giaier was the only person remaining in her building at the time. Before moving to Kathmandu, Giaier lived in Portland, Oregon but taught art remotely to students in Vermont and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This experience served her well when school went online due to the pandemic, though she says the experience this time was a bit different. For their final projects, Giaier’s students worked alongside the music teacher and students. Music students created a phrase of music and art students created work in reaction to those phrases. To hear more about this and how Giaier’s own work ties in with that of her students, as well as her thoughts on the future of online education, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Andrea Giaier spoke to us from Kathmandu, Nepal where she teaches art at an international school. When we spoke in May, she was on day 59 of lockdown and had moved her teaching online. All other foreign residents had left so Giaier was the only person remaining in her building at the time. Before moving to Kathmandu, Giaier lived in Portland, Oregon but taught art remotely to students in Vermont and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This experience served her well when school went online due to the pandemic, though she says the experience this time was a bit different. For their final projects, Giaier’s students worked alongside the music teacher and students. Music students created a phrase of music and art students created work in reaction to those phrases. To hear more about this and how Giaier’s own work ties in with that of her students, as well as her thoughts on the future of online education, listen to the complete interview. […]