Andrea Kastner is a Canadian painter whose work focuses on the overlooked corners of urban spaces and the sacred nature of rejected things.
Her somewhat nomadic existence has taken her from her hometown of Montreal, QC to Sackville, NB, Edmonton, AB, Kamloops, BC, Hamilton, ON, Iowa City, IA, and now Binghamton, NY. Perhaps unsurprisingly, her work deals with a sense of dislocation within the urban landscape and an unsettled vision of constructed space. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (2006) and an MFA from the University of Alberta (2012). She currently teaches at Binghamton University (SUNY).
Her work has been shown in galleries across Canada, including solo shows at Harcourt House (Edmonton), the Kamloops Art Gallery, Galerie McClure (Montreal), and ODD Gallery (Dawson City), and group shows at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Esker Foundation (Calgary), The Art Gallery of Windsor and Vorres Museum (Athens). She has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields foundation, the BC Arts Council, the Ontario Arts council and the Canada Council for the Arts, and in 2012 was a finalist for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. She has participated in residencies at the University of Windsor, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Haliburton School of Art.