Andrea Burgay

Andrea Burgay is a visual artist from Syracuse, NY, currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work combines collage, sculpture and found materials to elevate the overlooked and the mundane via transformative physical processes. Through a process of adding and removing layers of handmade and collected materials Burgay presents a physical manifestation of the passage of time, destruction and decay, with a sense of potential renewal.

She is also founder and editor of Cut Me Up, a participatory collage magazine and curatorial project. Each issue presents a curated selection of original mixed-media artworks, intended for readers to deconstruct, and transform into new artworks.



2019 Mining the Ruins: The Library, Gallery at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

2016 Destroy Edit Transform, A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Botanic Revelries, Local Project, Queens, NY, with Ava Hassinger

2013 Becoming Ritual, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Hungry Ghosts, G-Train Salon/Urban Alchemist, Brooklyn, NY




Schwitters’ Army, MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar, Scotland



We Still Make, Imagine and Read Books 2, Space 776 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curator Nari Kim

Copyright Bandits, Collapse Gallery, Wenatchee, WA

Unfoldingobject, Concord Visual Arts Center, Concord, MA, curator Todd Bartel

International Collage Art Exhibition, Retroavangarda Gallery Warsaw, Poland, curator Anna Kłos

Collage Now, Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY

Strictly Sedimentary, Studio Place Arts Gallery, Barre, VT 



Overlap, Prime Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, curators Maria Kosdan and Walter John Rodriguez        

Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself, The Cigar Factory, Queens, NY, curators Krista Scenna and Carolina Peñafiel

Dissent: Explorations of the Subconscious, Long Island University Resnick Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Contemporary Landscapes, Roxbury Arts Group, Walter Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY

Works On/Of Paper, BrickRed Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Introductions 2018, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn NY, curator Enrico Gomez



Et Tu, Art Brute?, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

Truth, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY

Contemporary Reuse, Materials for the Arts, Queens, NY

Mythology, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

McNeese National Works On Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, curator Gia Hamilton

Wrap Around 12: Andrea Burgay, Juan Hinojosa, Jill Slaymaker, Arena at Suite 806, New York, NY, curator Renée Riccardo



Small Works, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curator JoAnne McFarland

Collections, Chashama Gallery, New York, NY

We Still Make, Imagine and Read Books, Space 776 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curator Nari Kim

Made In NY 2016, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY



Works On/With Paper, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY

Out of Place, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, curators Fanny Allié and Etty Yaniv

Makexchanges, Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY, curator Caitlin Crews

Face Plant, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Something/Nothing, Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO, curator Peter Strange Yumi



Rock, Paper, Scissor, Greene County Council on the Arts Catskill Gallery, Catskill, NY 

Arshile Gorky and a selection of contemporary drawings, Outlet, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Collage Collective Episode #1, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY

Other Worlds, Skylight Gallery. New York, NY, curator Jill Slaymaker



Cocktails and Dreams, Part II, Airplane, Brooklyn, NY

SIP Fellowship Show, Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY

Homeward Found, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

Expose: New Orleans, Exagere Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Juxtaposition: The Madness of Collage, Next Gallery, Denver, CO, curator Peter Strange Yumi

After Effects: NYFA Hurricane Sandy Exhibition, Chashama, New York, NY



Salon Zurcher: 7 NY Galleries, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France

Strange Glue: Collage at 100, Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA, curator Todd Bartel

Shake In/Shake Out, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

Cut Up, STOREFRONT Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY        

Plein Air, Airplane, Brooklyn, NY

The Project Collective, Dekalb Market, Brooklyn, NY, curators Caitlin Crews and Ava Hassinger

Spring Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

The Bricoleurs, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curators Christian Fuller and Risa Shoup



FoolsGold, Sasha Noe Presents, New York, NY

Sculpture Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Project Collective Presents, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY, curators Caitlin Crews and Ava Hassinger



Cabin Comforts, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY

Primal Future Expo, Morgan Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

Lucio Pozzi Curates Young Artists, Unimedia Modern Contemporary Art, Genoa, Italy



Emerging Artists in the New, New York Art World, SVA Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY



2019 The Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, Wyoming

2018 Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Residency at MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ

2016 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency, Nebraska City, NE

2015 A.I.R. Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Pajama Factory Residency, Williamsport, PA

2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Hurricane Sandy Relief Grant

2012 Alliance for Young Artist and Writers Residency Program and Artist Stipend, New York, NY

2012 The Wassaic Project, Fellowship Award, Wassaic, NY

2012 Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Studio Immersion Fellowship, New York, NY

2012 SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide: Residency with Queens Council on the Arts, NY

2011 Contemporary Artist Center, Merit Fellowship Award; Woodside, NY

2005 Final Thesis Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY



2020 Breakdown, curator, Distance Gallery, June 2020. Catalog available here.

2019 Art and The Book, Volume 2, Archive Montreal, presenter, Montréal, Québec, October 4, 2019.

2019 Unfoldingobject, panelist, Concord Visual Arts Center, Concord, MA, June 26, 2019.

2019 Cut Me Up Magazine, Issue 2, curator, January, 2019.

2018 Andrea Burgay: Collage Art, presentation and workshop, Materials for the Arts, Queens, NY, July 19, 2018.

2018 Beyond the Exhibition: Strategies for Showing, Sharing, & Selling Collage Outside of Gallery Context, panelist, Kolaj Fest, New Orleans, July 13, 2018.

2016 Object Relations, workshop and exhibition, Ground Floor Gallery/A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, June 2016.



2005 BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY



“Excavations, Projections and Depth”, Andrea Burgay and Clive Knights in Conversation,” two-part conversation, Kolaj Magazine Issues #28 and #29, 2020.

Max-o-matic, “Breakdown, An Online Exhibition Focused on Fragmentation and Rebuilding,” interview with The Weird Show, July 5, 2020.

“Mining the Ruins: Andrea Burgay”, Empty Mirror portfolio feature, May 29, 2020.

“The Lock Down Chronicles: Andrea Burgay,” The Weird Show, March 28, 2020.

“Andrea Burgay and Max-O-Matic Talk About Cut Me Up’s Latest Issue Which They Co-Curated,” The Weird Show, January 27, 2020.

Bealy, Allan, BLEND: A Cooperative Collage Project, Benzine Projects, January 2020.

Kadour, Ric Kasini, The Book As A Place of Collage, symposium catalog, October 2019.

Bartel, Todd, Unfoldingobject, Exhibition Catalog, June 2019.

Max-o-matic, “Cut Me Up Magazine,” interview with The Weird Show, February 25, 2019.

Yaniv, Etty, “Sorting Through Chaos: Artist Interview,” Art Spiel, September 17, 2018.

Hamilton, Gia, 30th McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, exhibition catalog, April 2017.

The Riveter Review, Issue 5, August 2016.

Riccardo, Renée, “Shortlist Curator Artist Feature,” BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry, March 2016. 

Noir, Bill, Mékanik Copulaire #6, March 2014.

Perry, Elizabeth, “Artist Interview,” The 22 Magazine, February 2014.

Mair, Moray, “Andrea Burgay Collages Are A Playful Exploration Into Human Decay,” Mutantspace, May 31, 2013.

Wolff, Rachel, “When Strom Is Collaborator,” Art News, April 22, 2013.

Tino, Anthony, “Artist Interview,”Recession Art Blog, March 2013.   

Soulez, Juliette, “La tête chercheuse de la galerie Zürcher : une mini foire off de galeries new-yorkaises Émergentes,” Blouin ArtInfo, October 18, 2012.

Bartel, Todd, Virtual Annex: Strange Glue, Exhibition Catalog, September 2012. Villasmil, Alejandra, “Artist of the Week,” Artishock, April 2, 2012.   

BRIC Rotunda Gallery, The Bricoleurs, Exhibition Catalog, January 2012.

Blumenthal, Carl, “Exhibits at Rotunda are a Mixed Bag", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 9, 2012.    

Sick of the Radio, March 31, 2011.

Brown Paper Bag, March 28, 2011.

Valdez, Aldrin, “Shortlist Curator Artist Feature”, BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry, 2011. 



The Schwitters’ Army Collection of Collage Art at MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar, Scotland

The Doug and Laurie Kanyer Art Collection, Yakima, WA

Retroavangarda Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, New Jersey, NJ

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