Andrea Benge makes intimate portraits that portray a strange innocence mixed with a beautifully uncomfortable sense of melancholy. Her paintings are created on carved woodcut panels and enhanced with glitter to provide a unique impression that can only be truly experienced in person. She has attended several schools around the country and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, with concentrations in both Drawing and Painting from Kansas State University, where she received several grants and scholarships, including the Mark A. Chapman and Cheryl Mellenthin Fine Arts Scholarship, the Dale Weary Clore Scholarship, and the Oscar V. Lamar Art Scholarship. Her work has been featured in many national exhibitions including The Little Big Art Show at La Bodega Gallery in San Diego, CA, Ink N Iron Kulture Klash Art Show on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, a First Friday solo show at Bailiwick in Anchorage, AK, and she has work in many international private collections. She also worked with Too Fast clothing as a collaboration artist, did the album cover for Phosphene's debut album, and has had pieces featured in several tattoo related publications. Originally from Orange County, CA she has lived all over the country since marrying a member of the military, and together they have a son and two dogs.