Andrea Mary Marshall is an artist, illustrator, and photographer. She grew up in Boston and studied fashion design at Parsons.
« My artwork focuses on self portraits that explore the intersection of identity, female sexuality, and consumer culture through the lens of the ‘ideal woman.’ Using painting, photography and video, I create alter egos that provocatively engage well-recognized representations of the female archetype. These characters represent the dichotomy between vulnerability and dominance, fear and freedom; one part madonna, one part whore. They embody my self exploration of this duality placed within the larger dialogue between history and contemporary culture. Melding themes of religious iconography, sexuality, fashion and fetishism, I strive to represent a broader, subversive female experience that challenges the familiar images and archetypes of our society. » Andrea Mary Marshall.