Andrea Warnick is fascinated with the industrial urban landscape, particularly that of her home town of Hamilton, ON, where she grew up. Spending many months photographing the industrial sector, her documented photographs of factories capture the beauty of industry stripped to its naked truth.
Warnick’s ongoing project explores the forms and functions of operating industrial facilities. From photographs taken of the industrial sector, she creates large-scale prints that explore the vitality and expressive nature of often unnoticed industrial structures in bold, arbitrary colour. Her new collection, Manufactured Light Series, focuses on the industrial sectors of Hamilton from dusk to night, introducing s a new colourway in a vivid and bold primary palette that mixes reds, electric greens, and blues.
Warnick holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in New Media from Ryerson University School of Image Arts in Toronto. She works in a variety of media including sculpture, photography and digital print and has published works in the US and Canada, including the ArcelorMittal 100th Anniversary Book and the University of New Orleans periodical. Warnick was one of three artists selected to exhibit prints for the ArcelorMittal Community Strength Celebration in 2011 and her works may currently be viewed in downtown Hamilton as part of the Traffic Box Public Art Project. Warnick currently lives and works in Montreal, QC.