Katrina Andry is Pelican Bomb’s Project Manager. She received an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Louisiana State University, and her experience as a practicing artist inform her abilities to problem solve, advocate for artists, and make connections. For the past five years, Katrina worked as an independent designer and consultant, gaining first-hand experience managing projects from start to finish.
Katrina maintains a studio in her home in New Orleans, and her art explores the negative effects stereotypes have on people of color. With social justice and equity in mind, she questions how stereotypes are used by people to normalize their surroundings and subsequently to create arbitrary sets of differences between populations. Katrina’s works are often large-scale woodcut prints, and they reflect her passion for both hands-on art-making and igniting important, if sometimes difficult, conversations.
As Project Manager at Pelican Bomb since 2017, Katrina helps execute all of the organization’s exhibitions and public programs, liaising between artists, administrators, and audiences. She’s in charge of logistics across the board and ensures that everything is running on schedule. Working in collaboration with Pelican Bomb’s Executive Director Cameron Shaw and Editorial and Communications Manager Charlie Tatum, Katrina has overseen the installation of exhibitions at Pelican Bomb Gallery X; managed the planting of Fallen Fruit’s public fruit tree parks in New Orleans; and helped launch the 2018 annual conference for the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. Describing her non-art interests, Katrina says, “I’m a cookie monster...don’t leave your cookies in the room with me.”