b. Los Angeles, CA



2014      Lesley University College of Art and Design, MFA, Lesley University, Boston, MA

2011      Humboldt State University, BA, Studio Art, Arcata, CA


Selecte Exhibitions


2020      Watch Your Step, Hote Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017      Remote Wilderness, Black Faun Gallery, Eureka, CA


2021      Phases, Dear Artists, Virtual Gallery, curated by Jean Isamu Nagai

2020      High Beams, Bendix Building, Los Angeles, CA

2020      Hot Paper, GIFC (Got It For Cheap),  Online Project

2020      LOIMBY,  Other Places Art Fair, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

2019      35 X 35 Self & Identity, CCCM, Los Angeles, CA

2019      Therefore I Am, OCCA, curated by Meghan Doherty Assistant Curator of LACMA, Santa Ana, CA 

2019      ARTistas, Moon Gallery, Mt. Berry, GA

2019      Flagship Heritage, Vandernoot Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2019      What Climate!?, Hote Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019       Bemis Art Auction Exhibition, Omaha, NE

2018      Saunter Trek Escort Parade (S.T.E.P.), Queens Museum & Flux Factory, Queens and Brooklyn, NY  2018      Cancion del Inmigrante, Santora Building, Santa Ana, CA

2018      Tracing Boundaries, Slide Room Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2018      Enclosed Beds, Outdoor Installation, Justice LA, Los Angeles,CA

2017      Sanctuary, Synapsis, Eureka, CA

2017      (dis)placement project, Jacaranda, Rio de Janeiro, BR

2017      REIMAGINE: The Art Behind Upcycling, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2017      (dis)placement project, Off Quay Ugly Duck, London, UK

2016      Night Light Multimedia Garden: Breaking the Code, SOMArts, San Francisco,CA

2016      Blue Marble, SLOMA, San Luis Obispo, CA

2016      Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

2016      Grayscale Wonderland II, bG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016      Family Portraits, Richmond Art Center, Oakland, CA

2015      Reclassified, LUCAD Alumni Biennial Exhibition, Warehouse XI, Boston, MA

2015      Labeled: Uprooting Social Identities, on view with All or Nothing, Ana Teresa Fernandez, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

2014     No. 20 Group Exhibit, The Vandernoot Gallery at University Hall, Cambridge, MA

Selected Awards & Residencies

2020     Public Art Commission, Destination Pico/ LA Commons, Los Angeles, CA

2020     Emergency Fund for Visual Artists, West Collection, Oaks, PA

2020      ArtMaze Magazine, Winter Edition Issue 16, Curated by Scott Ogden

2018      Artist in Residence, Collaborative Studio, CSUF at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

2018     Artist in Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2017     Artist in Residence, Signal Fire, Portland, OR

2017     Average Art Magazine, February Edition no. 7, averageart.co.uk

2017     Artist in Residence, with artist grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2016     Artslant 8th 2016 Artslant Prize Showcase Competition

2016     Studio Visit Magazine, Winter Edition, studiovisitmagazine.com          

2016     Juror’s Award of Merit, Lucia Sanroman, Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

2015     Artist in Residence, Joya: arte+ecologia, Almeria, Spain

2012     Merit Scholarship, Lesley University College of Art and Design,Boston, MA

2009     President Purchase Award, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA


Selected Bibliography 

2020    Young Space Interview, yngspc.com/artists/2020/02/andrea-castillo/ (February)

2019    VoyageLA Magazine, Interview Inspiring Stories (forthcoming)

2018    Los Angeles Times “Santa Ana Sites spotllights immigration stories in ‘Cancion del Inmigrante’ a multimedia opera” by Richard Chang (May 03)

2017    Los Angeles Times L.A. Now “Coalition merges art and activism for holiday message about mass incarceration” by Michael Livingston (December)

2017     PIPA   “Multiple Possibilities of Displacement in New Group Show in Rio De Janeiro” http://www.pipaprize.com  (July) 

2017     Artwaves, Artist Interview, Wendy Butler KHSU, Arcata, CA

2017      Artist Talk, Black Faun Gallery, Eureka, CA

2017     Under the Radar, Artslant Pick (April)

2016    “The Latest Art Exhibitions From Santa Monica, Venice, & Culver City”,                       Westsidetoday.com, by Jennifer Eden. (February)

2015     Joya arte+ecologia, Artist in Residence, Almeria, Spain, November

2015     Trinidad Branch Library, Artist Talk, Trinidad, Ca, June

2015    North Coast Journal, “The Artist Vanishes” by Gabrielle Gopinath (April)

2014     Lesley University MFA in Visual Arts Graduate Thesis Artist Talk. Boston, MA. June

2014    Big Red and Shiny, “Go and See” BR&S (June)