Andy Bellomo. Visual Artist
Andy Bellomo is a visual artist, public mural artist, teacher and performer living and working in Chicago. She received her Master’s in Education in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA in 2005. She has been creating large-scale public murals for over 12 years. Additionally, she specializes in stained glass artworks creating large glass pieces for galleries and homes across the U.S. Her work can be seen in Chicago and across the country. As a full-time artist, she divides her time between creating murals, educating youth, doing commissioned glass work and performing as a drag king. Andy has a strong belief in collaboration and cross-promoting fellow artists and community members. She is a dynamic member of the arts and LGBTQ communities and a strong activist and advocate for social change and human rights. Andy is also the creator and co-producer of Queer Lines, an annual three-part visual art, poetry, and drag king show.
Andy’s most recent collaborative mural, “The Love I Vibrate,” is depicted on the cover of the book, Art in Chicago Neighborhoods: Year of Public Art,a public art catalogue created by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE)/City of Chicago. In addition, she was awarded public art grants by The Field Museum, DCASE, and the Chicago Park District. She has also most recently been named one of Chicago's top 50 public artists in the "City of Chicago Public Art Prequalified List of 2020."
Her current studio work includes the Queer Mural Series with the above mural, “The Love I Vibrate,” being the first in this collection. This is a series of murals that highlights the hard work and activism of the LGBTQ community in Chicago. Each mural features an Artist Activist who has been using art to create social change, demand social justice, while supporting and bringing our community together.