"I have so many things to tell you; if only out of my mouth came pictures."

Andreana Rosnik is the only child of two metro-Detroit natives, and before becoming a chemist she dreamed of becoming an illustrator. Upon returning from a post-bacc in Barcelona and beginning a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at UC-Berkeley, she slowly re-learned how much the creative can inform the analytic. She continues to pursue scientific and artistic pursuits in parallel. 

Her current focus is on small scale illustrations: pen-and-ink drawings of the darker sides of human inner life, paint pen sketches of concentric blossoms, and colored pencil depictions of the natural and supernatural in the universe.


ArtSpan San Francisco Open Studios (November 1-3, 2019) @ SHARED SF

ArtSpan Art-In-Neighborhoods display at Cumaica Excelsior (August 2019 -- present)

• Alameda Earth Day Art Show (April 20, 2019)

Earth Action Initiative Climate Art Show (March 23, 2019)

• “SNAP!” Bay Area Juried Exhibition at Arc Gallery (January 18, 2019)

Art Works Downtown Small Works Exhibition (November 16, 2018 — December 22, 2018)

Chocolate and Art Show San Francisco (November 15-16, 2018)

ArtSpan San Francisco Open Studios (October 12-14, 2018) @ SHARED SF

• Fletcher Lab Art Show (May 2018)

Cal Day 2018: Science as Art (April 21, 2018 - April 21, 2019)

Earth Action Initiative Climate Art Show (April 6, 2018)

ArtSpan Art-In-Neighborhoods display at Mosser Hotel (March 2018 -- September 2018)

Marin Society of Artists Fresh Art 2018 (March 2018)

ArtSpan San Francisco Open Studios (October 28-29, 2017) @ FrameArt Studio

• heART is Oakland Benefit Show (July 2017)

Chocolate and Art Show San Francisco (June 22-23, 2017)

• Fletcher Lab Art Show (June 2017)

• “SNAP!” Bay Area Juried Exhibition at Arc Gallery (January 27-28, 2017)

• Art Millennium 2016 Exhibition (December 9-11, 2016)

• Fletcher Lab Art Show (May 2016)

Gallery Representation

FrameArt Studio, Portola district, San Francisco, CA (October 2017 – March 2018)


• Second place winner in Alameda Earth Day Art Show (2019)

• Semi-finalist for NSF Vizzies 2018 

• Michigan Winner of Congressional Art Competition (2009)

Print Features

• Featured in BAMPFA Student Committee Spring Zine 2018: Love letter to the Bay Area (April 2018)

• Contributing Illustrator for ColorMePhD Volume I (September 2018)

Professional Development

Earth Action Initiative Art Co-curator (November 2018 - March 2019)

Earth Action Initiative Art Curating, Marketing, and Sales Director (November 2017 - April 2018)

• Introduction to comics and illustration, Berkeley Art Studio (August 2017)

• Mural design course and mural painting with Precita Eyes muralists, Berkeley Art Studio; mural located on the Cesar Chavez Building on University of California-Berkeley campus (February – March 2017)


ArtSpan Member (October 2016 -- present)



Basic information

Born in Detroit, MI (1991)

Currently living in San Francisco Bay Area

B.S. Chemistry and Mathematics, Hope College (2009-2013)

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, UC-Berkeley (2014-2019)


• Lowbrow/Pop-surrealism

• Mental health and art

• Illustration

• Dark art

• Surrealism

• Magic realism

• Drawing

• Intersection of science and art

• Children’s book illustrations

• Patterns in the natural world