"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 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)

• 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)

• 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