Andréa Purnell has maintained a successful artistic career as both an artist and an arts administrator for over 15 years. As an administrator, Purnell currently works as the Manager of Audience Development with the Saint Louis Art Museum where she spearheads engagement strategies designed to increase and expand the museums audience profile and is the co-curator on the upcoming exhibition The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21 Century opening in August!
In addition to her public relations duties, Andréa is an actor, writer, director, and stage manager. Her acting credits include theater, commercials, industrial films, and movies. She has appeared in numerous local broadcasts and continues to be actively engaged in media relations.
For these accomplishments, she has received the Delux Magazine Power 100 Award, Grand Center Visionary Award-Emerging Artist, North County Incorporated 30 Leaders Award and ALIVE Magazine Buzz Listing. Purnell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Fontbonne University a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Management and Leadership from Webster University.