CV / Andrea Blum

b. Philadelphia, PA USA

Education

Masters of Science (MS), Journalism Columbia University, New York, New York, 2004

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 1989

Laboratorio Di Leonetto Tintori, Fresco Painting & Restoration, Prato, Italy 1991

Sorbonne University, French Civilization, Paris, France 1987

Work Experiences

Culinary Artist/ Chef, Montalvo Arts Center, 2010 –current

Culinary Director, Bloomfield Farms, Petaluma, CA 2013-2015

Founder, My American Pantry 2013-

Journalist, Environmental reporting, West Marin Citizen, Point Reyes Station, Ca 2008-2013

Freelance Journalist: Saveur Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, Common Ground, Edible Communities

Reporter, KQED Radio News, San Francisco, CA

Reporter Photo Journalist, Buenos Aires Herald,  2005

Founder, Cucina Mondiale Cooking School 1999-

Residencies, Awards & Lectures

Autodesk Pier 9 Presentation

Lucas Artist Program Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, 2010- 2013, 2015-2016

Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2014

Pier 9 Autodesk Artist Residency, San Francisco, CA 2015

Leslie Sander Award for Social Justice, Columbia University New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Pop Up Arts Festival 5-hour sculpture, Edible Wall, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

2015

Pier 9 Artist-in-Residence Show, Cakewalks, Autodesk, San Francisco, CA

2013

The Califas Festival, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Mountains in my Spoon, October, Montalvo Artist Residency, Saratoga, CA

Flourish: Artists Explore Wellbeing, Community Picnic and photo shoot, Montalvo Artist Residency, Saratoga, CA

Various Private Food Installations