Andrea Girling was born in Hertfordshire. She studied fine art at Norwich University of the Arts and gained a BA(Hons) in 2012 and an MA in 2016. Her practice addresses concerns relating to the increasing pace of technology and its impact on humankind. Girling’s research is a process-led (thinking through making) enquiry into the relationships and dualities of the fast and slow, machine and handmade, digital and analogue. She is particularly interested in exploring these dualities by pushing the boundaries of drawing through experimentation and utilisation of both traditional and technological mediums. Girling’s work emerges through a labour intensive, repetitive and painstaking process. She was shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2013 and has work held in the Prints and Drawings Collection at the British Museum.