This is Andre Rochester, owner and sole proprietor of Rochester Fine Art / Rochester Fine Art Studio, located at 30 Arbor St. Suite B-11, Hartford, CT 06106. I have been making art since I was very young, but I’ve been doing this professionally for the past 7 years. Upon leaving the University of Connecticut for financial reasons I decided to hold on to my dream and keep pursuing an art career.
Over the past 7 years I have been able to make a name for myself in the Hartford arts community by actively participating in exhibits and, in recent years, curating art shows for other artists. On June 1st, I graduated from Charter Oak State College with a BA in Studio Art.
My goal is to have a gallery that caters to up and coming artists. I am passionate about helping emerging artists with professional development, as this is not always taught in art school. I want to build a successful art career of my own and bring people with me. I believe we all can achieve success through collaboration. In smaller communities like the Hartford area, we have to work together.
On July 12, 2014 I will be celebrating 1 year at Rochester Fine Art Studio by hosting a show for Will Kerr, a very talented artist who found me online and contacted me through my website: www.rochesterfineart.com. We have been meeting and developing ideas for his first art show for the past 6 months.
On Saturday, June 21st, I hosted a show for Aariyan Googe, a local photographer who came to me 3 months ago and asked me to curate for her. When I’m not working on a show for another artist, I am either teaching private lessons or building my portfolio. I was also appointed to the City of Hartford Commission on Cultural Affairs in January, 2014. Information about my art, upcoming events and more can be found at www.rochesterfineart.com.
– Andre Rochester
Rochester Fine Art Studio
30 Arbor St. Ste. B-11
Hartford, CT 06106