Andrea Eckersley is a painter who lives and works in Melbourne. When she isn’t chasing around two little boys, she is teaching at in fashion design at RMIT and finishing a PhD in Fine Arts (Painting) at Monash University. Primarily interested in the way the body interacts with abstract shapes, Andrea’s work investigates the material aspects of painting with a particular focus on its surface. She has recently contributed a chapter on painting for the upcoming book Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Visual Culture. Andrea is the art editor at the Deleuze Studies Journal and has exhibited at Platform Contemporary Public Art Spaces, Nellie Castan Gallery, Craft Victoria, c3 and West Space in Melbourne.