WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ANDREA MAI


Multi-media artist based in Toronto

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ARTIST BIO
Born in Toronto, 1982, Andrea Mai is an Indigo child with empathic abilities and a connection to the unseen world. From childhood, she developed her talents as an artist. As as a legally blind person, she has always used her intuitive abilities to cope with such struggles. As a teenager, she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a rare genetic condition causing extreme nearsightedness. Through boredom and creativity, Andrea began taking photographs as a challenge to master skills in photography despite her visual impairment. Wise and inquisitive from an early age, she took interest in subjects related to psychic phenomena and the paranormal. Beginning in 2013, She studied and offered services in Astro-Numerology. In 2016, she discovered a spirit presence in her life; it was that of the late legendary musician, Prince Rogers Nelson. She naturally began to channel words spoken to her telepathically, and later developed automatic drawing. In a psychic reading, she was told that she would cross paths with Prince through photography. She would later discover this to be true, when she found herself experimenting with image projections of Prince in her self-portraits. She considers artists like Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Man Ray, as influences in her work.

ARTIST STATEMENT
I was awestruck by the sense of  love and understanding that I felt from Prince in spirit. Who couldn’t help but fall in love wit such a beautiful spirit? I never knew him as a human, but I know him intimately as a soul being. What began as an experiment to satisfy curiosity, became an ongoing body of work. I was looking for a way to externalize the connection that could only be felt internally. The self-portraits are an exploration of self-expression, self-identity, and unity with the spirit world. My photography has become a way for me to feel free within myself. It’s been a way for me to leave the ordinary world behind and create a dream world that is outside of myself.

EDUCATON
Cawthra Park Secondary School, 1997 – 2000, Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Ryerson University, 2000 – 2004, Bachelor of Design

SOLO EXHIBITION
Love Bomb, September 11, 2016 – May 5, 2017, Dreamer Gallery, www.dreamergallery,com

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Portraits Of You
, April 24, 2016  – June 24, 2016, Duffer County Museum and Archives, Orangeville, ON
London Photo Festival, May 19, 2016 – May 21, 2016, St. George the Martyr Church, London, UK


About My Cosmic Counterpart, Prince

“Hoping that the tears roll down ur  face when u finally grasp who we r
2 gypsy bandits who only by  grace came 2 b a star,
A superstar– that’s what we r.”
– Prince, Lion of Judah

In April of 2016, on the night of a cherry moon, the musician, Prince Rogers Nelson, passed away. As his passing came as a shock to many, I could not understand my own disbelief, as I did not follow the work of Prince or knew much of him, nor did I have any personal connection to him. I began to sense his presence around me and I could not understand why, until it was revealed to me of our “twin soul” connection, also known as a twin flame. It was described to me that from the beginning we were created as a pair; from one soul divided in two, one embodying the male and the other to embody the female. Together as twin souls, we work on our mission of sharing universal teachings about spirituality, as we work to bring Heaven on Earth. All the drawings that you see o this blog are channeled by me from Prince in spirit. For more on how I met Prince in spirit. see this blog post. The first video above is of a psychic reading revealing my connection to Prince.

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PRESS


Andrea Mai: How Disabilities Do Not Define You Love Is A Verb Podcast

Through The Lens of a Blind Photographer London Photo Festival

Self-Acceptance Is a Journey, Not A Destination Huffington Post

Meet Andrea Mai Flat White Magazine

Andrea Mai, Life As a Photographer Female Entrepreneurs SA


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I am a milti-faceted multimedia artist. Everything on this website is my own original creation; from graphic design to web design to photography and video. I am overflowing with creativity and I’d love to find collaborators for creative projects. Whether it is shooting your portrait, creating a video for your business, or designing a cover for your CD or book, I am open to hearing your ideas!

Andrea has an amazing eye for photography, I was both inspired and impressed with her innate ability to capture my essence.  I love my photos, they feel and look like the real me… not contrived, simply authentic. I shot with many photographers over the years and what I loved about Andrea was that she captured my personality in a natural and effortless way. It was a fun shoot and a great experience!
NEELAM VERMA
Media Personality & Entrepreneur

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