Ariel DeAndrea (b. 1981, San Francisco, California) is an up-and-coming painter and installation artist, whose works are influenced by her own personal narrative and Japanese iconography. Her paintings combine technical elements of Photorealism with a surrealistic stylization that is distinctly her own. Looking to the crane as a symbol of hope and salvation, the artist creates detailed paintings of these delicate origami birds. The imagery is at once intensely poetic and strategically understated. Ariel DeAndrea is the daughter of famed sculptor John DeAndrea.