Hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists today, Jeanette Andrews is a contemporary magician and artist who specializes in creating interactive sensory illusions, possessing a contemplative take on the art of the impossible.  She has invented a unique take on this ancient art form.  


“My vision is to take the art of illusion back to a high art, with the prestige it held in the 1800’s by bringing it back to the arts sector and presenting contemplative works. I enjoy finding historic magic illusions and modernizing them for today’s audiences, where impossible feats are performed by the viewers themselves,” Andrews states.  


Andrews presented her first magic show when she was four-years-old and began performing professionally at the age of six. Her dedication to her art never wavered and as a full-time performer, Andrews has staged hundreds of performances for Fortune 500 companies, museums, and universities across the United States, including sold-out and standing-room-only crowds at the International Museum of Surgical Science, Birmingham Museum of Art, and Chicago Ideas Week. She recently completed her third series of performances for Museum of Contemporary Art, presenting “Invisible Roses,” commissioned by the museum in honor of their 50th anniversary. Combining influences not typically seen in magic performances such as immersive theater, quantum physics, and philosophy, Andrews has invented a unique take on this ancient art form. She is the only magician worldwide known to be awarded an artist’s residency, including being a High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist and artist in residence for The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Illusion is Ms. Andrews’ life’s work and her performances have been praised by The Daily Mail, the Chicago Tribune and PBS.  


Andrews uses sensory anomalies and scientific oddities to bridge everyday life to a special, heightened world.

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image: Linsell Imaging


  • Jeanette to present performed artist talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

    February 26, 2019 

  • Jeanette to perform at Mayslake Peabody Estate

    March 6-10 , 2019

  • Jeanette to perform at Hofheimer Gallery as part of EXPO Chicago After-Hours

    September 29, 2018 

  • "Invisible Roses" - Site-specific work of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

  • Jeanette to give talk and performance at Weinberg-Newton Gallery 

    September 14, 2018

  • Jeanette on the cover of the "Chicago Reader"

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Thresholds

  • SOLD OUT - Lincoln Park Zoo presents Jeanette Andrews

  • Impossible Gardens at MANA Contemporary

  • SOLD OUT -

    Performances at the Pleasant Home Museum, March 15-17

  • Jeanette presents at the Birmingham Museum of Art

  • Press from Museum of Contemporary Art Performance

  • Read the PBS / WTTW Article Here

  • Jeanette named artist-in-residence for Institute of Art & Olfaction in LA and High Concept Labs Chicago

  • Performances for Seaside REP in Florida & public performances

© 2020 by Jeanette Andrews. Contact:

info@jeanetteandrews.com | Chicago, NYC and national performances.

Background images: Saverio Truglia, David Linsell & Michael Sullivan 

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