ANDREW FEARNSIDE


Andrew Fearnside is an award-winning New Mexico painter guided by ongoing interests in psychology, pop culture and spiritual life. After completing a BFA in painting and drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in his native Boston, he made paintings and performances and found work as a designer, dancer, teacher and psychotherapist. His digital and analog drawings, prints and paintings use a strongly textural ground and saturated colors. Images arise through a dynamic interplay of embodied movement and a form-making language involving photography, layer-building and visual friction. He often focuses on portraits, and thus on stepping into the mysteries of relationship, self, and context.  Andrew describes himself as owing much to artists of the Expressionist lineage, from Kokoschka to Neel, and as working on paintings whose meanings continue to shift out of sight, like eels in black water.