Andy Cross

New York, USA

Andy Cross is a visual artist based in New York.

He layers sundry stylistic approaches and wide-ranging narrative themes in vibrant, zippy paintings that often defy categorisation. A self-proclaimed wanderer, Cross culls memories, objects and impressions from travels around the world (lush American forests, lavish Indian temples, ascetic Japanese monasteries), synthesising them into rich compositions that blend art historical, spiritual and cultural references.

Cross’s energetic use of color and loose gestural brushstrokes evidence an emotive, stream-of-consciousness approach to painting. As Cross plumbs the depths of his memory for meaningful experiences, figures and symbols, he builds a body of work that is at once highly personal and broadly universal.

Photo credit: Sophie Mattheus

Key facts

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  • Born in Richmond, USA in 1979
  • Holds a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia (2001) and a MFA in Painting from Hunter College, New York (2005)
  • Exhibited in solo and group shows including ‘Color against Color’, Ortega y Gasset Projects (New York, 2015); ‘Mirror Venus’, Sardine Gallery (New York, 2014); ‘All-Mother’, Cathouse FUNeral (New York, 2014); ‘House Painter’, Maramotti Collection (Reggio Emilia, 2013); ‘Ego Identity’, M2A Gallery (Dresden, 2013); ‘House Painter’, Martos Gallery (New York, 2012); ‘Painting as Radical Form’, Maramotti Collection (Reggio Emilia, 2012)