About the Artist

Andrew Fearnside is a New Mexico painter guided by interests in psychology, spiritual practices and conversation. 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. He has shown with Bryce Hample at the Open Space Visitor Center, and with Gail Gering at Page Coleman Gallery. He has been juried into group shows in Denver and the Houston area, and has won awards for his work. He has had solo shows at Zendo, Winning Coffee, and the Erna Ferguson Library in Albuquerque. 


What I Do

I make drawings, prints and paintings using a strongly textural ground and saturated colors. My images arise through a dynamic interplay of embodied movement and a form-making language involving photography, layer-building and visual friction. I often focus on portraits, and thus on stepping into the mysteries of relationship, self and context.  I owe much to artists of the Expressionist lineage, from Kokoschka to Neel. I am working on paintings whose meanings continue to shift out of sight, like eels in black water. Painting helps me resist systematization.

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