About the Artist

Andrew Fearnside is a New Mexico painter guided by ongoing interests in psychology, social justice, 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. He has been juried into group shows in Oregon, Michigan, Colorado and Texas, and has won awards for his work. He has had solo shows at Harwood Art Center, Zendo, Winning Coffee, and the Erna Ferguson Library in Albuquerque, and duos at the Open Space Visitor Center and Page Coleman Gallery.

What I Do

I make murals and illustrations that use texture, pattern and color to explore relationships: shape and edges, harmony and disharmony, novelty and stability. My images arise from a drawing-based form-making language involving photography, digital collage and layer-building. I owe much to artists of the Expressionist lineage, from Kokoschka to Neel; like them, I value the irrational and the absurd, play and intuition as modes of thinking and research, and paradox and complexity over the obvious answers.

I make art to understand. I make art to ask questions.

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