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Andy Karnes
Baltimore, MaryLand

Maryland Institute College of Art, Adjunct Professor

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I am interested in the tension between chance and control. Produced predominantly from observation, my work is a response to my experiences with objects and spaces. Through a process of editing, manipulation and reconstruction, I surrender components of my work to chance, thus creating unpredictable marks and unanticipated imagery, that both reinvigorate the surface of the painting as well provide an alternate reading of the recognizable and ambiguous nature of our surroundings





born: 1984, Baltimore



Boston University, MFA, 2014
St. Mary's College, BA, 2007


selected awards/honors

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, 2015
Constantin Alajalov Schoolarship, 2012


selected publications

Boston Globe, Critics Picks, Boston, MA, 2014
BMore Art, Silent Interiors, Baltimore, MD, 2015


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Galerie Francoise, Things Forgotten, Baltimore, MD, 2014
Andy Karnes, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA, 2014


selected group shows

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, A Fine Arrangement, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
Alpha Gallery, New Talent Show, Boston, MA, 2014
Concord Art Association, Sight Specific, Concord, MA 2014
Sherman Gallery, The World that is Full of Anything, Boston, MA, 2013



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