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Andrew Dailey
Kettering, Ohio

Wright State University, Adjunct Instructor

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These paintings are an extension of my interest in tonal drawing and an appreciation for the painted mark. Representational painting presents a contradiction of identity that I find to be both fascinating and sustaining. The image of the painting implies a broad host of things but will never exist as anything more than a flat arrangement of shapes, no matter how convincing the illusion. This marriage of truth and fiction is reflected again in the imagery I find most appealing.

These two paintings are part of an ongoing exploration of narrative. The imagery reflects my interest in figuration and machine forms. The machines mediate the interaction of the figures. This system of indirect interaction is a satirical comment on contemporary technology-filled social systems. The machines can be viewed as metaphors for intentional alienation and social phobia.



born: 1982, Ohio


Miami University, MFA, 2009
Wright State University, BFA, 2005

selected awards/honors

Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council, 2011
Jeanne Bowman Ellenstein Purchase Award, Evansville Museum of Art History and Science, 2009
Jo Ritz Memorial Merit Award,Evansville Museum of Art History and Science, 2009
Graduate Achievement Award, Miami University, 2009

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Diane Kidd Gallery, Tiffin University: Gepetto Complex, Tiffin, OH, 2011
Johnston Hall Gallery, MUM: Reactions, Middletown, OH, 2009
MU North Gallery, Miami University: Decision and Consequence, Oxford, OH, 2009

selected group shows

Short Straw, Clifton Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2010
54th Annual Mid-States Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, Evansville, IN, 2008
Oxford to Oxford, Powerhouse Gallery, Oxford, MS, 2008
Self Evident: Contemporary American Self Portraiture, Claypool-Young Gallery, Moorhead, KY, 2008

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