Andrew Ackerman is a Multi-Media Artist creating paintings, songs, poetry, performances, video and immersive experiences. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ackerman is currently based in West Palm Beach, Florida.

He received his B.F.A in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. 

 

In 2010, Ackerman was honored with The Juror’s Award in Gallimaufry,     The FAU Annual Juried Student Exhibition. In 2012, he showcased his work in Meet The Artist, a one man exhibition at The Claridge Hotel in Miami Beach. In 2015, Ackerman was honored with the People’s Choice Award in Portals,The Broward Art Guild’s Juried Exhibition.

In 2016, he completed a residency at The School of Visual Arts in New York. During The SVA Summer Residency Exhibition, he created an immersive experience, Changeling Faces, incorporating painting, music, installation and performance.

Ackerman's current work includes immersive video and live performance.  

These varietal works are an intermixing of edgy rock aesthetics and spiritual reflections. 

PAINTINGS

Ackerman’s paintings deal with themes of social identity, alienation, equanimity and spiritual reflection. Sociopolitical messages and personal attitudes are conveyed through a fusion of Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism  and calligraphic inspired elements. A race of alien beings are depicted in his work along with an alien language, called Ackerman code, which is an intermix of numbers, words and symbols. See his Alien Love Series.

Working primarily in acrylics, Ackerman establishes the backgrounds of his paintings in black and white, which represent the boundaries which exist between society and the Individual. Brightly painted figures in the foreground symbolize values of personal freedom and expression. The white and black labels float through these environments as reminders of social adherence and personal preference. His paintings become a process of breaking through barriers, solving issues and creating balance and harmony.

SONGS

Ackerman crafts his brand of rock music, employing hard edged raspy vocals and luxurious, glam-infused vocals. His ambient-electronic soundscapes represent the alternate domain of his musical repertoire. Each piece is an invitation into an immersive experience. Place a pair of headphones upon your head for full immersion and the journey begins.

PERFORMANCES

Ackerman’s narrative driven performances with spoken word and sound.

The transmission is through video and live performance. The work also becomes an integral part of his immersive experiences.

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

Ackerman’s immersive experiences are the integration of the different facets of his work. Utilizing painting, sound, video, performance and installation, he transforms a space into an alien world. Here, he explores the connection between artist and audience. As he guides his audience through his world,  dissolving boundaries along the way, they become experiencers and eventually participants in the unfolding events of the piece.

Ackerman's work becomes a conduit for the experimentation of new ideas, the integration of different media forms and the expansion of his continually evolving art practice. 

Andrew Ackerman

Multi-Media Artist  

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Andrew@AndrewsArtWorld.com

EDUCATION

2010      *   Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art: Painting

                   Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

SELECTED HONORS

2015      *   Recipient of The People’s Choice Award in Portals, The Broward Art Guild Juried Exhibition

                   The Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL          

2010      *   Recipient of The Juror’s Award in Gallimaufry, The FAU Annual Juried Student Exhibition

                   The Ritter Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012      *   Meet The Artist

                   The Claridge Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

2010      *   Inside Andrews Art World        

                   Burlini Studio, Boca Raton, FL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021      *   A Throw of The Dice Will Never Abolish Chance 

                   From The Dark To The Light: An Immersive Video Experience

                   Flatiron Project Space, New York, NY

2016      *   2016 SVA Summer Residency Exhibition

                   Changeling Faces: A Multi-Media Art Experience

                   The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

              *   (Inside) / Out - Art as Healing Therapy Exhibition

                   Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2012     

              *   Creatures of The Night: Gallery Show

                   The Station, Miami, FL

              *   Culture Clash

                   Sailboat Bend, Gallery 1310, Fort Lauderdale, FL

              *   The Art of Pain

                   The Bubble Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL    

              *   KeroWACKED: Homage to Jack

                   ActivstArtistA, Art District of Boynton Beach, FL 

               *   SFL Battle of the Band winners Resonance at 1350 

                   Fort Lauderdale, FL           

2011      *   Multiversal, Miami Art Basel 2011, Satellite Fair

                   Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL 

2010      *   Sýmvolo, The FAU Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

                   The Ritter Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

              *   Pop Up Show

                   Burlini Studio, Boca Raton, FL

              *   WeMerge Magazine Release Party

                   Buena Vista Plaza Gallery, Miami Design District, Miami, FL 

              *   Housed

                   FAU Student Union Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL    

2009      *   New Life: The Premiere Exhibition of The Miami Stuckists 

                   Grace  Café & Gallery, Dania Beach, FL

              *   Nowhere and Now Here

                   Kevro’s Art Bar, Delray Beach, FL

              *   Heart: The Art of Emotion and Expression

                   FAU Student Union Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

              *   Ackerman, Corrao, Diaz & Seiler

                   FAU Student Union Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2008      *   The DeBilzan Gallery Winter Exhibition

                   The DeBilzan Gallery, Delray Beach, FL

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2015      *   Portals Exhibition

                   The Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2012      *   Juried Painting Exhibition

                   The Art Place Wynwood, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL

2010      *   The Sugar Sand Park Annual Juried Exhibition

                    Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, FL

              *   Gallimaufry, Annual Juried Student Exhibition

                   The Ritter Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL      

2009      *   Body Language, Annual Juried Student Exhibition

                   The Ritter Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 

PAINTINGS ON LOAN

2008      *   Four Paintings on Loan

                   Student Affairs, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

LIVE PAINTING SESSIONS      

2012      *   Ackerman Paints Live & Framed Red Handed

                   Wynwood Art Walk, Wynwood, Miami, FL

              *   Ackerman Paints Live

                   NorthWood Art Walk, West Palm Beach, FL

              *   KeroWACKED: Homage to Jack

                   ActivstArtistA, Art District of Boynton Beach, FL 

              *   Resonance Live- Original Music and Art Fusion Show! 

                    Green Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL   

              *   The Art of Pain

                   The Bubble Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL    

              *   Four Deadly Sins

                    Green Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL   

              *   Resonance at Green Room-Original Music and Art Fusion Show! 

                    Green Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL  

              *   Youth of Nations Celebration 

                   Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, FL

               *  Art & Music Show 

                   DADA, Delray Beach, FL

              *   Art & Music Show 

                   Propaganda, Lake Worth, FL

              *   Art & Music Show 

                   Respectables, West Palm Beach, FL

SELECTED LIVE PERFORMANCES

2019      *   Open Mic 

                   The Angel Fish Sessions

                   Subculture Coffee, Delray Beach, FL

2016      *   Open Mic Tuesdays

                   Crawling Up The Corridors

                   Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, FL

              *   Open Mic Tuesdays

                   Information & The World of Information 

                   Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, FL

              *   Open Mic Tuesdays

                   Silence & Who Really Knows?

                   Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2015      *   Open Mic 

                   My Angel, My Misery

                   J Cafe, West Palm Beach, FL

2010      *   All Arts Open Mic!

                   The Other World & Upside Down Sky

                   Funky Buddha Brewery & Lounge, Boca Raton, FL

              *   Queerly Spoken Poetry 

                   You Put Your Brand on Me

                   Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2009      *   Poetry Reading

                   Wild Child & Smashed 

                   Miramar Library, Miramar , FL

2008      *   Open Mic

                   The Crimson Carpet & Her Technology

                   Kevro’s Art Bar, Delray Beach, FL

              *   Open Mic

                   Her Technology

                   Cyber Cafe, Hollywood, FL

SELECTED PRESS

              *   The Sun Sentinel: Are We E.T.?

                   Phillip Valys, July 20, 2012

   

              *   The Miami Herald: Stuckists Display Art

                   Eileen Soler, 2009 

              *   City Link Metro-Mix: Meet The Stuckists

                   2009

              *   TheSunSentinel.com: FAU showcases work by four student artists

                   Dave Rossman, January 15th, 2009