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Andrew Ackerman is a multi-media artist creating drawings, paintings, songs, poems, performances, and immersive projects. Born in Brooklyn, New York,  he 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.

 

His recent works has been featured in exhibition at The Flatiron Project Space, The Photoville Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Suite 206, The GalleRe at Resource Depot, and Oolite Arts. He has performed at ArtServe, The Williamsburg Center for Music, and on a rooftop in New York City. His work has been featured in WeMerge Magazine, Metro-Mix City Link Magazine, and SVA ContinuEd.

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PAINTINGS

My paintings deal with themes of social identity, alienation, equality and spiritual reflection. Sociopolitical messages and personal attitudes are conveyed through a fusion of Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism and calligraphic inspired elements.

 

In the series, Alien Love, I depict a race of alien beings with an alien language, called Ackerman code, an intermix of numbers, words and symbols. Originally, a commentary for LGBTQ+ rights and freedoms, the narrative has grown to include any social group which has been alienated in society.

Working primarily in acrylics, I begin my paintings with black or white backgrounds, representing the boundaries which exist between society and the individual. Brightly painted figures in the foreground symbolize values of personal freedom and expression.

The black and white labels float through these environments as reminders of social adherence and personal preference.

My paintings become a process of breaking through barriers, solving problems and creating balance and harmony.

SONGS

I craft my own brand of rock music, employing hard edged raspy vocals and luxurious glam-infused vocals. My ambient electronic soundscapes represent the alternate domain of my 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

My performances consist of spoken word and sound. Video and live performance are my vehicles for presenting the work. These narrative driven pieces become an integral part of my immersive experience projects.

IMMERSIVE PROJECTS

My immersive projects are the culmination of the different facets of my work. Utilizing painting, sound, video, performance and installation, I transform a space into an alien world. If not a physical space, then the world inside the video screen, for an immersive video experience. I explore the connection between artist and audience. As I guide you through my world, dissolving boundaries along the way, you become experiencer and eventually participant in the unfolding events of the work.

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                                                        Andrew Ackerman

         Multi-Media Artist | Andrew@AndrewsArtWorld.com | AndrewsArtWorld.com

 

Education

Florida Atlantic University, B.F.A., Studio Art: Painting, 2010

 

Artist Residencies

2016 - SVA Summer Residency Program, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2012 - Meet The Artist, The Claridge Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

2010 - Inside Andrews Art World, Burlini Studio of The Arts, Boca Raton, FL

Group Exhibitions

2022 - Oolite Arts Student Showcase, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL

2022 - 4th Annual Waste To Wonder Exhibition, The GalleRE, Resource Depot, West Palm Beach, FL 

           The Harmonizer, Video, 10 Minutes

2022 - Ephemeral Existence, Teleportal, Suite 620, New York, NY

           The Treasure Box Code Culture of The Dark Shadow & The Light Bearer, Video, 15 minutes

2021 - These Years, SVACE Banner Exhibition, Photoville Festival, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

2021 - A Throw of The Dice Will Never Abolish Chance, Flatiron Project Space, New York, NY

           From The Dark To The Light: An Immersive Video Experience, 70 Minutes

2016 - SVA Summer Residency Exhibition, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

           Changeling Faces: A Multi-Media Art Experience

2016 - Inside / Out - Art as Healing Therapy Exhibition, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2015 - Portals, The Broward Art Guild Juried Exhibition,The Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2012 - Creatures of The Night: Gallery Show, The Station, Miami, FL

2012 - Culture Clash, Sailboat Bend, Gallery 1310, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2012 - Juried Painting Exhibition, The Art Place Wynwood, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL

2012 - The Art of Pain, The Bubble Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL    

2012 - KeroWACKED: Homage to Jack, ActivstArtistA, Boynton Beach, FL  

2012 - SFL Battle of the Band Winners Resonance at 1350, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL           

2011 - Multiversal, Miami Art Basel, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL 

2010 - The Sugar Sand Park Annual Juried Exhibition, Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, FL

2010 - Sýmvolo, The FAU Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, The Ritter Gallery, 

            Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2010 - Pop Up Show, Burlini Studio of The Arts, Boca Raton, FL

2010 - Gallimaufry, The Annual Juried Student Exhibition, The Ritter Gallery, 

            Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL      

2010 - WeMerge Magazine Release Party, Buena Vista Plaza Gallery, Miami, FL

2010 - 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

2009 - Body Language, The Annual Juried Student Exhibition, The Ritter Gallery, 

            Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2009 - Nowhere and Now Here, Kevro’s Art Bar, Delray Beach, FL 

2009 - Heart: Art of Emotion and Expression, FAU Student Union Galleries,

            Florida Atlantic, University, Boca Raton, FL

2009 - 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

 

Paintings On Loan

2008 - Four Paintings, Student Affairs, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2008 - 2012

 

Live Painting Sessions

2012 - Ackerman Paints Live & Framed Red Handed, Wynwood Art Walk, 

           Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL

2012 - Ackerman Paints Live, NorthWood Art Walk, West Palm Beach, FL  

2012 - KeroWACKED: Homage to Jack, ActivstArtistA, Boynton Beach, FL

2012 - Resonance at Green Room- Original Music & Art Fusion Show! Green Room,

           Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2012 - The Art of Pain, The Bubble Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL    

2012 - Four Deadly Sins, Green Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL   

2012 - Youth of Nations Celebration, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2012 - Art & Music Show, DADA, Delray Beach, FL

2012 - Art & Music Show, Propaganda, Lake Worth, FL

2012 - Art & Music Show, Respectables, West Palm Beach, FL

 

Live Performances

2021 - TC The 3rd's Open Mic Jam, Good Old Saratoga, The Williamsburg Music Center,

            Brooklyn, NY

2021 - The Rooftop Set, New York City, NY

2019 - Open Mic, The Angel Fish Sessions, Subculture Coffee, Delray Beach, FL

2017 - Open Mic Tuesdays, Crawling Up The Corridors, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2016 - Open Mic Tuesdays, Information, World of Information, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2016 - Open Mic Tuesdays, Silence & Who Really Knows?, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

2015 - Open Mic, My Angel, My Misery, J Cafe, West Palm Beach, FL

2010 - All Arts Open Mic! The Other World, The Upside Down Sky, 

           Funky Buddha Brewery & Lounge, Boca Raton, FL

2010 - 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 - The Crimson Carpet & Her Technology,  Open Mic, Kevro’s Art Bar, Delray Beach, FL

2008 - Her Technology, Open Mic, Cyber Cafe, Hollywood, FL

Selected Press

“Photoville.” SVA NYC ContinuEd, May 2022

“Residency Alumni Exhibition.” SVA NYC ContinuEd, Will Patterson, December 2021

“Are We E.T.?” The Sun Sentinel, Phillip Valys, July 20, 2012

“Stuckists Display Art.” The Miami Herald, Eileen Soler, 2009 

“Meet The Stuckists.” CityLink Magazine, 2009

“FAU showcases work by four student artists.” TheSunSentinel.com, Dave Rossman, 2009

 

Awards

2015 - People’s Choice Award, Portals, The Broward Art Guild Juried Exhibition, 

           The Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, FL          

2010 - Juror’s Award, Gallimaufry, The Annual Juried Student Exhibition,

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

 

Member of The Following Collectives

2021 - Teleportal, 2021 - 2022

2009 - Miami Stuckism, 2009 - 2010