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Andrew Ackerman is a Multi-Media Artist creating paintings, songs, poetry, performances, videos and immersive experience projects.

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, Florida. 

 

In 2015, Ackerman was honored with the People’s Choice Award in Portals, The Broward Art Guild’s Juried Exhibition. In 2016, Ackerman completed a residency at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. For The SVA Summer Residency Exhibition, he created an immersive experience, Changeling Faces, incorporating painting, music, installation and performance.

 

In June 2021, Ackerman’s project, From The Dark To the Light: An Immersive Video Experience, was first featured in the group exhibition, A Throw of The Dice Will Never Abolish Chance, at The Flatiron Project Space in New York City. From September 18th to December 1st 2021, Ackerman’s work will be featured in the SVACE Group Banner Exhibition, These Years, at the Photoville Festival in Brooklyn, New York.

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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.

CURRENT WORK

In January 2022, my new immersive video pieces are featured in group exhibition. The Treasure Box Code Culture of The Dark Shadow And The Light Bearer is featured in Ephemeral Existence, with Teleportal, at Suite 620, in New York City. The Harmonizer is featured in The 4th Annual Waste To Wonder Exhibition at Resource Depot, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Outside of exhibitions, I am developing new installments of AAW Sessions, New LIVE Performances and my next Immersive Projects.

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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

AWARDS

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

                   The Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, FL          

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

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

COLLECTIVES

2021      *   Teleportal, Joined 2021

2009      *   Miami Stuckism, Joined 2009-2010

AFFILIATIONS 

2020      *   The Residency Alumni Network, The School of Visual Arts, Joined 2020

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, Boca Raton, FL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022      *   Oolite Arts Student Showcase

                   Oolite Art Center, Miami Beach, FL

              *   The 4th Annual Waste To Wonder Exhibition

                   GalleRE Space, Resource Depot, West Palm Beach, FL

              *   Ephemeral Existence

                   Teleportal, Suite 620, New York, NY

2021      *   These Years, SVACE Exhibition, Photoville Festival

                   Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

              *   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

                   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

LIVE PERFORMANCES

2021      *   TC The 3rd's Open Mic Jam

                   Good Old Saratoga & Accompanying Vocals 

                   Williamsburg Music Center, Brooklyn, NY

              *   TheEnd Presents Chatterbox

                   The Rooftop Set

                   New York City, NY

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

              *   SVA NYC CONTINUED: Residency Alumni Exhibition

                   Will Patterson, December 2021

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

                   Phillip Valys, July 20, 2012

              *   The Miami Herald: Stuckists Display Art

                   Eileen Soler, 2009 

              *   WeMerge Magazine, Artist Profile

                   Self Written, 2010

              *   City Link Metro-Mix: Meet The Stuckists

                   2009

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

                   Dave Rossman, January 15th, 2009