Andrew Myers was born in Braunshweig, Germany, and raised in Ciudad Real, Spain. He now resides in Laguna Beach, California, where he has lived since attending the Laguna College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Southern California). The first time he set foot in an art class, he saw students depicting live nude models in clay, and knew he wanted to be a sculptor.
While in school he devoted himself to classical sculpture training, and it is in this academic setting that he began to find his voice. It is this rigid foundation that allows Andrew to transform any material into works of beauty. The materials used in his vast body of work include screws, oil paint, charcoal, bronze, cement, and found objects.
The best example of this is Andrew’s work with screws. He creates sculptures from thousands and thousands of screws. His distinctive and realistic pieces, mostly portraits, are made by combining oil paint and shadows. They are a testament to craft, strength, and artistry. Up close, they look like a topography map (hence, the series name Topographical Facial Landscape or TFL) made up of rolling hills and valleys, but from any distance, the stunning photo-realistic portraits take shape.
One of Andrew’s favorite memories was watching a blind man experience his work for the first time. As the man ran his hands over a large three-dimensional portrait tediously constructed with thousands of screws and hundreds of hours, his blank expression suddenly transformed into a warm smile. He could feel what others could only see.
In 2017, Cantor Fine Art produced a short documentary with Andrew Myers called, "Please Touch the Art." The film explores the importance of tactile art within the visually impaired community. This documentary features George Wurtzel, a blind artisan and teacher working at Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa.
Museum Group Exhibitions:
- 2011 Memorial Art Museum, University of Rochester, NY “Extreme Materials 2″
- 2014 Laguna Beach Art Museum, ‘Palette to Palate’
- 2018 Mass MoCA, June 23, 2018-May 27, 2019, “Consenses” To read more please click here.
- 2015 LA Art Show
- 2012 Audi Commission, Automechanika, Frankfurt, Germany
- 2012 Hurley Headquarters, private commission
- 2012 Private Commissions for CEO of Nike, CEO of Nike 2.0, McKenna BMW
- 2012 CES Contemporary, Continue to Continue
- 2012 Press: American Lifestyle, Lamono Magazine (Spain)
- 2011 Bosch IXO European Advertising Campaign
- 2011 Exhibitor at SOFA Chicago
- 2010 Purposeful Dislocation, SEEDS Fine Art Exhibit Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
- 2008 Exhibitor at the juried Sausalito Arts Festival – Awarded First Place sculpture
- 2008 Awarded 2nd Place in Sculptural Pursuit Magazines’ National Sculpture Competition – featured artist in article
Andrew Myers’ art work has been featured in many publications. Below are some of the featured articles about his life and work.
- American Lifestyle
- Lamono Magazine
- McGrath Magazine
- Sculptural Pursuit
- H Magazine
- Orange Coast July 11
- Laguna Beach Mag Aug 11
An example of Andrew's work showcasing the dimensionality of his medium:
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