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Andrew Myers
updated: 01/09/2014
website: andrewrmyers.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Flower
Perch
Home
Hiding Place
Hunting Ground
Feeding Post
Nest
Planter
Planter(detail)
dig/dug
dig/dug (detail)
dig/dug(install)
dig/dug(install2)
dig/dug (detail)
Flower
 
Portfolio Keywords:  process, landscape, figurative, site-specific, nature, animals, portraiture, science
 
 
Flower by Andrew Myers
Flower
Charcoal, graphite, pastel and acrylic paint on paper and wall
2010
Dimensions variable
Perch by Andrew Myers
Perch
Oil stick, china marker, acrylic paint on paper w/string
2006
90" x  60" 
Home by Andrew Myers
Home
Oil stick, china marker on paper w/string
2006
60" x  40" 
Hiding Place by Andrew Myers
Hiding Place
Oil stick, china marker on paper w/string
2006
92" x  72" 
Hunting Ground by Andrew Myers
Hunting Ground
Oil stick, china marker and charcoal on paper w/string
2006
72" x  66" 
Feeding Post by Andrew Myers
Feeding Post
charcoal, oil stick on paper w/ string
2006
67" x  49" 
Nest by Andrew Myers
Nest
Oil stick, china marker on paper w/string
2006
90" x  60" 
Planter by Andrew Myers
Planter
Oil stick, china marker, graphite, charcoal on paper and wall
2007
108" x  55" 
Planter(detail) by Andrew Myers
Planter(detail)
Oil stick, china marker, graphite, charcoal on paper and wall
2007
108" x  55" 
dig/dug by Andrew Myers
dig/dug
Charcoal, graphite and string on paper and wall
2008
Dimensions variable
dig/dug (detail) by Andrew Myers
dig/dug (detail)
Charcoal, graphite, pastel and acrylic paint on paper and wall
2008
Dimensions variable
dig/dug(install) by Andrew Myers
dig/dug(install)
Charcoal, graphite and string on paper and wall
2008
Dimensions variable
dig/dug(install2) by Andrew Myers
dig/dug(install2)
Charcoal, graphite and string on paper and wall
2008
Dimensions variable
dig/dug (detail) by Andrew Myers
dig/dug (detail)
Charcoal, graphite, pastel and acrylic paint on paper and wall
2008
Dimensions variable
Flower by Andrew Myers
Flower
Charcoal, graphite, pastel and acrylic paint on paper and wall
2010
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Andrew Myers
Artist Statement





    The theme of “myself as something useful” and my fondness for birds were the driving forces behind this series. In this group of drawings I am further exploring alternative drawing methods such as “drawing” with scissors by cutting out shapes and attaching them together. The connection between drawing and sculpture is also an idea that I am continuing to explore by “building” these drawing constructions. Using the existing self-portraits and some new ones, I adapted them to become some kind of useful object or place in the landscape for the family of birds that I had constructed. The birds were made mostly from scraps of paper and whatever else I had lying around my studio. I drew, painted, cut, tore, sewed and taped them into various bird species. I then altered each portrait in order to find some functionality for my birds. The more utilitarian my portrait became the happier I was with it, be it a house, nesting place, feeding ground, bath or simply a perch to rest on.
    The ‘Giant’ series is growing, building, tearing down, re-building, planting, setting, shaving, clawing, wiping, smearing, filling, digging, throwing, holding, pushing, pulling, forcing, folding, creasing, tamping, cramming, fixing, adjusting, tightening, loosening, turning, watering, sewing, knotting, sharpening, wedging and tying off.

Artist Bio / CV

Andrew Myers
2025 NE Davis St
Portland Oregon 97232
T 503 758 6093
andyarm@yahoo.com


Education
2003         Master of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting; Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
1995         Bachelor of Science, Studio Art; Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, Oregon

PROFESSIONAL Experience
2008        Drawing Instructor, Rome Program, University of New Mexico and OSU, Rome Italy

2004-Present     Drawing Instructor, Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon
        Teach beginning drawing and beginning, intermediate and advanced figure drawing.

2003-Present     Drawing Instructor, Art Institute of Portland, Portland Oregon
        Teach beginning, intermediate drawing, Figure drawing, Drawing and Anatomy.
2007/08        Visiting Artist, Central Oregon Community College, Bend, Oregon, Powerpoint lecture
2005/2006     Visiting Artist, Jumpstart, Pre-college Visual and Performing Arts Workshop, Oregon         State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Powerpoint lecture
    
2003        Teaching Assistant, Portland State University, Intro to Drawing, Winter & Spring         ( instructor of record)
2003/ 2005       Visiting Artist, Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, Oregon
        Slide lecture for drawing and painting classes, studio visits with advanced students.

selected exhibitions
2007        “OSU Faculty Exhibit”, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2006        “Portland Modern”, Ogle Gallery, Portland, OR
2006        “Figures from Life”, Group Exhibition, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR
2005        “Be Useful”, One Person Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University,         Corvallis, OR
2005        “First Person”, Group Exhibition, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2005        Juried Alumni Exhibition, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande,         OR
2004        One Person Exhibition, Doll Gardner Gallery, Portland, OR
2003         “all grimace and flush”, MFA Thesis exhibition, Gallery 299, Portland State University,         Portland, OR

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Taylor, Sue. “Andrew Myers at Doll Gardner,” Art in America, March 2005, p.146; reproduction.
Pat Boas, “Portland Modern”, 2005, Issue #3, pp. 8-11; reproductions.