Andy Hammerstein

“Art making appeals to me because it is communication at the frontiers of human consciousness. Not all things can be described by words. Words may rush in soon after to describe what it has seen, but the new vision always leads the way, leads the discussion. Art is the leading edge, the not-yet absorbed, the difficult, the uncomfortable. To experience art is to experience the new”

Education

Fieldston School, Bronx, NY.  Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.  Arts Student League, NYC.  Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA.  Parsons School of Design, NYC.   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture East Madison, ME

Art/Work Experience                                                                                                                                                                 Asst. Photographer / Photo-Animation Colorist / Photo-Backdrop Artist, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC TV, NYC
Computer Artist, Creative Media Communications, NYC
Art Coordinator – “Everybody Wins”, Orion feature film, Wilmington, NC
Author/Curator – 200-Year History of NYC Theatre, Paine Webber Gallery Space, NYC

Commercial Art Commissions:

-Scenic Artist for Sandbank and Partners, Hawthorne, NY

-Muralist at Hilton Hotel, Hillcrest, NJ

-Artist  6 paintings for “Ghost” Paramount Pictures, Wilmington, NC

-Artist – 650 silk painting Mural for the “Bastille Celebration”, Parrish Museum, Southampton

-Fabric Designer, seisel rug (17’x22’) for Polo Corporation, NYC

-Artist -13 ancient Pompeiian paintings for Doral Hotel, NYC

-Muralist – mural for Temple Beth Elohim Synagogue, Long Island, NY

-Art Copyist – 3 waterlilies paintings in the style of Monet, Doral Country Club, FL

-Installer/Contractor for exhibitions, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC

-Room Designer for Kips Bay Decorator Show House, NYC

-Artist/Designer – 7 banners (8’x20’ each) for Brecht /Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins”, Avery Fischer Hall -Storyboard Artist for Robert Chang Productions, NYC

Solo Shows:

Synchronicity Space Gallery, NYC – N.W.C.A., Mt. Kisco, NY – Hiram Halle Library, Pound Ridge, NY – Landmark Gallery, Tarrytown, NY – Soundview Gallery, Greenwich, CT – Plaza 55 Gallery, Greenwich, CT – Gallery at Merritt Crossing, Milford, CT – Firenze Gallery, New Preston, CT – University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT

Group Shows:

Onatru Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY – Charles Michael Gallery, N. Salem, NY – Charter Oak Gallery, Fairfield, CT – Phoenix Gallery, Cross River, NY