About

Andrew Lawson is a 2-D artist that resides in Midland, Texas. Works in most printmaking mediums.  Andrew studied art at the University of Texas Permian Basin and graduated with honors in 2014. His biggest influences are the surrealism artists of the early 1900’s and the modern-day pop-surrealism artist. Andrew considers himself part of the modern Pop-Surrealism movement. Still young in his art career, Andrew has been seriously pursuing art since the age of 25.

 Andrew developed a love for printmaking while in school. He confesses his liking of printmaking is due to the equal amount of left and right brain activity involved in creating prints.  Andrew says his art is a direct expression of himself at a given moment when creating a piece. Dealing with depression and anxiety disorders, Andrew channels these troubles into his art, often portraying darker themes with sometimes fun and whimsical undertones. While not a verbal person, Andrew feels his art is the perfect way to express himself. Currently his themes deal with trends related to Westernization and Easternization, and how these two themes intersect and affect our every day lives. Through his work, Andrew hopes the viewer can start asking questions about where they fall in our ever divided society.

 

Curriculum Vitae 

Education:

BA, University of Texas Permian Basin, Cum Laude 

MA, University of Texas Permian Basin

Current MFA Candidate at Texas Tech University

 

Group and Solo Exhibitions:

2015 - Art by Brad King and Andrew Lawson, Kamiposi Gallery, Midland, TX

2016 - Solo Exhibition, Starr Struck Gallery, Houston Texas

2017 - After Dark 6 (Group Show) - Greg Moon Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

2017 - Solo Exhibition, Kamiposi Gallery, Midland, TX

2018 - Impressions - Nationally Juried Printmaking Exhibition. Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland

2018 - Impressed 2018: Behind the Hedges, Group Printmaking Show - Art Gym, Denver, Colorado 

2018 - Impression: A National Printmaking Exhibition - d'Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia 

2018 - A Generous Kingdom III - Verum Ultimum Art Gallery - Portland, Oregon 

 

 Awards/Recognitions 

2018 - Award of Merit, for piece titled: "The Takeover", MOCA Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach, VA  
                                   

2018 - Best in Printmaking, Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, AZ

2017 - St. Tammany Award, Covington Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington, LA

2017 - 1st Place Printmaking, Midland Art Association Fall Juried Event. Midland, TX. "The Takeover" Etching

2017 - Best in Show, Midland Art Association Spring Juried Event, Midland, TX, "Storm in a Teacup" Oil with Resin

2017 - 1st Place Printmaking, Midland Art Association Spring Juried Event, Midland, TX, "Space Oddity" Mezzotint

2017 - Best in Show, Celebration of the Arts, Midland, TX