Department of Painting + Printmaking
Andrew Norris received his BFA from East Tennessee State University and his MFA from the University of Florida where he also earned a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies. He creates figurative oil paintings that explore how the often-disparaged forms of Americana and heartland kitsch can be recharged as instruments through which to generate and explore queer identities. He is currently represented by Bermudez Projects in Los Angeles. Norris’ work has been featured in national group exhibitions at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida State University, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, and Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn. While in graduate school, he participated in the artist residency program at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where he studied with Will Cotton, and was featured in New American Paintings (Issue 153).