Andrew Norris (b. 1993) 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 received his BFA in 2016 from East Tennessee State University and his MFA in 2021 from the University of Florida alongside a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies through the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research.
Norris' work has been shown in national juried exhibitions at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans), Miami University (Oxford, OH), and Amos Eno Gallery (Brooklyn), among others. While attending graduate school, he was selected to attend an artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts where he studied with Will Cotton. His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Out.com, and the Advocate.
Andrew is currently a Lecturer in Drawing / Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay.