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 from East Tennessee State University and his MFA from the University of Florida alongside a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies through the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research.
Andrew recently attended an artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL where he studied with Will Cotton, Senior Critic at the New York Academy of Art. His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Issue #153 juried by Lauren Haynes as well as national juried exhibitions including the 2021 Young Painters Competition at Miami University juried by Kelly Baum, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.