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.
Andrew's work has been featured in New American Paintings, Out.com, and the Advocate and has been included in 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. Andrew was selected to attend the Atlantic Center for the Arts residency where he studied with Will Cotton, Senior Critic at the New York Academy of Art. Andrew is currently a Lecturer in Drawing / Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay.