Andrea G Artz Biography


Andrea G Artz is a visual artist & photographer. She was born and raised in Germany and has lived in New York for many years. Andrea currently works from her South East London studio in Peckham. Her career in the arts started when she made a zoo of cardboard animals that populated the living room of her beloved grandmother Rosa…..

Andrea’s work has emerged out of photography’s’ expanded field and incorporates installation, sculpture, drawing, photography and 3d collage.  The human condition and in particular the human figure is her main interest. Originally trained as a photographer, she is an acute observer of people’s movements, postures, gestures and facial expressions and how they change as history progresses.

Level 3 Awards in Education and Training, City & Guilds, Citi Lit, London, 2014
MFA, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, 2009
BS, Studio Art, CUNY Baccalaureate Program, New York (summa cum laude), 2007
BFA, Bavarian State Educational Institution of Photography, Munich, 1989

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Ghost Weight, Crol & Co, London
2017 Farewells, Rottstr5 Kunsthallen, Bochum, Germany
2015 The City of Dreams, Die Bäckerei Innsbruck, Austria (in collaboration with the actress Almut Maria Moelk)
2013 Dickens Locations, Charles Dickens Museum, London
2010 Passengers, First Class Lounge London Euston, London
2003 Propaganda? Cafe de Engelbewaarder, Amsterdam
1993 Metropoliten, GlassGo Gallerie, Hamburg

Group Exhibitions

2017 Sea Road, Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonards on Sea
2017 Open Studios, Peckham Festival, ACME Galleria, London
2017 Pick It Up, Horizonte Zingst Fotofestival, Zingst
2016 Open Studios, Acme Galleria, London
2016 East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2015 Never Dark, Observer Building, Hastings
2015 A Sense of Place, Observer Building, Hastings
2015 Art – CP Gallery, From Indifference to Engagement, London
2015 DisRuptive at I’Klectik Part One and Part Two, IKlectik Art Lab, London
2015 Anti Gallery Show, Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London
2014 Open Studios, ACME Galleria Court Peckham, London
2014 Spur der Steine, Druckwerkstatt Kulturwerk BBK, Berlin
2014 A Letter in Mind, Gallery@OXO, London
2014 Family Chronicles, Textil Werk Bocholt, Bocholt, Germany
2013 Creekside Open, A.P.T. Gallery, Deptford, London
2012 12-12-12, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
2012 CueB, CueB Gallery, London
2012 Love Pastels, Mall Galleries, London
2011 Peckham Open, Peckham Space, London
2011 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2011 Re-Sketching Boz, Charles Dickens Museum London
2010 The Summer Exhibition SE1, Vitrine Gallery, London
2010 Silent City, Part One, The Rag Factory, London
2010 daumenkino – thumbcinema, bookartbookshop, London
2010 Between Expression and Action, Red Eric Studios, Leeds
2009 Sheffield Artist Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
2009 Final Days, Temple Works, Leeds
2009 Open Art Show, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2009 MA(FA) MFA Degree Show, University of Leeds, Leeds
2008 Figurative Art Prize, Boundary Gallery, London
2005 Spice, ABC No Rio Gallery, New York
2004 The New Tastemakers, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
2004 No Gallery, Brooklyn New York
2003 Complement/Contrast, Brooklyn, New York
2002 Fuji Film Euro Press Awards, Palau Virreina, Barcelona
2001 Here is New York, New York, Zurich, Berlin
2000 Marianne Brandt Competition, Galerie Rosenkranz, Chemnitz, Germany
1997 Intim, Schlosshotel Bad Arolsen, Kassel, Germany
1997 Visage de Hambourg, Palais des Arts Marseille
1996 Artgenda, Copenhagen
1995 Be4light, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
1995 Cherchez la Femme, Kunsthaus Hamburg
1994 Menschenbilder, Kampnagelfabrik Hamburg
1993 Made in Hamburg 2, Kunsthaus Hamburg

Awards, grants, fellowships

2017 Shortlisted for Contemporary Visions 8, Beers London
2017 Shortlisted for Columbia Threadneedle Figurative Art Prize
2017 Ecce grant Farewells exhibition (European Centre for Creative Economy)
2016 Selected for East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2013 Selected for Creekside Open, A.P.T Gallery, London
2011 Selected for Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2010 Residency at Druckwerkstatt, Kulturwerk BBK, Berlin
2009 Residency Vijnana Kalavedi Cultural Centre, Aranmula, India
2006/2007 Residence Centre d’Art i Natura, Farrera, Spain
2005 Diego Hidalgo Fellowship for the Arts, New York
2005 Smith Fellowship, New York, Studio Residency Beaver Street, New York
2004 Connor Award, City University of New York
2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, Bronze
2002 Fuji Euro Press Awards, Merit Award Travel, Barcelona
2001 Marianne Brandt Competition, Merit Award, Chemnitz, Germany


2018 Article about the exhibition Ghost Weight by Ignacio Diaz Vazquez
2017 Exhibition catalogue Farewells published by Maiden Publishing
2017 Farewells exhibition Rottstr5 Kunsthallen Bochum Germany, article WAZ
2016 Acme Open Studios 2016, article by Ignacio Diaz Vazquez
2015 Hastings Online Times ‘A Photographic Sense of Place’
2002 Here is New York, a democracy of photographs, Book, Scalo
2001 The Poetry of the Functional, catalogue, Marianne Brandt Competition
2000 Fiction Issue, The New Yorker, June 19/26, 2000
1997 Nachtarbeiter, Visage de Hambourg, catalogue, Palais des Arts, Marseille
1996 Nachtarbeiter, Artgenda Copenhagen, Denmark
1996 Metropoliten, Weiter so, art magazine Hamburg
1996 Metropoliten, Szene Hamburg, 4/1996, p 90
1995 Cherchez la femme, catalogue, Kunsthaus Hamburg
1993 Made in Hamburg 2, catalogue, Kunsthaus Hamburg


MFAH The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Charles Dickens Museum, London
Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
Museum for Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg
Textil Werk, Bocholt
Private collections