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Born in Saint Clair Pennsylvania, Andrew Wapinski is a visual artist whose current practice is rooted in the memories of interacting with the environment of the historic coal mining town in which he grew up. His work places great importance on the physicality of material and its relationship to artistic process. Melting blocks of pigmented ice, hand ground anthracite coal and the collection of dust from his reductive painting processes lay the foundation for Wapinski to investigate interwoven themes of liminal space, reclamation and material significance as they relate to shifting environments and sense of place.

Wapinski received his BFA in Painting from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and an MFA in Painting from The University of Delaware. Andrew Wapinski lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

 

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
TBA (December Exhibition), Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
March Selection, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Sense of Place, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

2014
Restructured, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC (solo exhibition)

2012  
Precious Metals, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC
Magnitude 7, Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

2011  
Permutation, Carspecken Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE (solo exhibition)
Specific Environments:Landscape as Metaphor, Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, CO
Small Works Exhibition, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Decadence, Crane Arts Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
Preja-VU, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
With Friends Like These, Old School Galleries at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The Artist Project, Pier 92, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Gallery Plan b, Washington, DC

2010  
Wasteland, Delaware Center For Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE (solo exhibition)
New Triumph of Painting, The Show Room at Hub-Bub, Spartenburg, SC
Award Winners 10 / Reunion Show, Biggs Museum of American Arts, Dover, DE
Group Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE          

2009  
Summer in The City
, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Language of Line, New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE
Group Exhibition, Gallery Plan b, Washington, DC
Paper Trails: Recent Drawings, Delaware Center For Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2008  
Transformations, Mezzanine Gallery, Wilmington, DE (solo Exhibition)
Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water: Science in Art, Susquehanna Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA
8 1/2 by 11 Project, Lisa Concino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA
Invitational Exhibition, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE
New Views, Nature Captured, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2007  
Sea Fragments, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA (solo exhibition)
Small Works, All Gallery, New Haven, CT
Paintings of The Mid Atlantic, Keystone Art and Culture Center, Lancaster, PA

2006
Coastal Interpretations, Lynden Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA (solo exhibition)
Works on Paper, Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, TX

PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS
2014   Washington Post, "Restructured", Exhibition Review, July 5, 2014 by Mark Jenkins
2012   Manifest, Magnitude 7, Catalog V64
2009Studio Visit Magazine, Winter 2009 Edition
2008   Artline, Spring 2008, Volume9, Number 1
2007   New American Paintings, Mid-Atlantic Issue, Volume #69
            Washington College Magazine, Volume LV, No.2

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Bloomingdale's, McLean, VA
Brach, Eichler LLC, Roseland, NJ
Capital One, Wilmington, DE
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, New York, NY
Energy Plus Holdings LLC, Philadelphia, PA
Hilton Hotels, Orlando, FL
Lancaster Arts Hotel, Lancaster, PA
Scrub Island Resort, Scrub Island, BVI
Swissotel, Chicago, IL
Think Tank Holdings, Jackson, WY
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

EDUCATION
2004   MFA, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
            Concentration: Painting
2001   Graduate Studies, Syracuse University, Humanism and The Arts in Renaissance Italy (Abroad)
2001   BFA, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
            Concentration: Painting

TEACHING
2012-2014West Chester University, Visiting Lecturer of Painting
2005-2011University of Delaware, Visiting Lecturer of Painting and Drawing
2005-2007 Washington College, Visiting Lecturer of Painting and Drawing