So pleased to be included in the group show, Chaos Management, atin Minneapolis.
Organized by Jehra Patrick, the show features artists Kieran Riley Abbott, Kimberly Benson, Ute Bertog, Emma C. Cook, Tucker Hollingsworth, Michael Johnson, Andrea Joki, Todd Kelly, Kelsey Olson and Jeremy Szopinski.
August 6 – September 26, 2015
1629 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 300F, Minneapolis, MN
Art writer Morgan Meis cites my painting above in his article "28 Days in Cleveland" for.
He writes, "...one of the first works of art I came across in Cleveland was a painting by Andrea Joki at William Busta’s gallery. Joki’s paintings are abstract, but they are also lively and colorful. The reds and light blues and beiges have more to do with colors you find in the California desert than anywhere in northeast Ohio. It turns out she does, indeed, spend a lot of time in the Mojave Desert. Formally sophisticated, the paintings play out a debate between hard-edge abstraction and Expressionism with a little bit of Agnes Martin-style mysticism thrown into the mix. What would happen if a canvas invited all the major players of the last hundred years of abstraction to get together for one giant party? Would it lead to complete aesthetic train wreck? Nope. It would look instead something more like Joki’s Apparent Radiant (2015)."
I'm pleased to present new paintings in a solo exhibition at Cleveland's, opening reception on Friday, May 1, 5pm - 9pm. The show runs through May 30, 2015.
William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 55115
I like to think of my paintings as perfect failures. I'm interested in the disruption of lines and the breakdown of expressionist fields with linear and geometric motifs. I enjoy the friction in the aesthetic mash-up of styles and find beauty in the containment of the language on woven linen and perfectly crafted stretchers.
I am presenting several new drawings in the show, Flexible Domains, along with drawings by fellow painter, Matthew Kolodziej, and glass by Robert Coby. The show opens on Friday, November 7, 5:30 - 8pm and runs through December 6.
, 2301 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44313
I was a resident artist atin Los Angeles for three months earlier this year. While in LA, I completed a series of paintings (all plein air!) that continue my painterly obsession with merging opposites. Lately, my paintings have sparked conversations with interesting people (scientists and poets) about how the visual language evokes ideas of physics and music.
More than once and at random places (the grocery store), people familiar with my paintings have asked me if I'm influenced by Steve Reich. I am a fan. I was lucky to be in Los Angeles during the Minimalist Music Festival at Disney Hall. A four-hour performance of more than a dozen minimalist compositions is still resonating with me. Many of the paintings I made during my stay are named after Reich compositions performed that evening.
Without Boundary curated by Christine Pfister
March 21 - May 31, 2014
opening reception March 21, 6pm - 9pm
Featuring works by:
My residency at RAID Projects (soon to be Eastside Art International) is keeping me busy. It's been an amazing time so far -- exploring the city, meeting artists, making new work, and putting some words down on paper. Just trying to be open to the good stuff.
In 2012 I began a twenty-year project, Field Work 20/20. 20/20 is a series of site-specific painting performances that inserts a once-per-year repeated performance in different settings and allows each year’s manifestation to attract meanings. 20/20 will result in a timeline portfolio of twenty paintings from sites across North America with additional collateral materials (photographs, video and artist books).
The annual performance is staged in an outdoor setting in a portable studio that obstructs my view of the vista. I sit and make a painting, engaging in a process of releasing dilute acrylic from a brush at closely-spaced intervals along the top edge of a sheet of paper and letting gravity pull the beads of paint downwards. The duration of each performance is about four hours, the time it takes to fill a large sheet of paper with narrowly-spaced vertical lines. My first performance was in 2012 in the Mojave Desert near Twentynine Palms, California. In October 2013, I completed my second performance in a collaboration of sorts with a hot air balloonist, Al Appenzeller, in Indianola, Iowa.
I hope to complete the documentation of the 2013 performance during my artist residency at Raid Projects.
I have an artist residency at son Ramos, Michelle Carla Handel and Molly Shea for welcoming me into the mix!in Los Angeles for the next three months. While I'm here, I will be producing new works and joining in on a lot of the LA art fun. A big thanks to JaMy home base for the next three months.
Projects and paintings have kept me very busy the last few months. The New Year began with a celebratory exhibition at William Busta Gallery. Bill Busta selected twenty-five artists to represent each of the gallery's twenty-five years, and I am so happy to have been a part of it. A toast to Bill!
My paintings have recently been published in. I am so pleased that my work was selected by juror Eric Crosby, Assistant Curator at the Walker Art Center, especially since his co-curating of the recent abstract painting exhibition, Painter Painter, rocked my world. >> Previous Next <<