Andrew Zarou

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"temperature vacuum", aluminum + paper on paper, 19" x 19", 2009
" see + avoid", aluminum, paper, plastic + spray-painted paper on paper, 19" x 19", 2009
"government forest", aluminum, paper + spray paint on paper, 19" x 19", 2009
"mecca time", aluminum + paper on paper, 19" x 19", 2009
"blackout showcase", aluminum + paper on paper, 19" x 19", 2009
Artist's Statement

In January of 2009, I relocated my studio from my  apartment to a nearby industrial building that has been converted into artists’ studios.  This is the first time since I was an undergraduate that I have had a studio separate from where I live. 

With a new found sense of spatial expansiveness due to the shift in environment, my physical and mental relationships with my materials and process have changed.  As one who never saw the possibility of working large and could not sustain a serial approach, I am happy to say that for the past year I have been engaged in a series that is unified by materials (paper, plastic and aluminum foil on paper), dimensions, (19” x 19”), and practice (rapid cognition and palette as source).


I have exhibited in institutions and galleries internationally including, the Brooklyn Public Library (2009), SÎM House in Reykjavik, Iceland (2008), Hogar Collection in Brooklyn, NY, (2006) P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens, NY (1999).
I was an artist in residence at The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists in Reykjavik, Iceland (2008), the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida (2009), the Vermont Studio Center (1992 and 2009);  and in 2009 received a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  This spring (2010) I will be attending the Yaddo artists' colony in Saratoga Springs, NY.
I received my BA in art from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 1994 and maintain my studio in Brooklyn.