Andrew Witkin

Witkin’s work investigates systems and structures that shape contemporary life and experiences. His artistic practice blurs the boundaries and roles of art. He is a conceptual artist that focuses on language and how we perceive the world and objects around us. Much of Witkin’s work could easily be confused with the elements populating our everyday lives, yet would live on as visible alterations in and out of context. His combination of photographic images and text asks the viewer to consider not just the ways in which language shapes things, but also how it can be codified into many meanings.

Witkin’s education occurred, academically, primarily at Wesleyan University (undergrad) and Tufts University (grad). Exhibition experiences have happened at museums such as Currier Museum of Art, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as at galleries such as Allston Skirt Gallery in Boston, Theodore:Art in New York and James Harris Gallery in Seattle. Works are in the collections of the DeCordova, ICA, Boston, MFA, Boston and MFA, Houston. He has executed site-responsive works in locations as diverse as Big Bend National Park, Texas, Damascus, Syria, Naples, Italy, and a long-term project is in the works in northern New Hampshire. This summer, works of his are on view in groups shows at the Flag Foundation in New York and at Concord Art in Massachusetts. A large solo exhibition of his works at the University of New Hampshire’s Museum of Art will open in January, 2018. In addition, he is partner and director of Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston and has served as the editor of the Sol LeWitt Catalogue Raisonné of Prints and is the editor of the is the editor of the Mel Bochner Catalogue Raisonné of Prints.

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untitled, 1996 –
Untitled (detail), 1997-2007
Untitled, 1997-2007
“Yellow Try (S)” 1997-2016
untitled (with Harvard), 1998 –
untitled (with Harvard), 1998 –
“driver / water / …”  2007 - 2017 -
“cone / woman and child / …” 2007 - 2017 -
“Crowd 17” 2008-2016
Untitled 2009
Installation at James Harris Gallery, 2009 Foreground: "untitled, 2001 to", Farground: "untitled, 1998 to"
Installation at James Harris Gallery, 2009; Foreground: untitled, 2001 to, Farground: untitled, 1996 to
untitled, 2011
"untitled" 2011
"untitled" 2011
"untitled" 2011
"untitled' 2011
"untitled" 2011
Untitled 2009
"untitled" 1996-XXXX
“Crowd 19” 2008-2017
“Crowd 24” 2008-2017
“Yellow Try (L)” 1997-2016
“Crowd 25” 2008-2017
“Yellow Try (F)” 1997-2016
“guard / car / …” 2007 - 2017 -
“heat / hand / …” 2007 - 2017 -
“aerosol / wall / …” 2007 - 2017 -
“line / crowd / …” 2007 - 2017 -
January 2018

This exhibition includes text-based works, graphic elements, woven fabrics and collages of newspaper photographs that collectively blur the systematic with the haphazard in which meaning is layered and elusive. On view January 25 – March 31, 2018.