Andrew was born in Moscow, in 1963.
He graduated from Moscow High Art and Industrial Institute
(former Stroganovskoe) as a restorer of decorative art
(Russian icons and frescos). For a number of years he
worked as a restorer for the Russian State museums.
His specialty was XVII century icons and frescoes.
Andrew started his exhibition activity
in 1989 in Moscow. Among most prestigious show he participated
living in Russia were Annual Exhibitions of The Russian
Art Union and annual “Gold Brush” exhibition.
In 1996 he immigrated in the U.S., His paintings were
presented at the art shows in Kent, CT, Brooklyn, NY,
and at the two latest personal - in Shreveport, LA.
For many years he was experimenting
with different techniques and mediums, creating contemporary
realism painting. Now, he concentrates more on egg tempera
technique.* Subjects include Landscapes, Cityscapes
Andrew lives in Chicago area, Illinois.
* Egg tempera is a classical medium
that pre-dates oil paint. In its simplest form it consists
of pure ground pigment mixed with egg yolk, forming
transparent colors which are applied in layers over
a rigid white surface, such as gessoed board. Each layer
must be brushed on from a different direction in order
to not lift the paint beneath. Light passes through
the layers of paint and is reflected back from the white
ground, resulting in a luminous effect peculiar to this
Group: Kent Caboose Gallery, Kent CT (1998)
Group: SURF ART Exchange Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (1998)
Personal: Casa d’Arte Gallery, Shreveport, LA (2000)
Personal: Casa d’Arte Gallery, Shreveport, LA (2001)
Group: Tonks Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (2013)
Group: SLCC 2013 President's Art Show, Salt Lake City,