Arnovitz considers herself a printmaker, a paper-manipulator, a bookmaker and an assemblage artist. Her pieces often reflect her affinity for pattern, surface, and thread, a passion she developed as a child wandering through her father’s fabric store in Kansas City.
Of great concern to her are primary issues surrounding the differences between Jews and Arabs, between religious and non-religious, between Jewish law and contemporary society, between men and women, between young and old. Over and over these politics and tensions are explored, examined and dissected in her works. She is a self-described feminist artist who subverts traditionally feminine materials, using them to create awareness, protest, dialogue, and disapproval.
Arnovitz was born in 1959, in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts. She credits the conceptual ideas behind many of her pieces to her experience working in advertising as an art director, creating print campaigns and television commercials.
She is married David Arnovitz, and they have five children. In 1999, Andi and her family moved to Jerusalem, Israel. A two year sabbatical became a permanent stay, and much of her work is informed by the multitudinous differences of living in the Middle East. She previously worked at the Jerusalem Print Workshop in Israel .
Her work appeared at the Stern Gallery, Shulamit Gallery, and the Jerusalem Biennale.
Her work has appeared in the following museums:
- The Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Hebrew Union College Museum NYC
- The Museum of Biblical Art NYC
- Yeshiva University Museum NYC
- The Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
Her work is in the permanent collections of the United States Library of Congress, the Israel National library. Yale University Library, The Magnes Collection and Yeshiva University Museum. She has participated in group shows in England, France, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Canada and the United States.