Andrew Guenther (born 1976) is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Guenther received his BFA from Lawrence University in 1998 and his MFA from Rutgers University in 2000. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Guenther makes paintings, sculptures, and photographs, and his works often combine elements of painting and sculpture, as he has incorporated items such as underwear, T-shirts, sunglasses, and cigars into his paintings and more recently begun employing papier-mâché and gold and silver leaf in his mixed-media pieces. While Guenther's earlier work, which referenced death metal, zombies, satyrs, hippie kitsch and drew comparisons to painters such as Francisco Goya and Hieronymous Bosch, has been called “iconoclastic, demented, decadent,” his more recent paintings have focused on a recurring “Plate Face” character, whales, dolphins, and more abstract concerns and have been described as evocative of Abstract Expressionism and outsider art.
In his photography, Guenther often works in black and white, in part because of what he identifies as its documentary aspect, which helps to free his images from the clutter of unintended cultural references.
"Popcorn Illusions," 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY
“Talking to a Fish and Paraphernalia,” Freight + Volume, New York
“Corn, Tobacco, and Other Stories,” Kaycee Olsen Gallery, Los Angeles
“The Devil’s Pants," Motus Fort, Tokyo
"Recent Works on Paper," Freight + Volume, New York
“Looking For Culture: Part I," Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago
“Looking For Culture: Part III,” Freight + Volume, New York
“Things Ingested and the Shapes They Become,” Derek Eller Gallery, New York
"Standing in water up to the shins, your foot looks at a minnow and says, 'look what I have become!'," David Castillo, Miami
"The Slap of Bird Shit on Wet Pavement," Mogadishni, Copenhagen
“Reflections of Ourselves From Space,” Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago
“Us and Them,” Greener Pastures Gallery Contemporary Art, Toronto
“Something Happened Yesterday and More Things Will Happen Tomorrow,” Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
“How Do You Waste Your Time,” Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York
“Somewhere Between Good and Evil,” Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York