"Everywhere I see how this tense climate affects people, and how some of us are turning to misguided and dangerous means to renew our sense of interconnectivity."
A N D R E W L Y M A N | | | biography
[lives & works – Massachusetts ::: b. 1991, Dallas, Texas]
Andrew Lyman was born in Dallas, TX in 1991, and graduated from Sewanee University in 2014, after which he moved to New Orleans. He now works toward his painting MFA at Boston University.
In highly developed nations today there is a widespread alienation and loneliness that engenders fear and distrust, a restrictive self-righteousness of thought, and a dread of what-comes-next that has created broken societies. This can be traced back to a number of factors: racial discrimination and fear of fading privilege; growing wealth gaps; an increasingly inhospitable natural world; technological advancement surpassing our capacity to adjust, etc. Everywhere I see how this tense climate affects people, and how some of us are turning to misguided and dangerous means to renew our sense of interconnectivity. The resultant paintings describe a rising epidemic of estrangement through enigmatic, fractured narratives that further isolate the figures within.
2014 Sewanee: University of the South; Sewanee, TN
2023 Boston University School of Visual Arts; Boston, MA
EXHIBITION / PUBLICATION
2019 “New American Paintings” No. 142, South Issue
2021 “New American Paintings” No. 154, South Issue
2020 “Louisiana Contemporary,” Ogden Museum, New Orleans
2021 “Louisiana Contemporary,” Ogden Museum, New Orleans
2021 “No Dead Artists,” Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans
2021 “Studio Visit Magazine,” Vol. 49 & 50