ABOUT

Andrew Wilkinson is a student of perception, bridging culture and subculture with introspection, humor, and wit.

Formally trained in both fine art and media communications, Wilkinson combines both disciplines to create captivating reconstructions of everyday objects into works of art that challenge even the most devoted perception.  Iconic cultural imagery is gently riled up to encourage a reevaluation of nostalgia and settled perceptions.  Of his work, Wilkinson cites, “The artist is the custodian of identifying what is current and exploiting the content into another accessible medium.  I aim to constantly exploit the aspect of accessibility.”

Mainstream iconic pop images infused into Wilkinson’s world after having moved to America from Southern England, and stayed vivid in his mind. “Aspects of ‘culture’ became amplified after moving to the USA and getting an early cultural introduction through watching American television.  Things I didn’t grow up with — like The Brady Bunch, The Monkees, the QVC Channel, K-mart, late night infomercials —  all were visually overwhelming to me. Eventually, the output became art in the form of whichever media best suited the message.”

Though Wilkinson’s art is anchored by his extensive study of photography, his mediums span the realm of video art, printmaking, and casting sculpture. “I have aspirations to work on a larger scale with all the mediums I use and hope to find gallery support to do so. For now, my goals are in the present — to make good art now.”

Wilkinson’s work has been featured in the Jersey City Museum; Newark Library Prints Collection; Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art; Arizona Museum of Contemporary Art; Philadelphia Sculpture Gym; Arts Council of Princeton; D&R Greenway; Abington Arts Center; Artworks Trenton; Gallery 219 Trenton; West Windsor Arts Council; Ellarslie Museum; Trenton, among other venues overseas in Russia and Beijing.

In addition, his work has received national recognition, having been reviewed by the New York Times, Visual Arts Journal, Ad Busters, Trenton Times, Phoenix New Times, Bucks County Herald, Princeton Packet, US1 News, Town Topics, Princeton Magazine, The Inteligencier, and more.

—Lauren Johnson, writer.

 BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Wilkinson has been a working and exhibiting fine artist for over ten years, exploring both photography and sculpture. His work has been shown regionally and internationally – participating in exhibitions in Russia and Beijing. Publications include five New York Times reviews through exhibitions at the Jersey City Museum, NJ, and the Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art.

Wilkinson combines both disciplines to interpret captivating reconstructions of everyday objects into works of art that challenge even the most devoted perception. Iconic cultural imagery is restructured to encourage a new relationship to the nostalgia and settled perceptions of commercialism, religion, and typography. Of his work, Wilkinson says, “The artist is the custodian of identifying what is current and exploiting the content into another accessible medium. I aim to constantly exploit the aspect of accessibility.”

Andrew runs Wilkinson Media, a marketing and photography firm in Titusville, NJ. He received his degree in Media Communications and Technology from East Stroudsburg University and worked in film and corporate design in both London and New York. Wilkinson has worked in marketing communications and design for over 15 years, starting in London for a public relations and design firm specializing in film clients such as Disney, Virgin Interactive, and United Artists. In New York, Wilkinson worked for Ernst & Young LLP in creative services before moving on to Merrill Lynch in Princeton, NJ working with clients that included Coke, McDonald’s, Fed Ex, Cendant, and Haworth.

Wilkinson’s work has been featured in the Jersey City Museum; Newark Library Prints Collection; Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art; Arizona Museum of Contemporary Art; Philadelphia Sculpture Gym; Arts Council of Princeton; D&R Greenway; Abington Arts Center; Artworks Trenton; Gallery 219 Trenton; West Windsor Arts Council; Ellarslie Museum; Trenton, in addition to international venues.

In addition to the New York Times, his work has received national recognition, having been reviewed by the Visual Arts Journal, Trenton Times, Phoenix New Times, Bucks County Herald, Princeton Packet, US-1 News, Town Topics, Princeton Magazine, The Intelligencier, and more.