Guardian #2 and Shorebird Guardian installed at the Colombia Center for the Arts in Hood River, OR. The installation is part of the exhibition Wild at Heart: Naturally Inspired, Nov. 6th - Nov. 28th, 2020
Andrew Myers is a visual artist who explores the concepts of conservation and preservation of wild places and creatures in work that is drawing-based with elements of installation, printmaking and sculpture. He received his undergraduate art degree from Eastern Oregon University and an MFA in drawing and painting from Portland State University. Myers is a founding member of Gray Space, a group of Oregon artists based in the Corvallis, Eugene and Roseburg areas who came together in 2016 to claim agency and circumvent institutional structures. Myers exhibitions include Duplex Gallery in Portland, OR, Soil Gallery in Seattle, WA, Rodgers Gallery at Willamette University and Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University. Recent awards include Ford Family Foundation funded artist residencies at Caldera and Playa, Summer Lake and a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation to travel, create work in residence and install an exhibition in the Slovak Republic. He was recently selected as an inaugural resident at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation Artist Residency Program in Virginia and was awarded a funded residency at Pine Meadow Ranch in Sisters Oregon in summer 2019.
Myers is also part of the viewing program at the Drawing Center in New York.
He currently teaches at Oregon State University.