Andrew Krieger is a painter and mixed media artist. Born and raised in Detroit, Krieger is a largely self-taught artist who also attended the Cleveland Institute of Arts. After dropping out of school, he returned to Detroit in 1987 to make art and work as a carpenter, the physical nature of which informed his artistic practice. Making sculptural forms out of wood and combining that with representational painting, his works have a dynamic presence which aim to create a feeling of connectedness and participation. Through their physical context and relatable subjects, Krieger invites us all to rethink how we look at and experience painting. He has also explored these themes through installation projects including the acclaimed “J.C. HudSears” project in 2012.
Krieger has exhibited work in Michigan and New York, and is included in several notable private collections. He has most recently received a grant from the Knight Foundation through their innovative Knight Arts Challenge. This latest step in Krieger’s career will delve deeply into mobile art and storytelling to bring a daily dose of art into the lives of Detroiters where they live and work.