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Upcoming Shows​​

 

Cafe 1923

​ 2287 Holbrook Ave, Hamtramck, MI 

"Springtime in Detroit. The Visual Puns and Silhouette s of Andy Ross and Gwen Joy Art Show"

The opening is April 19th 6pm to 9pm

April 19 to May 26th 2019


Salt City Antiques
115 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
I will be showing my joytoys here on April 5th 2019 from 5pm to 8pm.


B24's Expresso Bar

217 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

April 6th to May 4th 2019

I will be at the cafe on April 12th 2pm to 6pm and also on May 3rd from 4pm to 7pm with my joytoys and necklaces.  My paintings will stay up for the duration of the show. The Luddites will be performing on may 3rd from 5pm to 7pm as part of The First Fridays citywide event.


Spread Art

5141 Rosa Parks Detroit MI 48208

"Erotocrat Seminar of 2019"

one night performance and art showing on April 13th 2019 7pm to Midnight


Minha's Coffee Haus

58 Cherry Street

Mount Clemons, Michigan 48043

Art Discussion on February 23 2019

11am to 2pm

The paintings will be up from February 23rd to March 21st 2019. I will leave my jewelry and toys there until late summer.



 Ongoing Shows


Fourteen East Cafe Detroit Michigan

They sell my necklaces

​http://www.14eastcafe.com/


MOCAD giftshop  Detroit Michigan

​They sell my necklaces and joytoys

https://mocadetroit.org/

 

The Truth Art Gallery  Toledo Ohio

​Group show ​http://www.thetruthtoledo.com/Gallery.html


Past Shows


MOD Detroit
Urbanrest Brewing Company
2615 Wolcott St, Ferndale, MI 48220
October 13th 5pm to 9pm

Oloman Cafe  
10215 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
The Female Bob Dylans of Detroit. The Art Show
Art opening is Sept 22 2018 6pm to 9pm
with Live music, comedy and poetry
​The Show runs until October 12th 2018.​


Office Space Gallery  2870 East Grand Blvd Detroit Michigan 48202
Opening September 30 2017 

Art Loft-  August 2017
Group Show - Mount Clemons MI

Fourteen East Cafe- June 2017
Solo Show - Detroit MI

333 Midland Gallery- February 2017
Group Show- Highland Park MI

Lawrence Street Gallery- Birds of a Feather -May 2016 Group Show - Ferndale MI

YMCA Boll Family - October 2015
Solo Show- Detroit MI

Detroit Artist Market -Holiday Art Show- November  to December 2013

Cafe Ollie- August 2013
Two Person Show- Ypsilanti MI

MICA Holiday Art Show- December 2012
Group Show- Lansing MI

Grey Area- December 2012
Manhattan New York City New York

Green Zone Pizza - December 5 2011 to March 2012

Two person show - Grosse Pointe , Michigan

Whitdel Art Gallery- Detroit -Love Letters; A Typographic Affair- November 11 to December 30 2011

The Majestic Cafe - June 16 to August 16 2011
Detroit, MI - Color and Fun art show

Madonna University Gallery - January 10 to February 20 2011
Livonia, MI - Creature Art Show

Grosse Pointe Art Center- November to end of December 2010
Grosse Pointe, MI - Holiday Gift Gallery

New Center Park - Lighten Up and Dance - August 21
Detroit, MI - Night of Fashion, Music, and Art

Cass Cafe - July 17 - September 18 - Detroit and Issues- Detroit, MI

Gallery Project - June 18 - July 15 - Animal Farm theme art show - Ann Arbor, MI

Cafe 1923 - June 1 - July 1 - Women, Animals and Things - Hamtramick, MI

Cranbrook Art Institute - March 13 2010 - Bloomfield Hills, MI
One Day Bat Themed  Event and Art Show

The Ronald McDonald House December Art Show - Dec 1 2009- Jan 2 2010
3911 Beaubien Street - Detroit, MI

Pechu Kucha - November 24 2009
One Night Event of Art, Fashion, and Design - Detroit Film Theatre - Detroit, MI

The Furniture Factory - August 6 2009 - August 22 2009 - Detroit, MI - Group Show

Cityfest Art Gallery - July 1 - July 5 2009
Detroit, MI - I curated and exhibited in a Group Show called "Detroit Id"

Majestic Cafe - April 2 2009 - May 2009
Detroit, MI - two person show with Jason Smith

Christine's Cuisine - February 2009- March 2009 - Ferndale, MI - Solo Exhibit

Izzy's Raw Art Gallery 
January 31 2009- March 2009; Detroit, MI - "Intrepretation of Winter "- Group show
River's Edge Gallery - December 2008- February 2008

Wyandotte, MI - Noire Et Blanc, Group Show

The Woodward Lofts - October 2008
Detroit, MI - Solo exhibition in the main floor's windows

The Majestic Cafe- October 2008
Detroit, MI - Group show

Cityfest Gallery - Gwen's Urban Playhouse - July 2008
Detroit, MI -Curater and artist in group show

Art House - July 2008
Ann Arbor, MI - I painted a lifesized mural for a feature film starring Iggy Pop

Red Marble, Blue Marble - May 2008
Detroit, MI - I painted an over lifesized mural for a sci-fi feature film

The Black Diamond Box Gallery - April 2008
Chicago, IL -Solo art showing

Anton Art Center - October 2007
Mt. Clemons, MI - Halloween Group Show

The CityFest Gallery - July 2007
Detroit, MI - City celebrated festival curated art show

Zeitgeist Gallery - March 2007
Detroit, MI - Group showing of folk artists

The Motor City Brewery - February 2007

The Tangent Gallery - February 2007
Detroit, MI - Erotic group art show

Christine’s Cuisine - December 2006
Ferndale, MI -Solo exhibit of holiday themed work

Centaur Bar - August 2006
Detroit, MI - Solo art showing

The Bankle Building - August 2006
Detroit MI - Solo show

Izzy’s Raw Art Gallery - December 2004
Detroit, MI -Group Show of women artists

Pure Design Lab - Sept. 2004-Sept 2007
Detroit, MI - Store that showcased independent Detroit designers.

Ford World Headquarters - August 2003
Dearborn, MI - Solo exhibition

Tastefest Gallery - August 2004
Detroit, MI - Group show associated with Detroit’s renowned music and food fair

The Padded Cell - August 2003
Royal Oak, MI - Solo exhibition

Detroit International Institute Cafe - July 2003
Detroit, MI - Solo exhibition

Museum of New Art - February 2003
Detroit, MI - Part of The Dirty Show group exhibit

Robert Maniselco Gallery - April 2001
Grosse Pointe, MI - Group exhibition of Women artists

Detroit Contemporary Gallery - Sept. 2000
Detroit, MI - Group Exhibition

David Broderick Building - November 1998
Detroit, MI - Group exhibition




Art Statement

I am an artist who specializes in colorful folk art paintings. My artistic style is outsider brut. It is primitive in style, raw emotionally, and mature in nature.  Everyday I need to process new bits of information. In this sense my artwork is a mutation of myself as I'm adapting to my surroundings.

My artistic impulses are involved in a dialogue with the customs of the past and the stories of the present. I love to tie new stories and old folk tales into my work. I also love to play on words either formal or slang. I love painting animals, celebrities, made up fantasy creatures, and spirited women. Often, the made up creatures are half human and half animal. The spirited women are usually fashionable, full of emotion, and full of moxie.

I strive to produce an end product that has both strength and beauty. I believe the human mind is a lot like my artwork; filled with hard facts but also softened with abstract thoughts and emotions. The overlap between these two components is an interesting manifestation of mind and spirit.

Education


Wayne State University - September 1996 to May 2001
Detroit MI
Received art instruction from Fall 1996 to Winter 1999. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and American Studies.



Past Experience As An Artist

Snowbunny Holiday Art Show


Grosse Pointe Art Center- November to end of December 2010
Grosse Pointe, MI - Holiday Gift Gallery

Lotus Art Gallery - November to end of December 2010
Plymouth, MI - Holiday Gift Gallery

Detroit Artist Market - November to end of December 2010
Detroit, MI - Holiday Art Show

New Center Park - Lighten Up and Dance - August 21
Detroit, MI - Night of Fashion, Music, and Art

Cass Cafe - July 17 - September 18 - Detroit and Issues
Detroit, MI

Gallery Project - June 18 - July 15 - Animal Farm theme art show
Ann Arbor, MI

Cafe 1923 - June 1 - July 1 - Women, Animals and Things
Hamtramick, MI