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Andrew Woolbright is an artist, critic, and gallerist working in Brooklyn NY. Woolbright attended the School of the Art Institute Chicago where he was greatly influenced by the work of the alternative figuration of Ivan Albright and Mary Lou Zelazny before being taught by Angela Dufresne at the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving his MFA in 2014. Woolbright has exhibited with the Ada Gallery, Nancy Margolis, and Coherent Brussels. His work has been reviewed in TimeOut New York, ArtViewer, Two Coats of Paint, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Reader, and the Providence Journal and is currently in the collection of the RISD Museum. In 2020, he will be curating a survey show of Kathy Goodell’s work at the Dorsky Museum, and he is currently planning a traveling show based on his article “Phantom Body: Weightless Bodies, Avatars, and the end of Skin” that was published in Whitehot Magazine. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and currently teaches at SUNY New Paltz.
The books mentioned in the interview are Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy, Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden and God Jr.
[…] Andrew Woolbright spoke from Bushwick, Brooklyn. Woolbright runs a collaborative gallery with friends on the Lower East Side that opened its doors a little over two years ago. Because the gallery is independently run among the artist collaborative, they are able to take risks. There is a focus on group shows and an emphasis on being radically non-hierarchical, showcasing the work of both emerging and established artists. The gallery began in part as a reaction to the desire to do something rather than just complain about the ways in which the art world is lacking. To hear more about this rather Utopian endeavor, the fire that destroyed his studio and a treasured heirloom and more, listen to the complete interview. […]