b. 1972, Burlington, Vermont
Andrew Fish is a painter whose work explores human expression and the subconscious in contemporary life, and reacts to rapid changes in image creation in the digital age.
Fish attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and worked as an art handler at various alternative and commercial art galleries in the 1990s. He studied under artists Marilyn Minter, Don Eddy, the late Jack Potter, and Clarissa Sligh, to whom he was artist assistant.
Through his work, Fish calls out and recasts the ephemeral nature of image-making driven by emerging technologies, and provokes introspection on how digital media is shifting the relationship of viewers and makers of images to the images themselves. His work also explores the psychological aspect of the ubiquitous nature of technology and how it has become a defining attribute of the time we live in.
Fish exhibits and sells work regularly in greater Boston and New York, and is a member of the Vernon Street artists community in Somerville, Massachusetts. His work has been featured and sold via the Museum of Fine Arts- Boston's juried selection for its summer auction, the annual MassArt auction, The Attleboro Museum, and the Danforth Art Museum.
Fish grew up in a Vermont printshop, where he first learned how technology could transform the rendering and reading of imagery. He previously worked at the Jim Henson Company in New York and the Governor’s Institute on the Arts in Vermont, and has built and paraded puppets with the Boston Puppeteers Cooperative for two decades. He was also an educational technology specialist at Massachusetts College of Art and Design before becoming a full-time artist. Fish is a recipient of a 2014 Somerville Arts Council artist grant.