Artist Statement

Many people take great comfort in the bathroom towels being the same color as the soap, toilet paper, and tiles. It means there is a connection between them, and an environment of order. Home is a place not only of comfort, but of control. This sense of order, in whatever form it takes, acts as a shield against the unpredictability and lurking chaos of the outside world.

My work is an examination of the different forms this shield takes, and the thinking that lies behind it. I use domestic objects as the common denominators of our personal environment. Altering them is a way of questioning the attitudes, fears and unwritten rules which have formed that environment and our behavior within it.

Education

Andy Yoder is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.

Personal

Andy Yoder currently lives in Annandale, VA.

Exhibitions

2017
RUSSELL JANIS, Brooklyn, NY: Folly Cove Print Invitational
2016
TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER, Alexandria, VA: Highest Honor , a site-specific, 26 ft. hanging artwork
THE ART LEAGUE GALLERY, Alexandria, VA: Not a Box
ART SOIREE, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Washington DC: Earth Day Art Night
2015
ARTSPACE, Falls Church, VA: 3-D
2014
PULSE NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, New York, NY: Early One Morning , a solo entry hall
sculpture, curated by Winkleman Gallery
2012
THE BOILER, Brooklyn, NY: Seven at Seven
2010
SEVEN, Miami, FL: a collaborative exhibition by seven galleries during Art Fair Week in Miami
IPSWICH ART SCHOOL, Ipswich, England: The Saatchi Gallery at Ipswich Art School
BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM OF ART, Brattleboro, VT: Lumberland (solo exhibition)
2009
WINKLEMAN GALLERY, New York, NY: Man Cave (solo exhibition)
SAATCHI GALLERY, London, UK: Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture
2007
WINKLEMAN GALLERY, New York, NY: Donald, Martha and Sam (solo exhibition)
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS, NY, NY: Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
LEHMAN COLLEGE, Bronx, NY: Sugar Buzz
ISLIP ART MUSEUM, Islip, NY: Making the Most of It
NATHAN CUMMINGS FOUNDATION, New York, NY: Well Dressed
2006
WAVE HILL CULTURAL CENTER, Bronx, NY: Garden Improvement
2005
PLUS ULTRA GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY: The Expression of Elemental Passions
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, Brooklyn, NY: Solo Exhibition
BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM OF ART, Brattleboro, VT: Pop for a New Century
2004
BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART, Brooklyn, NY: Open House: Working in Brooklyn
REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM, Reykjavik, Iceland: Textile Art
SCHAURAUM, Eggenfelden, Germany: Solo Exhibition
EDINBORO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Edinboro, PA: Solo Exhibition
2003
PLUS ULTRA GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY: Solo Exhibition
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS, NY, NY: Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART, Northampton, MA: Undomesticated Interiors (catalogue)
EMORY UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA: The Chairs Project
2002
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, Brooklyn, NY: Six Sculptors THE ROTUNDA GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY: To Scale
2001
FREDERIEKE TAYLOR GALLERY, New York, NY: Humanoid
SOUTHEAST CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Winston-Salem, NC: Minutiae
SCHAURAUM, Eggenfelden, Germany: Solo Exhibition
DIVERSEWORKS, Houston, TX: Humanoid (catalogue)
2000
CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER OF VIRGINIA, Virginia Beach, VA: Threshold: Invoking the Domestic
BENNINGTON COLLEGE, Bennington, VT: Drawing From Pierogi
1999<
BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART, Brooklyn, NY: Domestic Transformations
P.S. 122 GALLERY, New York, NY: The Fin De Siecle Salon
ART RESOURCES TRANSFER, New York, NY: Solo Exhibit
1998
CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS MUSEUM, Escondido, CA: Ali Acerol and Andy Yoder

Commissions

Andy Yoder’s Work has been included in the following notable collections over the past 2 decades:

2018
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, Cleveland, OH. Digital photo mural for Michelson Dormitory.
BELLWETHER EDUCATION PARTNERS, Washington, DC. Lead crystal commemorative artworks.
2016
TORPEDO FACTORY ART CENTER, Alexandria, VA. Site-specific hanging artwork for atrium stairwell.
2012
104-106 SOUTH STREET, New York, NY. Painted outdoor text covering landmark buildings.
2010
HILLTOP MONTESSORI SCHOOL, Brattleboro, VT. Permanent commission.
2008
SAATCHI COLLECTION, London, UK. Sculpture.
SUSAN AND DAVID ROCKEFELLER, JR., New York, NY. Sculptures for wedding celebration.
2005
CLEVELAND FOODBANK, Cleveland, OH. Permanent commission.
2004
NYC DEPT. OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, PERCENT FOR ART PROGRAM, NY, NY. Permanent commission.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA, Tampa, FL. Permanent commission.
2002
COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, Columbus, OH. Permanent commission.
LUX ART INSTITUTE, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. PBJ , created for the Valise Project.
1999
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES TERMINAL, Cleveland, OH. Permanent commission for the new airport terminal.
PETER B. LEWIS AQUACENTER, Beachwood, OH. Permanent commission.
ESPN ZONE, New York, NY. Commissioned sculpture.
1997
PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION, Cleveland, OH. Permanent commission.
PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION, Cleveland, OH. Artwork for 1997 annual report.
SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, New York, NY. Annual awards dinner artwork.

Bibliography

2015
Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Eye-Popping Oddities, “Matchstick Globe”, p. 200.
2014
Huffington Post, “Matchstick Globe “Early One Morning” is An Incredible Use Of Paint, Matches and Lots of
Time”, HuffPost Tech United Kingdom, April 2, 2014 (online).
Goldhoorn, Charlotte, “Globe of Matches,” Seven Days (Amsterdam, Netherlands), April 11, 2014, p. 12.
Flaherty, Keely. “This Globe of Matches Will Amaze You,” Buzzfeed, April 1, 2014 (online).
Twisted Sifter, “A Giant Globe Made Entirely of Matches,” March 31, 2014 (online).
Caridad, Paul, “A Globe Made Out of Hand-Painted Matchsticks Shows the Earth When Hurricane Sandy
Struck, Visual News, April 9, 2014 (online).
Smith, Nathaniel, “Andy Yoder Spent Over Two Years Creating A Globe Out Of Matchsticks and Paint,”
Beautiful/Decay, April 2, 2014 (online).
2010
Potter, Jon. “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary,” Brattleboro Reformer Ovation Magazine, July 22-28, 2010,
pp. 10-11 (cover photo).
2009
Miranda, Carolina. “Must Do: Four Fall season Art Shows,” Morning Edition, NPR, September 18, 2009.
Art Hag Blog. “Andy Yoder at Winkleman, Viginia Martinsen at ATM,” September 24, 2009.
Vartanian, Hrag. “Andy Yoder Shows Us His Man Cave at Winkleman,” Hyperallergenic, October 13, 2009.
2007
Leffingwell, Edward. “Andy Yoder at Winkleman,” Art in America, September, 2007, p. 157 (photo).
Pape, Sky. “Exhibition Review: The American Academy of Arts and Letters,” www.artistsunite, March 14, Photo
2007
Schwendener, Martha. “Art in Review: Sugar Buzz,” The New York Times, May 11, 2007.
2006
Johnson, Ken. “Two Odes to Nature, Grand and Demure,” The New York Times, July 14, 2006, p. E34. 2005
Litt, Steven. “New Foodbank Distr. Center’s Design Delivers,” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 8, 2005.
2004
Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK, “Eightysix Occurrences,” Issue 04, p. 16.
2003
Goings On About Town, “Andy Yoder,” The New Yorker, May 19, 2003, p. 23.
La Rocco, Benjamin. “Andy Yoder, Plus Ultra,” The Brooklyn Rail, June/July 2003, p. 14 (photo).
2002
Cotter, Holland, ”Rain or Shine, Residing Outdoors,” The New York Times, August 9,2002, p. B29.
Cotter, Holland, “Art Guide,” The New York Times, March 1, 2002, p. E44
Levin, Kim. “Choices,” The Village Voice, January 8, 2002, p. 78.
2001
“Takeout: Art,” Time Out New York, December 13-27, 2001, p.12 (photo)
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