Andy Farr in studio 4.jpg

Recent Exhibitions:

Ashurst Emerging Artist Gallery, London, 9th April until 1st July 2018

FLUX Exhibition at The Chelsea College of Art, London, 11th – 15th April 2018

Behind the Smile, Banks Mill Studios, Derby, March 2018

MA Painting Final Show, Coventry School of Art & Design, 18th - 26th September 2017

Lost Generation,  Assembly House, Newcastle Upon Tyne, September 2017

State of Mind, Group exhibition Northallerton, North Yorkshire, July 2017

Lost Generation, Stewards Gallery, Clitheroe Castle, October 2016 - January 2017

Wells Art Contemporary, Bishops Palace, Wells, October 2016

Lost Generation, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, Sept/October 2016

Motion & Emotion, Deasil Gallery, Leamington Spa, August/September 2016

Broadway Arts Festival, Little Buckland Gallery, June 2016

Lost Generation, Brewhouse Gallery, Burton upon Trent, July 2015

Lost Generation, Batley Art Gallery, May/June 2015

Lost Generation, Gallery 150, Leamington Spa, November 2014

Rhythms in Motion, Gallery 150, Leamington Spa, July/August 2012

The Space Between, Gallery 150 Leamington Spa, March/April 2011

Bio

Andy is a British artist based in Warwickshire. He won the Ashurt Emerging Artist Employees choice prize in 2018.

He is currently engaged in a project with the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham creating a series of paintings based on people who have experienced Post Traumatic Stress. This is his second project to receive funding from Arts Council England. Previously he created a series of exhibitions based on his work with young people to commemorate the First World War Centenary [www.lostgeneration.info] .

Andy's focus on mental health started during his recently completed MA. He used this to explore his experiences of his father's bipolar condition and how that impacted his growing up.

As a counter point to these “heavy” subjects Andy’s passion for sport has inspired paintings that seek to capture motion. This work features on his parallel website [www.andyfarr.artweb.com}

Andy enjoys working with the public, this is reflected in works such as “Gassed” created with Year 9 pupils of Cockburn School and subsequent projects for Leamington’s Art in the Park and for UHCW

Andy came late to art, becoming a full-time artist in 2010 after spending the first part of his career in marketing research and advertising. A serious illness and a damascene moment on the commute to London lead him to embark on a new direction.