About Andrew Reach
Sept. 2012 / All About Art / Works by Artists in the Permanent Collection / Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami FL
Sept. 2012 / Art Advisory Launch Exhibition / Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts / Washington DC
May-July 2012 / "Let�s Get Digital"/ Group Exhibition of Ohio Digital Artists / Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery / Columbus Ohio
2011- 2010 / American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Wounded In Action" - Traveling Exhibition / Chicago Cultural Center / Morial Convention Center, New Orleans LA / Russell Senate Office Rotunda, Washington D.C. / National Museum of Health and Medicine at Walter Reed / Health & Sciences Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
June-August 2010 / "74th Midyear Exhibition" at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Sept-Oct 2009 /Solo Exhibition - "Between Technology & Dreams" / Notre Dame College, South Euclid Ohio
Sept-Oct, 2009 / Solo Exhibition "No Dream Beyond Reach" / The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center / Washington D.C.
December 2008 - June 2009 / Solo Exhibition - Full Circle / The Frost Art Museum, Miami Florida
April 2009 / Solo Exhibition - New Works by Andrew Reach / Clague Playhouse, Westlake Ohio
2008 / American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "eMotion Pictures" - Traveling Exhibition / Chicago Cultural Center at Millenium Park /Moscone Center, San Francisco
November-December 2008 / Solo Exhibition - "Within Reach" / Tregoning & Co., Cleveland Ohio
September 2007 / Solo Exhibition - "Whimsies, Conflicts and Desires" / Studio STK Gallery, Burlington Vermont
September 2006 / Art & Science Collaborations, Inc., Digi'06 Bio/Med SciART / New York Hall of Science
September 2006 / American Institute of Architects, Art by Architects / The Moore Building, Miami Florida
October 2005 / Solo Exhibition - "Beyond Pain" / Tip Freemans Art Gallery, Miami Florida
ONLINE & IN PRINT
andrewreach.com online / design and administer my own website
Art Digital Magazine online / Techno Meditations by Andrew Reach / Date of Publication: July 18, 2010
Voice of America / Exhibition Shows Physical Handicap is no Barrier to Creative Spirit, video segment about Andrew Reachs exhibition No Dream Beyond Reach in Washington DC on internationally satellite broadcast Late Edition. Broadcast to over 20 million people in Northern Africa, Iran, India and Europe and translated into Hindi and Farsi / Date of first Airing: December 16, 2009
Cover Art Slice of Life for Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, Volume 1, Issue 2 / Publisher: Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group / Date of Publication: 2009
Art Digital Magazine online / Autodidact Chat: Andrew Reach Interviews Art Digital Magazine founder Max Eternity, Part 2 / Date of Publication: December 30, 2009
Art Digital Magazine online / Autodidact Chat: Andrew Reach Interviews Art Digital Magazine founder Max Eternity, Part 1 / Date of Publication: December 21, 2009
Cleveland Magazine, September 2009 Fall Arts & Entertainment Issue / Artwork I Dreamed I Was Nine featured with listing of Exhibition Between Technology & Dreams at Notre Dame College Performing Arts Center
Disabled And Productive - online / Disabled Art - Interview with Digital Artist Andrew Reach, Part 2 / Date of Publication: March 8, 2009
Disabled And Productive - online / Disabled Art - Interview with Digital Artist Andrew Reach, Part 1 / Date of Publication: March 3, 2009
Andrew Reach / Full Circle / Exhibition Catalog published by the Frost Art Museum / Date Published: December 2008
HOK News online / From Architect to Artist: Andrew Reach Comes Full Circle at Frost Museum by Mike Plotnik / Date of Publication: December 3, 2008
The Plain Dealer, Arts & Life front page feature story / Finding Freedom by Sara Crump / Date of Publication: May 1, 2008
Spangle Magazine online / The Pain of Creation, The Creations of Pain by Tim Marshall / Date of Publication: October 6, 2008
House That Wants To Fly; The Pratt Journal of Architecture / Publisher: Rizzoli / Date of Publication: 1987
House Held Captive; The Pratt Journal of Architecture / Publisher: Rizzoli / Date of Publication: 1987
Meeting of the Spines & Spine Wave / American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons eMotion Pictures coffee table bookMeeting of the Spines / American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 75th Anniversary Calendar, month of January
Colleen Dougher / Exploration of Self / Metromix South Florida / February 3, 2009
Carlos Suarez DeJesus / Beyond Basel / The Miami New Times / December 17, 2008
Marc Awodey, Digital Desires / Seven Days Vermont Oct 10-17, 2007Carlos Suarez De Jesus, The Human Condition / The Miami New Times Oct 27-Nov 2, 2005
Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik, Within Reach / The Miami New Times Oct 13-19, 2005
February 2009 / Artists With Disabilities Access Grant / Ohio Arts Council
May 2009 / Artistic Merit Award / Ohio Arts Council
Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Sheild
Herman Miller, Inc.
Maria Elena & Lorenzo Rudolf � founder Art Basel Miami Beach, Director Art Stage Singapore
John Pearson & Audra Skuodas � Artists
My art was born when a disability from Scheuermann�s disease, a disease of the spine, forced me to end my architectural career. Beginning in 2005, with steel in my spine and a steel resolve in my heart I set forth on an artistic odyssey of reinvention.
I work in the digital medium because my disability makes it too difficult to paint the pictures I want to create. Digital technologies allow me to get out in the world, the artistic visions in my mind that help me get myself out of the confines of the constant insidious pain that I cope with every day. This makes my work, I suppose, a testament to the human condition in an intimately personal way.
I desire to use the digital medium to journey to places in my art and to do this, I have become an explorer. Every explorer needs a vessel to travel on. Instead of a vehicle that moves physically through space, my vehicle is software (Photoshop) that moves me through my mind. Each picture I make using photoshop has become a destination on my journeys of discovery. In addition to historical and cultural influences, the Bauhaus, futurism and other movements of early 20th century art, craft and architecture have been important informers of my architecture and they continue to inform my work as an artist.
The most elemental of forms, the circle provides me with the ideal vehicle to synthesize my influences and interests with my yearning to say something about the human spirit. Early humans looked into the sky and observed the heavenly circular objects, most intimately, the moon and the sun. This struck a chord and humans would study the circle and unleash its power in the arts and sciences from our early past to the present. As the circle has bewitched me, I feel connected to this continuum.
In my prints there are other forces at work; Invisible forces. Like the unbridled energy embodied in children playing, the geometric arrangement of the works implies dynamism of movement and kinetic energy; like a spring in tension waiting to be unleashed to propel something forward. Some of the works suggest spinning constructs which allow me to experience an escape into wellbeing, much like the Sufi Whirling Dervishes whose spinning dances bring them closer to spiritual bliss.
I like to think of my prints as 2 dimensional abstracted machines with a series of interconnected moving parts. Although the parts may be seemingly at odds which each other, when put together as a compositional whole, all the parts make sense. This is a metaphor for wellness. Disease or Dis-Ease is when working parts are askew, not at ease, and not working together to form a unity. I seek to make sense out of the chaos; to bring in Ease.
These dynamisms I strive to communicate become a stand-in for my inability to have a dynamic body able to move through the world without constriction by moving me kinetically through my art.
Through my prints comes freedom.
It is this freedom through art that I most want to impart to the viewer.
My Artist Video