Andrew Sendor is a visual artist who lives and works in New York. Sendor is most recognized for his extraordinary facility in representational painting that serves to illuminate his ongoing engagement with the power of the imagination. The artist introduces us to fictional characters in storylines whose genesis derives from a unique creative process: Sendor scripts, produces, directs, and documents performances recounting the life and times of his eccentric cast. Representing scenes from these psychologically charged, hallucinatory narratives, each meticulously rendered artwork surveys the materiality of images and the interrelated history of photorealism and evolution of photography. Sendor builds monochromatic compositions using acute pictorial focus along with disrupted visual motifs, and situates the works in artist’s frames whose physicality elevates the painted imagery — and which together comprise an idiosyncratic language of painting.
Sendor has mounted solo exhibitions at Sperone Westwater, NY in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2020. In 2015, The Broad Art Museum MSU presented a solo exhibition “Andrew Sendor: Paintings, Drawings and a Film.” More recently, his work was the subject of the two-person exhibition “Micro-Macro: Andrew Sendor and Ali Banisadr” at MOCA Jacksonville (2019). His works have been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including the Nassau County Museum of Art, NY; Funen Art Museum, Odense, Denmark; Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; and the ARKEN Museum of Art, Ishøj, Denmark. Private and public collections owning his work include The Broad Art Museum MSU; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; Hall Art Foundation, US and Germany; Rubell Museum, Miami; and Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.Artist CV
From the documentary “The Tchaikovsky Effect on Fenomeno at the Geirangerfjorden, Norway”, 2014, oil on panel, 45 x 34 in (114.3 x 86.4)
Walitha with a found arm at Death Butter Lake, Wednesday, November 16th, 2017, oil on matte white Plexiglas, 9 x 6 1/2 in (23 x 16.5)
Portrait of Lafayette with Bhaya on the southwest wall of Saturday's living room., 2017, oil on matte white Plexiglas in white powder coat aluminum frame, 26 5/8 x 20 1/8 in (67.6 x 51)
Lamar Beray with Helvetica on Wednesday, November 9th., 2016, oil on matte white Plexiglas in artist's frame, 21 3/8 x 18 in (54.3 x 45.7)
The Enigma of Casparina II, 2021, oil on matte white Plexiglas, Sapele wood, Tiger Maple artist's frame, 20 3/4 x 16 1/2 in (52.7 x 42 cm)
Hippolito Zafiro on the train to Svendborg II, 2022, oil on matte white Plexiglas, Sapele wood, Tiger Maple artist's frame, 20 3/4 x 16 1/2 in (52.7 x 42 cm)