CU@Lunch with Andrew Ross A'11

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12 - 2pm

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CU@Lunch with Andrew Ross A'11

CU @ Lunch with Andrew Ross A'11

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

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Andrew Ross received his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2011, where he was awarded the Gelman Trust Award for Excellence in Sculpture. Andrew Ross centers his work on decontextualized fragments, which are often digital assets and representations of everyday physical objects. His work investigates assemblage through the lenses of reverse engineering and speculation. Ross produces sculptures, installations, prints, drawings and other forms by arranging and deconstructing found representations. The resulting arrangements are tableau-like scenes. The works often draw from images of labor and repose, and narratively suggest the aftermath of rituals and events that incorporate everyday objects as votive props. Many of his works draw from diasporic and online communities which reinterpret the world through speculative fiction. Ross’s works cathartically allude to power dynamics in contemporary culture, and through playful material explorations he entertains notions of design within what otherwise may seem arbitrary.

Ross has attended numerous residencies and fellowships including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Triangle Arts Association, Drawing Center's Open Sessions, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Macedonia Institute, Atelier Mondial, and The Bruce High Quality Foundation. Ross has exhibited his work at Greene Naftali, CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, The Drawing Center, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Artists Space, and Center for the Humanities. He has staged solo exhibitions at The Gallery at Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College, Signal, American Medium, Clima Gallery, and False Flag. Ross's work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Cultured, Flash Art, Mousse, and the Brooklyn Rail.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.