Andrew Christman received a BFA in painting at Pratt Institute Brooklyn and certificates in Art Ed from Pratt Institute and moore College of Art. He attended Sotheby’s Institute of Art / Manchester University, UK where he received an MA in East Asian Art History. Andrew is currently a teaching artist for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum Learning Specialist at the Woodmere Art Museum and a co-founder of Way of Words an interactive poetry and visual art project that integrates writing, installation, bookmaking and collage. Andrew's Mixed-media artworks explore the tension and play between scientific and intuitive understanding. The improvisational, multi-layered studio practice he employs utilizes photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture and drawing.
Andrew's diverse experience in sculpture began when he first began learning stone carving techniques and methods in France in 1994. In addition to carving, Andrew has spent time building puppets, props and sets for both traditional and experimental theater productions athe Internationational Fringe Festival (NYC), La Mama etc (NYC), PS 1222 (NYC) and Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theater Company. Andrew's MA Thesis (Asian Art History) focused on the fluid role of realism in Zen Budhhist portraiture during the Sung Dynasty and its transmission to Japanese wood sculpture in the Kamakura period.