Andrew King was born in Biloxi, MS and raised across 5 states along the east coast.  King graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the College of Charleston in May 2015 where he focused on photography. King explores the surreal and abstract with his photography, ultimately challenging the medium’s history of representational imagery.  Drawing influence from photographers Man Ray and Ralph Eugene Meatyard as well as painters Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francis Bacon, King obscures the line between reality and the surreal, between truth and fiction.

 

Andrew King’s work has been shown in group shows at the Hill Gallery at the College of Charleston, the Salón de Refuses at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and at King Dusko in Charleston, SC.  He has had solo shows at the Visual Arts Club Gallery at the College of Charleston and will have a solo show at the Saul Alexander Gallery in February 2016.  King’s works were featured in the 2015 edition of Miscellany: The Student Literary and Art Journal of the College of Charleston.  He was awarded the 2015 Laura M. Bragg Memorial Award, a School of the Arts Scholar Award, and the 2014 J.E. Simcox Memorial Scholarship from the College of Charleston.  Additionally King was awarded a Work-Study Scholarship Award from Penland School of Crafts in 2015.

 

Contact Andrew with any questions or comments at apkingcreative@gmail.com