M.F.A. Printmaking, University of Cincinnati
B.A. Studio Art, Asbury College
Born in Chicago in 1972, Andrew Au was influenced from an early age by science fiction, religion, reading and art. With each series of work he produces, he creates a working narrative that sets the parameters for the aesthetic conventions he uses. In recent series of works, he has treated memetic study as a pseudo-science, presenting cultural ideas as if they were living and evolving creatures. His works also challenge the notions of design being evident in lifeforms through a series of life products that will be evolved, rather than designed. He teaches foundation studies at Miami University at Middletown, OH, and maintains a studio with his wife in Cincinnati.