Images from "We are where we are'
Slide/disolve work shown at 'Spaces, Architecture and the Brain' March 2006
ANDREW CARNIE was born in 1957. He studied chemistry and painting at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, then zoology and psychology at Durham University, before starting and finishing a degree in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London. Andrew then completed his Masters degree in the Painting School, at the Royal College of Art.
Since then Andrew has continued working primarily as a studio based artist, running other ventures alongside his practise, like the Carnie Chaple Gallery, the Tram Depot Gallery, and working as a consultant for Greater London Arts. Currently he is very involved in the Art and Mind Festival and other ventures in Winchester while continuing with his own practise, which is primarily in time based work, themed around various scientific topics, he also likes to work with a groups on art based projects, and is teaching regularly at the Winchester School of Art, which he has done since 1991.
His work is very varied, from painting, sculpture and photography to installation work, and has been exhibited in the, ‘Whitechaple Open’ in 1987, 1989, and 1994, the ‘John Moores 16 Exhibition’, Liverpool 1989, ‘Sommerattelier’, Hanover 1990, Clara Maria Sels Gallery, Dusseldorf 1990, ‘Wits End’ an Ikon, Birmingham, Touring show in 1992, the ‘5th Mostyn Open’, Llandudno, Wales 1994, ‘Feering 5’, Colchester 1994, ‘A Cut Edge’, Hackney, London 1997, ‘Small Is Beautiful Part XV11’, Flowers East, London 1999, ‘Art And Architecture’, at the British Airways Headquarters, Waterside, London 2000, ‘Urban Shores’, Installation, Dash Gallery, Tower Hamlets, London, 2000, ‘Joining In’ , Winchester Gallery, 2000, ‘Silent Motion’ at the Picker gallery, Kingston, ‘Head On’ at the Science Museum in London 2002, ‘Hygiene’, at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London in 2002, and ‘Mensbeeld’, Natuurmuseum, Rotterdam, Oct 2003, Simply-Complex at the Design Museum Zurich, 2005, Neuroculture at the Westport Art Centre, USA in 2006, and ‘Filament’ at the London Print Studio, Sept 2006.
Andrew has had the following one person shows, ‘Vista’ Angela Flowers , London 1987, ‘Under Canvas’, Giray Gallery 1988, ‘Sculpture’, Winchester Gallery, 1992, ‘Grand Tour’, Bracknell Gallery 1993, ‘Souvenir’, Plymouth Art Centre 1993, 'New Floor Sculptures', Tram Depot , London 1994, ‘Walk-walk’ Tram Depot Gallery, London spring 1995, ‘Organic’ Tram Depot Gallery, London summer 1995, ‘Betwixt and Between’ Tram Depot Gallery, London 1995, ‘Return Journey’ 1997 Columbus University Gallery, Georgia, ‘Fit to Travel’ Tram Depot Gallery, London 1998, ‘Travelogue’, Flemming Gallery, Thorpe, Surrey, 1999, and ‘Embark’, Millais Gallery , Southampton, 2002, ‘Disperse’, Amnesty International Headquarters, London, 2002, and ‘451’, Winchester Gallery, Winchester, Hampshire, 2004
His work is represented in collections in England, Germany, and America. Increasingly he talks about his collaborations with scientists and recently he was a key note speaker at the SLSA conference in Amsterdam, and completed a web radio show for PS 1 in New York.
His recent projects include:-
2002. ‘Head On’, a show at the Science Museum on neurology, produced in collaboration with Welcome Foundation. For this Andrew produced a number of pieces of work centred around memory, the brain, and neuroscience, while working with neuro-scientists at the Medical Research Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College, London. The final work ‘Magic Forest’ was shown at the Science Museum in March 2002, at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, Holland, 2003 and at the Natuurmuseum, Rotterdam, a show called ‘Mensbeeld’, in 2004, in ‘Simply Complex’ at the Design Museum in Zurich in 2005, and in ‘Neuroculture’, at the Westport Art Centre in Connecticut, USA in 2006.
2002. ‘Alight’. As part of the group of four artists making up the company No Limits, Andrew made a multi-media work, using a fifty meter by four meter tall screen and moving video projector. The work based on the notions of arrival and departure from London’s’ Dock-lands, was shown at the Royal Victoria Dock in April 2002.
2002. Embark’, at the Millais Gallery, Southampton. A one-person show at the Millais Gallery, a first chance for Andrew to show the large paintings from 1998-2000, alongside a survey of travel work from 1990 onwards.
2002. ‘Disperse’, a work made for the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, in 2002. Disperse is a work that explores removal, It relates to thoughts about the departure of the human body at death. The work looks at processes of how the body might be physically ‘dispersed’; be rendered back to atomic particles. This work was shown again at the Headquarters of Amnesty International, London.
2003. ‘Complex Brain: Spreading Arbour’, Andrew worked on a joint project with the neurologist Dr Richard Wingate, of Kings College, London. Together they created a time based video work, called ‘Complex Brain: Spreading Arbour’, based on the development and changes in the growing brain; looking specifically at the migration of neurones. This current work is funded by a Wellcome Trust, ‘Medicine In Society’ Award.
2004. 451 at the Winchester Gallery was the first chance for Andrew to show a collection of time based slide dissolve works base on the transitory life of objects and the body. He showed the works ‘Disperse’, ‘Calcium Caving’ and ‘451’.
2004. ‘Spreading Arbour’, British Association Festival Of Science, Exeter. First showing of this large video work using two video projectors circling around an 8-meter circular screen in opposite directions. Plus exhibited Magic Forest and Calcium Caving.
2004.'Slices and Snapshots’, [Oct-Nov], show as Stanley Picker Fellow, Kingston University. Based on the sequential photography of Eadweard Muybridge and chronophotography in contemporary neuro-science three new works were shown Eye: Through The Mirror Darkly, Slice and Snapshots. Catalogue/Paper, Arts Council Funded.
2005. ‘Things Happen’, a time-based piece on genetic diseases for ‘Genes And Genius’, Mendel Museum, Abbey Of St Thomas, Brno, Czech Republic.
2006. ‘We Are Where We Are’. With Arts Council Funding and linked with architects and scientists Andrew developed the work WAWWA, an examination of the architecture of the body for exhibition in March 2006 at the Art and Mind Festival, Space Architecture and the Mind.
2007. ‘Magic Forest’, a permanent static version of the time-based piece, a work for the Wellcome Trust Headquarters, Euston Road, London,
Andrews forthcoming projects include working on a three year project with a philosopher, an anthropologist and a Heart Transplant Team, on a project called ‘A Change Of Heart’, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, then working with the Neuropsychologist, Paul Broks, of Plymouth University, on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy to produce an installation work and possible book. and on a permanent work for the Wellcome Trust Headquarters.