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Huw Andrews' multidisciplinary artworks are concerned with how the individual navigates the social systems around them, such as cultural norms and institutional regulations. Andrews is interested in how social systems can moderate, encourage or disable individual behaviours, particularly in relation to identity and travel. Reflecting the individual-system tensions he observes and experiences, Andrews uses varied approaches to research, production and titling; typically combining vaguely familiar scenes with wry commentary, subtle interventions and reflective elements. Referring to his uneasy relationship with these systems, while trying to understand his place within the world, Andrews creates a tense cooperation within, and between, the process, form and content of his artwork.
Andrews works with video, sound, animation, illustration, photo, text, objects, performance and appropriated material. In 2010 he completed a Fine Art degree at Leeds Metropolitan University, winning the Edna Lumb Travel Prize there in 2009. In 2018 he completed a part-time MSc in Psychology of Education at the University of Bristol, conducting an empirical research project into art classification (whether an individual classifies an artefact as art or not, potentially agreeing/disagreeing with the artworld).
Group exhibitions include, 442 at 442 Gallery, London, Sheffield Fringe at Bloc Projects, Sheffield, The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp at g39, Cardiff, twoscore at Chapter, Cardiff and An Exchange with Sol LeWitt at The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA. Solo exhibitions include, In Soviet Times My Friends Had Teams Like Barcelona, I Had Wrexham at The Last Gallery, Llangadog and Bide Your Time at Elysium Gallery, Swansea. Residencies include, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.
Education:
2010 BA Fine Art. Leeds Metropolitan University
2007 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Bristol School of Art,

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 Creative Reactions. North Street Gallery and The Island, Bristol
2017 Spike Island Open. Spike Island, Bristol
2015 442. 442 Gallery, London
2014 One Night Only Film Festival. Old Shire Hall, Durham
2014 Sidney Cooper Film Open. Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
2013 Places That Don't Exist. Hotel C'est la Vie, London
2013 Sheffield Fringe. Bloc Projects, Sheffield
2012 The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp. g39, Cardiff
2012 Beaten Black, Blue, Red, Green and Gold. Thomas Goddard’s place, Cardiff
2012 Mis-In-Formation. Fringe Arts Festival, Bath
2011 Two Sides of the Same Coin. The Russian Frost Farmers, Wellington, New Zealand
2011 ¿AreWeNotDrawnOnwardToNewEra?. g39, Cardiff
2011 twoscore. Chapter and Outcasting, Cardiff
2011 This Impossibly Conjured World. Glove Box, Bristol
2011 An Exchange with Sol LeWitt. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA, USA
2010 Salon Show. 2 Beechwood Avenue, Leeds
2009 Salver. Old BBC Broadcasting House, Leeds

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2011 Bide Your Time. Elysium Gallery, Swansea
2011 In Soviet Times My Friends Had Teams Like Barcelona, I Had Wrexham. The Last Gallery, Llangadog
2010 Please Don't Make Me... The One-Offs Project, Umbrella, Leeds

Publications
2015 Guide to Displace. Text and image for Rattle Journal, 5th Issue
2012 Surplus Hype. Text and image for Rattle Journal, 3rd Issue
2010 Dazzling stores... Text for Copy // understudy, Critical Writing Collective
2010 Biodegrade, Grace and UFA. Audio tracks for Grey is the Colour of Hope

Residencies
2013 The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea