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Andreis Mikael Costa

Andreis Mikael Costa is a New York Artist and Curator now based in Venice, California. Andreis Costa works in a multitude of artistic discipline painting and collage to music and design. Currently working for Universal Pictures as a creative Costa takes his fine art background and combines it with commercial design sensibilities as seen in print processes and out-put. His current work consists of large-scale collages composed from found photos and selections from commercial print and posters. Initially the work is created and managed digital only then to be printed and reworked by the artist in studio. Subject matter often addresses ideas of gender, sexuality and violence. The work is designed to play off of the symmetry found in Rorschach inkblots. This interpretive element introduces the viewer’s interpretation as an integral facet of each work even when the images used within the collage are direct and succinct.

Education

Parsons School of Art and Design, 1998
Bard College, 1999-2003 BFA

Recent Exhibitions

1999
New Work, Fischer Center for the Arts Annandale, NY

2000
POP, Fischer Center for the Arts Annandale, NY

2001
Like Dust, Fischer Center for the Arts Annandale, NY

2002
The Big Show Curated by Andreis Costa and Elizabeth Murray, UBS Red Hook, NY

2003
For Sale, Fischer Center for the Arts Annandale, NY
Antique New Wave, UBS Red Hook, NY
*Reviewed by The Chronogram

2004
Franklin Peppermint Gallery 2004 Show, Franklin Peppermint Gallery NY, NY
Grand Champions Forever, Office Opps Brooklyn, NY

2005
Temperature, Curated by Andreis Costa, the.artist.network NY, NY
Be Nice Curated by Andreis Costa, Orchard Gallery NY, NY
Return of the Ibex Curated by Andreis Costa, Le Castlevania Brooklyn, NY

2006
Crime, the:artist:network NY, NY
Be Nice presents Andreis Costa and Daniel Miller, Orchard Gallery NY, NY
Allegory of the Cave Curated by Andreis Costa and John Breiner, the:artist:network NY, NY
Art Auction, the:artist:network NY, NY
Arsenal for Democracy Curated by Andreis Costa, The Canal Chapter NY, NY
* Reviewed by Mass Appeal

In Hoc Signo Vinces Curated by Andreis Costa, White Box NY, NY
*Reviewed by Art News
Long Drive South, Volitant Gallery Austin, Texas
*Reviewed by Austin Chronicle, and Cantanker Magazine
The Night Time is the Right Time Curated by Andreis Costa, Invisible Gallery NY, NY
American Concentration Camp Curated by Andreis Costa, Proposition NY, NY
*Reviewed by Holland Cotter, New York Times

2007
NYCUG Presents Heather Boose-Weise Curated by Andreis Costa, Art Bar NY, NY
Tears for Narcissus Curated by Andreis Costa, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts NY, NY
Hooray Curated by Andreis Costa, Proposition NY, NY
*Catalogue
Made from Love, Bronx Museum of Art NY, NY

2009
Z-Print, Yes! Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Plenty of Room on the Couch. Curated by Jesse Lee Denning, Eastern District Brooklyn, NY
Grand Champions Forever, Never Say Die. Curated by John Breiner, Factory Fresh Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Quantum Spectrum, Curated by John Breiner, MCLA, North Adams, Massachusetts

2011
Featured Artist, Input Catalogue, Curated by Renée Vara, New York, NY
Upcoming Exhibition, Back Door Gallery, Los Angeles, California