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Andrew Sendor

gallery installation view of paintings and drawings

Born in 1977, Andrew Sendor currently lives and works in New York City. Sendor’s work is characterized by a meticulous draftsmanship that serves to illuminate his ongoing engagement with the interrelation of photorealism and invented narrative structures. The artist introduces us to a group of fictional characters in a storyline whose genesis derives from a unique creative process: Sendor scripted, produced, directed, and documented a series of performances recounting the life and times of his eccentric cast. These performances ultimately become the basis for Sendor’s paintings, drawings, and films.
 

He has presented solo gallery exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen. A solo exhibition of his work was presented at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (2015-16). Most recently, his work has been the subject of the two-person exhibition “Micro-Macro: Andrew Sendor and Ali Banisadr” at MOCA Jacksonville (2019). His works have been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including the Funen Art Museum, Odense, Denmark; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; and the ARKEN Museum of Art, Ishøj, Denmark. In 2014, Sendor mounted a solo exhibition in conjunction with his residency at The Wright Museum, Beloit College. His works are in private and public collections worldwide, including The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, MSU, and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

 

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Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor

Installation view: Boris Flumzy, "Lemornischka, Mrs. Flumzy’s Resurrected Spirit & The Mystery Inside Zilpah Gershowitz’s Womb," 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2014
oil on panel
46 x 62 ½ inches (116,8 x 158,7 cm)
SW 15065

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
One replica of a still from the documentary "Interview Sessions with Seda Mercedes: On Reason, Perceptual Phenomena, and Zilpah Gershowitz", 2014
graphite on paper
13 x 17 inches (33 x 43 cm) 13 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (35 x 45 cm) frame
SW 14230

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
FENOMENO, 2014
HD Video, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
projected; dimensions variable edition of 5, 2 artist proofs
SW 15068

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Installation view: segments from the documentary "Interview Sessions with Dr. Brainaplane - on the Fate of Vermeer ", Artist Unknown, 2041,
video projection in black palladium frame, "Regarding the Coded Diary of Cecilia Kettle: Volume II", 2041, Hahldeva, 2013
oil on panel
46 x 62 1/2 inches (116,8 x 158,7 cm)
SW 13413
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Replica of a still from the documentary "Interview Sessions with Dr. Brainaplane (1 February 1899 - 2 November 1968)
- on Spiritual Health and Purity"
, 2013
graphite on paper
6 x 7 3/8 inches(15,2 x 18,7 cm)
12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (32,3 x 42,5 cm) frame
SW 13412
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Facsimile of a still from the Motion Picture "Miss Ecstasy", with a replica of that facsimile, 2012
graphite on paper
12 x 17 inches (30,5 x 43,2 cm)
SW 13103
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Facsimile of "The Universe Is Beginning To Shrink",
with a facsimile of "Electricity and the Occult"
, 2012
graphite on paper
12 x 17 inches (30,5 x 43, 2 cm)
SW 13104
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Installation view: (left) Performance with The Grand master Cryptologist,
(right) Onora Afua, Un-Thinkable, 2033, single channel video projection, duration 52:55, 2012
oil on linen mounted on panel
21 x 23 inches (53,3 x 58,4 cm)
SW 13013
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
16 Portraits of Flora Chenile Venisseux-Ingres (1 October 1851 - 1 October 1879), 2013
graphite on paper
7 x 16 3/4 inches (17,7 x 42,5 cm)
12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (32,3 x 42,5 cm) frame
SW 13411

Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Site specific installation with "Pixelated Portrait of Hugo L. Hugo", Artist unknown, 2031, oil on canvas,
38 x 22 inches
, 2011
oil on linen mounted to panel
26 x 18 inches (66 x 45,7 cm)
SW 11477
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Saturday praying with The Seven Sisters in Geirangerfjorden, Friday, March 13th., 2016
oil on matte white Plexiglas in polished aluminum frame
26 3/4 x 20 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (68 x 51,5 x 4 cm)
SW 16186
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Saturday in search of Knivsfla in Geirangerfjorden, Saturday, March 14th., 2016
oil on matte white Plexiglas in polished aluminum frame
26 3/4 x 20 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (68 x 51,5 x 4 cm)
SW 16187
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Portrait of Rallis Royce on the northeast wall of Saturday's living room., 2016
oil on panel, Sonokeling, walnut frame
17 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches (45 x 32 x 4 cm)
SW 16188
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Two portraits of Rallis Royce on the northwest wall of Saturday's living room., 2016
oil on matte white Plexiglas with white Plexiglas shelf
13 1/2 x 10 x 1/4 inches (34 x 25,5 x 1 cm) painting
4 x 3 x 20 1/2 inches (10 x 7,5 x 52 cm) shelf
SW 16189
Hall Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Portrait of Lafayette with Bhaya on the southwest wall of Saturday's living room., 2017
oil on matte white Plexiglas in white powder coated aluminum frame
26 5/8 x 20 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches (68 x 51 x 4 cm)
SW 17041
Private Collection

Andrew Sendor

Andrew Sendor
Portrait of Bhaya on the northwest wall of Saturday's living room (included in Saturday's altar on Monday, December 5th)., 2016
oil on matte white Plexiglas with white Plexiglas shelf
15 1/4 x 12 x 1/4 inches (39 x 30,5 x 1 cm) painting
4 x 5 x 24 inches (10 x 13 x 61cm) shelf
SW 17044
Private Collection

Artist press

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The big picture: New MOCA exhibit looks at large, small artworks
by Charlie Patton
9 February 2019
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Saturday’s Ascent: Andrew Sendor at Sperone Westwater
by Daniel Maidman
19 April 2017
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Andrew Sendor at the Broad Museum MSU
by Katy Diamond Hamer
21 January 2016
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The Invented Narratives of Andrew Sendor at Sperone Westwater
by Cassie Cummins
30 March 2015
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Andrew Sendor at Sperone Westwater, New York
By Juliana Balestin
6 March 2013
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