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Saftel has exhibited extensively since 1981, and has had a meaningful collaboration with the Bill Lowe Gallery since 1990. He has been the subject of much curatorial and critical acclaim, and has been featured in several national art publications. Saftel has produced multiple public art commissions throughout the South, including several pieces on display in the International Terminal of Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport.

Southern painter and sculptor Andrew Saftel chronicles his own personal and artistic journey while simultaneously evoking the passage of humanity within modern civilization through his mixed media constructions on wood panel, which incorporate found objects that have an aura of historical significance. “I am attracted to the story in these objects, and the fact that they were made and used by someone else in other times… they bring a sense of personal history to the work,” Saftel explains.

BORN
1959 in New Bedford, MA
Lives and works in Tennessee

EDUCATION
1981 B.F.A., Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1977 New England College, Arundel, Sussex, England

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2001 Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
1999 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
1995 Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2005 “Ke Francis, Andrew Saftel, Jeffrey Palladini,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 “15th Anniversary Show,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 “Paul Andrews and Andrew Saftel,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 “13th Anniversary Show,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
2001 “12th Anniversary Show,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- “Lupertz, Saftel, Ally,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2000 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Tennessee Arts Commission, Fellowship Exhibition, St. Andrews Sewanee School
-- Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, TN
1998 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
1997 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Georgia Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, FL
1996 “An American Renaissance,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
-- Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
-- Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN
-- Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
1994 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
-- “Tennessee Twelve: Painting Today,” Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
-- Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
1993 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1992 Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN
-- The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1991 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
1990 Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, CO
-- Carlton Cobb Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- “Gallery Artists Exhibition,” Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, FL
1989 Carlton Cobb Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, CO
-- Sublette Gallery, Knoxville, TN
1988 Carlton Cobb Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
-- “20th Dulin National Works on Paper Exhibition,” Knoxville, TN
1985 Artifacts Gallery, Bozeman, MT
1981 Ancient Currents Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
Anon., “Art Adds Warmth to AIDS Ward,” City Life Buckhead, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (February 12, 1998).
Anon., “Saftel Blends Abstract with the Routine,” The Tennessean (January 11, 1998): 8K.
Barrett, Chris, “Profile: Andrew Saftel,” Number 32 (Summer 1997): 22.
Betts, Elizabeth S., “The Mod Squad: the Mark and Anne Manner Home, Nashville, TN,” The Tennessean (July 4, 1997): 1D.
Cullum, Jerry, “Flights of Fantasy on Ungainly Wings,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution (January 31, 1997).
--, “Other Times, Other Wars: Andrew Saftel Combines Big Issues with Everyday Life,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution (September 21, 2001): Q8.
Fox, Catherine, “The Southern Artist: Andrew Saftel,” Southern Accents 14, no. 2 (March 1991): 82-85.
--, “Have Art, Will Travel: Art at Hartsfield International Airport’s Concourse E,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution (July 11, 1996): E16.
Guge, Gail, “Award Validates Artistic Experience, Winner Says,” Knoxville News-Sentinel (February 28, 1988): 4.
Jinkner-Lloyd, Amy, “Against the Grain: Andrew Saftel at The Lowe Gallery,” Creative Loafing (April 17, 1993): 32.
Joyner, Heather, “At Home in the Sequatchie Valley,” Celebrating Knoxville 1, no. 1 (Summer 1998): 20-27.
Leaming, Linda, “See the World: Works by Andrew Saftel and Bob Nugent, Cumberland Gallery,” Nashville Scene (May 19, 1994).
Lockwood, Brett, “A Journey Home with Andrew Saftel,” Blue Milk 1, no. 5 (November 1998): 12.
McLean, Paul, “The Fruit of Shaken Trees,” In Review (April 13, 1999).
Mesfin, Bilen, “Emerging Artists: Andrew Saftel,” Art & Antiques (December 2002): 48-51.
Nichols, Ann, “A Head of our Times,” Chattanooga Times-Chattanooga Free Press (May 28, 2000): D6.
O’Brien, Jerry, “The Beauty of Perseverance,” Providence Journal-Bulletin (April 12, 1996): C1-2.
Radulski, John P., “North Hampton Golf Club, Akita, Japan, Offers its Members Modernist Flair,” Hospitality Design (May-June 1998): 98-99.
Ribar, David, “Steeling Beauty,” Nashville Scene (December 19, 1996): 74-75.
Seymour, Liz, “A Home for All Seasons: the Kreis and Sandy Beall Home, Knoxville, TN,” Southern Accents (November-December 2002): 202-205.
Sims, Michael, “Branching Out: ‘Shake the Tree’ by Andrew Saftel at Cheekwood’s Temporary Contemporary,” Nashville Scene (April 8, 1999).
Sirlin, Deanna, “Mark Perlman, Michael David, Andrew Saftel at The Lowe Gallery,” Art Papers Magazine (September-October 1999): 39-40.
Stryk, Suzanne, “Andrew Saftel: ‘Confluence’ at Knoxville Museum of Art,” Art Papers Magazine 19, no. 3 (May-June 1995): 54.
Wall, Donna Dorian, “More Than Words: As Text Enters the Picture, A New Language Enters the Visual Arts,” Southern Accents 21, no. 5 (September-October 1998): 114-120.
Walmsley, James S., “Stroke of Genius: Abstract Art is Taking on New Meaning for the Southern Collector,” Southern Accents 19, no. 6 (December 1996): 125-134.

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2003 Artist Residency, Spring Concentration, Penland School of Crafts
1999 Individual Artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission
1998 Individual Artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission
-- Selected for Tennessee-Israel Visual Artists Exchange
1988 Purchase Award, Dulin National Works on Paper Competition, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

SELECTED PERMANENT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, GA
BellSouth, Nashville, TN
Cinetel Productions, Knoxville, TN
The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA
Goizueta Business School of Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Grady Hospital, Atlanta, GA
KMPG Peat Marwick, Nashville, TN
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
Liberty Records, Nashville, TN
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA
Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL
Saks Fifth Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Softblox, Atlanta, GA
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2002 “Local Talent” (figurative, wood and steel sculpture) Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN
2001 Pair of paintings for public foyer, Ruby Tuesday Headquarters, Maryville, TN
-- “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” (acrylic and mixed media on wood panels), CNL Corporate Headquarters, Orlando, FL
2000 “A Head of Our Time” (site-specific, steel and found object, outdoor sculpture), St. Andrews-Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN
1997 “Serenade the Procession” (steel and found object mobile sculpture), Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA
1996 “We Can Go” (acrylic and mixed media on wood panels; steel and found object sculptures), Concourse E (International Terminal), Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs
1995 Pair of paintings for public foyer, Bell South Headquarters, Nashville, TN

 

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