Andy Curlowe was born on the other side of the Mohawk River from Schenectady, New York, a region that is torn between the Adirondacks and the post boom remnants of industrialism. Raised by a wildly independent and creative mother, Andy and his sister were encouraged to wander the woods and paint teepees made from old bed sheets. Andy studied painting and drawing at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. Soon after graduation, Andy and his wife Laura moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in search of affordable living and studio space. There they discovered a dynamic and approachable art scene. After living and working in Cleveland for six years, Andy feels a strong connection to his adopted city. Andy's work references the landscape's of both his present and past.
Curlowe has shown the majority of his work in Cleveland, OH and Beverly, MA; along with exhibitions at Circuit 12 Gallery in Dallas, TX, Art House CO-OP in Atlanta, GA, and Galerie D'Este in Montreal, Canada. He has been featured in multiple publications, including La Monde Diplomatique (Paris, France) in March of 2013 and Objects Journal of Applied Art (Berlin, Germnay) in 2012. In 2013, he was awarded the CPAC Creative Fellowship Grant and the Zygote Press AIR Program award. Curlowe is currently SPACE's 2015 R&D artist.