ARTIST STATEMENT

From early childhood, Andrew Madvin possessed both enthusiasm and talent for art.  He took metal and jewelry classes in high school, which earned him custom jewelry work and national scholastic awards.  While attending the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, Andrew's interest turned to glass and sculpture, which ultimately became his artistic passion.  Andrew continued his studies at both the California College of the Arts and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington.  In 2000, he established his own business called Axiom Glass Studio.  Andrew currently lives and works out of Detroit.

Andrew's work is bold and grand.  His pieces are often oversized for a strong visual effect.  The artist often uses bright, intense colors, but he also utilizes clear glass to achieve a similar feel and aesthetic.   The artist combines glass and metal in his wall flower series.  He uses bold colors such as red and yellow for his flowers, which provide a beautiful contrast to the black metal that make up the stems.  Andrew's designs are very modern and their size and composition evoke a sense of valor and free spirit.  Each sculpture is a conversation piece that will surely brighten and define any room.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
American Craft, Philadelphia PA
American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD
Art Festival, La Quinta, CA
Art Festival, Tempe, AZ


EDUCATION

Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA