Kathryn Andrews was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1973. She received her BFA from Duke University in 1995 and her MFA from the Art Center College of Design in 2003.
Andrews’ readymades are fun, unpredictable, provocative, and glossy – through her work, she strives to criticize the excesses of capitalism, the overly commodified and systemized nature of the art world, and the absurdity of the cult of the celebrity. In her sculptures, she often rents materials from Southern California celebrity-themed shops, such as a t-shirt worn once by Brad Pitt – items whose value is derived simply from their proximity to celebrities – and uses them to make us question our relationship to objects and the worth we apply to them. She echoes the tenets of pop art and minimalism and infusing them with contemporary concerns of gender, class, race, and sexuality.
Kathryn Andrews’ work has been shown in multiple locations including the Gagosian Gallery (Rome), the Los Angeles Central Library, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and most recently in her first solo exhibition in the United States at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She lives and works in Los Angeles.