Andrew Prayzner

Andrew Prayzner

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art
Music and Art



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Andrew Prayzner is a painter based in Brooklyn, NY. He holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BFA from the University of Hartford and is a two time resident at Yaddo. Andrew has exhibited nationally and internationally for over twenty years. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including the Aldrich Museum (Ridgefield, CT), SFA Projects, (New York, NY), Housatonic Museum of Art (Bridgeport, CT), The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY) and Scotty Projects (Berlin, Germany). In the summer of 2015, Andrew was a resident at Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan. He concluded the residency with a solo exhibition of nocturnal drawings titled One Hundred Views of Nothing. In 2016 a solo exhibition titled Horizontals was presented in the project space at Morgan Lehman (New York, NY). A forthcoming solo exhibition will be announced for 2021.



MFA, University of Pennsylvania, 2005

BFA, University of Hartford, 1996

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

Solo Exhibitions

Andrew Prayzner: Horizontals, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY

One Hundred Views of Nothing, Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan

Passage, Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY, Brooklyn, NY

Anomies, Ethel Walker School Gallery, Simsbury, CT

New Pictures, Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Future Decays, Visual Research, New Haven, CT

Selected Group Exhibitions


Feels Like the First Time, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
A Vase is A Vase Is A Vase, Deanna Evans Projects, Brooklyn, NY


Magic Edge, curated by Michelle Tillou and Andy Cross, Troutbeck, Amenia, NY
Wild Tangents, organized by Caetlynn Booth and Ann Trinca, Reservoir, Ridgewood, NY


The Magic Hour, curated by Calli Moore, See You Next Thursday, Brooklyn, NY
Decade, curated by Sun You, SFA Projects, New York, NY, metamorphosis: climate change, curated by Betty Levin, Hearst Galleries, New York, NY

Untitled Projects, Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, NY
Bouquet, curated by Kirstin Lamb, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY
Night Regulation, curated by Patrick Neal, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY

The Collectivists, Brand Library Art Center, Glendale, CA
Points of Entry, Scotty Project Space, Berlin, Germany
ArtText, Labspace, Hilldale, NY

In This Place, C2CWC, San Francisco, CA
Fabulous You, Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY, Brooklyn, NY
Lost Cause, Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY, Brooklyn, NY

This Dust, GSL Projekt, Berlin, Germany
Parallels, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
April 11th, 2015 / Pawtucket, Improvised Showboat, Pawtucket, RI
Deep End, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Reactivator, Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
Ten Part Invention, Jaus, Los Angeles, CA
Text Me, Hazan Projects, New York, NY
Outlet Annual Invitational, Outlet, Brooklyn, NY
Befana’s Secret Booty, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY

Grab Bag, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Exchange Rates: This Dust, curated by GSL Projekt, TSA, Brooklyn, NY
One Plus One, Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
Wonder + Awe, curated by Margaret Vaughn, Silpe Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

In Search Of.., organized by Dustin Dennis, Amanda Lechner and Christopher Ulivo; Tiger Strikes Asteroid NY, Brooklyn, NY
Correspondence, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

In Search Of…, organized by Dustin Dennis, Amanda Lechner and Christopher Ulivo; The Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS

Overnighter curated by Leigh Ruple, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
Discrete Power, organized by Vizkult, Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
The Unsettled, University of Delaware Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Defining Moments, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
Art Sync, NHTC, New Haven, CT

A Taste of Young New York, Dvorak Sec Contemporary, Prague, Czech Republic
Viking Mountain Funeral, Celestial Suitcase Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Morsel Remains, Morsel Art Space, Long Island City, NY
Manifest Destinations, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA (* Two-person exhibition)

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Dream Tigers, curated by Brian Zegeer, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

Memory Minister, Chashama, New York, NY
Boxtown Miami, Secret Project Robot, Miami, FL
Flatfile Portfolio, David Krut Projects, New York, NY
American Idyll, LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Subdivision: Visions of Suburbia, curated by Matthew Best, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington DC
Images of the North, SIM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

Operation: RAW, curated by Jane Irish, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
SCOPE: Miami, Townhouse Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
SCOPE: London, St. Martin’s Lane, London, England
Introductions, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Voxennial, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania MFA Thesis Show, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

The Rain Event: Postcards to the CAC, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Works on Paper 2004, juried by Jordan Kantor, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

Radius, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Product: Comments on Consumer Culture, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
ArtWork, CHELA Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Group Show, The Dealership, Brooklyn, NY
Urban/Suburban, Gallery 13, Danbury, CT (* Two-person exhibition)

Salon III, Oni Gallery, Boston, MA
Contemporary 3, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE

Refugees + Immigration, Gallery of Social/Political Art, Boston, MA
Vital Signs: Drawing as Inquiry, Creative Art Workshop Gallery, New Haven, CT

No England, No Amsterdam, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Contemporary Visions, The University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT


Honors, Awards and Affiliations


Studio Kura, Fukuoka, Japan, June 2015

The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, July 2014

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, July-August 2012

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, June 2011

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, January 2008

SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland, November 2005

Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, June-August 1994

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