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andy harding

Artist Statement

My work engages in a dialog between materials and concepts. My process entails drawing, coloring, cutting, shaping, and layering disparate materials into harmonious compositions.  Geometric and organic shapes combine within these compositions to explore the dynamic cycle of order and entropy that bears witness to both the emergence of form and its dissolution in the multifaceted processes that make up the natural world.  My finished pieces call to mind scientific diagrams, natural forms and even abstracted figures in their wriggling, writhing shapes.  Living beings, materials, ideas, and forces all occupy distinct positions in the grand web of relations, yet nothing is static.  In essence, this work is a reflection or a meditation on both the interrelatedness and the unique singularity of all things.


Andy Harding studied chemistry and physics in college with the intentions of pursuing a career in the sciences. It wasn't until his senior year that he discovered a keen interest in art while enrolled in an elective 3D design course. Since then, Harding has been a dedicated artist creating wood and metal sculpture, mixed media installations, artist books, and collage. Harding was an artist in residence at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN from 2000 to 2005. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at Tinney Contemporary, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville Public Library, San Diego Art Institute, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, and Art Chicago. After living and working in Chicago for six years, Harding has recently made Nashville his home base once again.

Selected Exhibitions

2015  Ghost Structures, Leu Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

2014  The Cygnus Loop, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN

2012-13 Simultaneity, Nashville International Airport Nashville, TN

2012 Follicle Stimulation and the Multiverse, The Bank Gallery Nashville, TN

2011 Symmetry Breaking Being, Twist Art Gallery Nashville, TN

2009 Gnathonemus Petersii, Gallery 400, with David Moré Chicago, IL

2006 Art Chicago, Zeitgeist Gallery Chicago, IL

2005 Being Under Way, Zeitgeist Gallery Nashville, TN

2004 New Art '04, Kingston Gallery Boston, MA 

2004 47th International Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute San Diego, CA

2003 Flux, Zeitgeist Gallery Nashville, TN 

2003 Untitled, Group Exhibition Nashville, TN 

2003 Icons and Idols, D.I.G. Conference, Downtown Presbyterian Church (D.P.C.) Nashville, TN

2002 Out of Our Minds, Zeitgeist Gallery Nashville, TN 

2002 Switchyard III, Zeitgeist Gallery Nashville, TN 

2002 Incarnation and Risk, D.I.G. Conference, D.P.C. Nashville, TN

2001 Fest de Ville, Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, TN 

2001 J. Andrew Harding, Belle Meade Plantation Gallery Nashville, TN 

2001 Suspended Belief, Montana Streets Nashville, TN 

2001 Artclectic, University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN

2000 Communion, Studio Exhibit Nashville, TN 

2000 Suffering and Hope, D.I.G. Conference, D.P.C. Nashville, TN

Selected Collections

Bill Barkley, Nashville, TN
Janice and Manuel Zeitlin, Nashville, TN
Tom Wills, Nashville, TN
Mark Tucker, Nashville, TN
Barry Holt, Nashville, TN
Will Hendricks, Nashville, TN
Lanie Gannon and Rob Ogilvie, Nashville, TN
Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN