Andrew Senior: Catalogues, Press & Reviews

You can find my works in the following slide registries: The Studio Gallery, Artists Space Irving Sandler Artists File, White columns, Westchester Arts Council, Saatchi Gallery (UK) The Perpetual Art Machine at Chelsea Museum.
"Public Inanity" and "Private Insanity" in catalog of Madrid Abierto 2004-2008 Edited by Jorge Diez (Cataclysmo, 2009) p. 513.
Quipu II is included in the Blind Art permanent collection catalogue (2008).
For my talk at dorkbot NYC:
"This guy was pretty incredible. Andrew Senior is his name and he does kind of art-science projects, science-art projects. He actually made an entire digital ecosystem that feeds off TV waves ... like they evolve. It blew my mind it's actually too amazing, too complex for me to talk about."
Producer Ian Chillag on National Public Radio's "The Bryant Park Project" 7th February 2008.
Audio clip about my talk The whole dorkbot segment

For the Blind Art Sense & Sensuality show:
There are more than 70 pieces and installations on show. One of my favourites is a work called Quipu by Andrew Senior which was also a prize winner.
Gary O'Donohue on BBC Radio 4's "In Touch" 3rd October 2006.
Audio clip

Other media coverage of the show included The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Artist, British Satellite news and BBC 7's Big Toe.

On my cardboard chair design.

Art and Design - Take a Seat

Finding suitable materials to make things can often be a problem in school but next time you receive some new computers or other resources, grab the boxes to make a chair out of cardboard, as shown here. It will support a person of up to 180lbs, although the way things are going with childhood obesity, that will soon be only the reception class.
"Critics' Choice", Education Guardian 24th January 2006

For the 2006 Westchester Biennial featuring "Shibboleth":

New Rochelle exhibit shows diverse talents

It looks easy. But it isn't.

Perhaps the most ambitious and compelling work in the show is the video installation "Shibboleth" (2004) by Andrew W. Senior, who has a studio in Hawthorne. His computer program uses "shibboleth" in its secondary meaning, that is, a word or phrase whose pronunciation varies from place to place.

By clicking onto various parts of a map, you can hear words like "water" and "bother" pronounced in a number of ways. You can also record your own Henry Higgins-like diction.

What's the point? Senior is interested in debunking the notion of a universal language, and thus, a universal culture. As the song goes, if I say "tomato" and you say "tomahto," we may also have to say, "Let's call the whole thing off."

But "Shibboleth" is also about the way we use pronunciation to categorize people. Apparently, during World War II, the Allies could tell whether someone was Chinese or a Japanese agent pretending to be Chinese by his pronunciation of the word "lollapalooza."

You have to marvel at the mind that can divine such subterfuge or use it in a computer program. The pleasure of this biennial is that it also lets you savor the mind that can appreciate such achievement.

Georgette Gouveia in The Journal News 11th June 2006

For my piece "Bough Cairn" on display in The Studio's sculpture garden.

Andrew Senior is closely attuned to the natural world. Senior evokes, with piled stones, both nature's bounty of things and man's specific and ritual employment of them.
From The Studio Gallery's press release about their ongoing "Sculpture at the studio" garden exhibit. January 2006.

For my Original Elements installation:

...part of ''Winter Solstice IV,'' an annual holiday season talent roundup shared, this year, between the Studio: An Alternative Space for Contemporary Art in Armonk, and the Arts Exchange. The combined two-site package is a handsome, dizzyingly eclectic sampler of the work of just over 50 artists gathered from the Westchester area and beyond.


Nearby, in what was once the vault of a bank, are several of Andrew Senior's sculptural concoctions based on a mix of ideas about the landscape, money and entropy. None seem terribly exciting, to be honest, but I did like the way in which Mr. Senior, rather appropriately for a bank vault, employed United States currency as a material. There is also something sincerely romantic about his art and ideas, which helps to soften any negative reactions.

Benjamin Genocchio New York Times, January 1st 2006

moneycairn video still
This picture of Money cairn II accompanied the article.

For the "Digital boundaries" show (Columbia University, New York) where I showed "Shibboleths"

Senior's Shibboleth is based on the content created by multiple people to explore the cultural barriers enforced by accent pronunciation differences of culturally charged words. These works are closely related to research on acquiring, preserving, and authoring of multimedia.

Alejandro Jaimes and Pamela Jennings in Proceedngs of ACM Multimedia 2004, October 10-16, New York, NY, USA.

For the "Stay tuned show" where I showed both "Subway Lifecycle" and "Grendel Gongan"

There is something of an overload, both visual and aural, going on at The Studio, a room-size, nonprofit art space here. Five monitors each a different size carrry a different program of video pieces in a continuous loop. Most have soundtracks.


It sounds dizzying, but it is meant to be, because the current show is titled, "Stay Tunded: Hypnotic Videos by Contemporary Artists." In the intended mesmerising works, the "stay" in "stay tuned" becomes a command.

William Zimmer in The New York Times Arts & Entertainment, Sunday May 23 2004.

Grendel Gongan still image
This picture of Grendel Gongan accompanied the article.

For the "Outside/In" show I curated in White Plains:

Viewers may very well be reminded of Goldsworthy when they take in the work of another Andrew - an artist named Andrew Senior - in the Westchester Arts Council's "Outside/In." show, at the council's Arts Exchange building in White Plains through May 28. Like Goldsworthy, Senior makes cairns out of fitted stones, placing them in outdoor settings and photographing them in the various moods of the passing day. Like Goldsworthy, he is concerned with the passage of time and the effects that time and place have on our perspectives.

Georgette Gouveia in The Journal News 24th April 2004

See also a list of shows and a list of my art-related publications.