Andy Moses was born in Los Angeles in 1962 and was raised exposed to the abstract paintings of his father Ed Moses. Following this, he attended the California Institute of Arts from 1979 to 1981. At CalArts he experimented with performance, film and painting. His exploration was influenced by the teachings of the conceptual artists Michael Asher, John Baldessari, and Barbara Kruger. In 1981 he moved to New York and worked under artist Pat Steir. Later that year, in his Chinatown studio, he developed an approach to process painting that was simultaneously abstract and representational. His work is based upon the relation between an image-idea-process and detailed research about praxis through the physical and chemical reactions of the materials and its fluidity.  Moses exhibited in his first group exhibition at Artists Space in 1986 entitled selections. His first solo exhibition in New York at Annina Nosei Gallery opened the following year in 1987. Moses has continued to exhibit his work in New York, Los Angeles, and across the world over the past thirty years. After moving back to Los Angeles in 2000 he refined and expanded the vocabulary of his imagery with reference to a palette of colours unique to the southern California landscape, painting processes, and interrelationships to the technical and natural world.

Museum and Institutional Exhibitions

2017    Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, “California Dreamin”, Malibu, C

30-Year Survey – Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery Santa Monica College, CA

2016    Mana Contemporary, “Made in California”, Jersey City, NJ

Ramapo College Art Gallery, Mahwah, NJ

2015    Mana Contemporary, “Made in California”, Miami, FL

2014    Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, “Environmental Impact”, Malibu, CA

Laguna Art Museum, “Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Laguna Beach, CA

2012    Museum of Art & History, “Inaugural Exhibition”, Lancaster, CA

2011    Villa Di Donato, “Immaterial Spaces”, Naples, Italy

2010    Contemporary Arts Center, “Elements of Nature”, New Orleans, LA

2009    Laguna Art Museum, “Collecting California”, Laguna Beach, CA

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, “Elements of Nature”, Malibu, CA

2008    Laguna Art Museum, “Recent Acquisitions”, Laguna Beach, CA

American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA

2007    Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, “Made In California”, Malibu, CA

2006    Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, “LA Art Scene”, Los Angeles, CA

2005    Riverside Art Museum, “Flow”, Riverside, CA

2003    Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

1988    Newport Harbor Art Museum, “Skeptical Beliefs”, Newport Beach, CA

1987    Fondazione Michetti, Franca Villa Al Mare, Italy


2018    Artist of the year award, Art Palm Springs

1987    Premio Michetti, Fondazione Michetti, Italy


-Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

-Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

-The Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

-Fredrick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

-Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla al Mare CH, Italy

-Frank Gehry Family Collection, Los Angeles, CA

-Dan and Margret Loeb Family Collection, New York, NY

-Larry Bell Private Collection, Taos, NM

-John Baldessari Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA

-Richard Weisman, Beverly Hills, CA

Biography & Works


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