Studio Visit - Tappan Artist Exchange | Andrew Steiger and Martinet + Texereau
Tappan Artist Exchange | Andrew Steiger and Martinet + Texereau
Tappan strongly believes in supporting the next generation of emerging artists to grow their careers. Our philosophy is to connect artists with unique opportunities, including residency programs which encourage artists to evolve their practice.
To build upon this foundation we created our Tappan Artist Exchange program, whereby artists from across the globe swapped homes and studios. Los Angeles based Andrew Steiger and Paris based duo Martinet + Texereau were the first, trading places from October to December 2017.
Connect artists with unique opportunities, including residency programs which encourage artists to evolve their practice.
We also teamed up with noted photographer and videographer, Yudo Kurita, to chronicle their journeys. Read on to learn more about their experiences away from home and the resulting artworks.
Paris based Martinet + Texereau launched wholeheartedly into their Tappan Artist Exchange experience, voraciously devouring the plethora of inspiration they found themselves immersed in.
Los Angeles based Andrew Steiger journeyed to Paris in search of new experiences and perspective. What he discovered was a strong emotional connection with classic masterpieces and the lasting effect that the city would have on his own practice.
Andrew Steiger was raised in the Pacific Northwest and is currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He started drawing trees and Native Americans on kitchen cabinets in his parents home when he was 3 and has been drawing on walls ever since. Growing up in a suburban development in Washington State, he observed first hand the tensions and mysterious abundance that surrounded neighboring Indian Reservations and National Parks. Andrew creates cultural landscapes through a combination of figurative illustrations and paintings mixed with outbursts of scribbles, scars, markings and washes of color - often drawing from emotional reactions to personal experience. Themes often include indigenous cultures, wildlife, gang culture, colonialism and the study of human beings and their relationship to the natural world.
2007 - 2009 Apparel Manufacturing - FIDM, Los Angeles
2016, “Wild British Columbia” for Active Junky (featured artist) Denver, Colorado 2016, “Totems” Artist’s studio (solo show) Los Angeles 2016, Victory Journal (featured artist) Brooklyn, New York 2015, Untitled Project Space “Jungle” (group show) Los Angeles 2016, MoNA (Museum of Northwest Art) “3 Rivers” (group show) Anacortes, Washington 2014, S.S. Gallery “Unknown” (solo show) Los Angeles 2014, R&R Gallery “Space” (group show) Los Angeles 2014, Motherlode LA (group show) Los Angeles 2014, The Green Boutique “Save the Arctic” Miami Art Basel 2013, SS Gallery “Defiance” (group show) Los Angeles 2013, SS Gallery “Ego” (group show) Los Angeles 2013, Photogenics Mag - Art Issue (featured drawing) Los Angeles 2013, LA Canvas Magazine, (featured artist) “Ones to watch” Los Angeles
2014, Self directed residency, Quileute Indian Reservation - La Push, Washington 2014, Self directed residency, Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior Protest ship - San Francisco
Q. What is your favorite quote?
A. "Give a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish - he'll eat for a lifetime."