Andy Woll is best known for his abstract paintings of Mount Wilson, a peak that is identifiable from all over Los Angeles, California where he lives. Recently, the artist has begun to paint works that evoke the figure of the horse, another subject important to Woll’s everyday life. Woll’s practice is devoted to repainting his previous compositions, allowing the artist to explore the formal aspects of his medium—simultaneously creating a unique style of bold brushstrokes through spare gestures while incorporating the influence of modernist artists and literary figures.
Andy Woll was born in Los Angeles, California in 1984. The artist holds a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles California.
Solo exhibitions of Woll’s work include: The First Turn of the Screw at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2021); Strange Animal at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York City (2020); Passage at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2018); and Western Wear at Denny Gallery in New York City (2018).
Group exhibitions that have shown Woll’s work include: Pipe Dream, presented by Rachel Uffner Gallery and Night Gallery in New York City (2016); Sticks and Stones at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2016); Pairs at Monte Vista Projects in Los Angeles, California (2016); and Dave Muller’s Three Day Weekend at Blum and Poe in Los Angeles, California (2015).
In 2007, Woll was the recipient of the Saul and Sally Fifer Bernstein/Friends of Joe Mugnaini Award for works on paper.
Woll lives and works in Los Angeles, California.