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Andrew Kish III, 1980 | Conceptual /Symbolist /Master Watercolor painter





Andrew Kish III is an award winning master Watercolor painter who is constantly pushing the boundries of contemporary watercolor. Andrew holds a BFA from Kutztown University and resides in eastern Pennsylvania.
Born in 1980 in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, Andrew M. Kish III has emerged as one of the premier watercolor painters of his generation. Kish received his B.F.A. in painting from Kutztown University. His paintings explore social subjects ranging from politics to spirituality and dive deeply into the contemporary human experience. His unique ability to blend thought provoking concepts with powerful compositions is evolving the landscape of contemporary watercolor. Kish’s current work deals with the morality of social paradigms and challenges the viewer with rich provocative and metaphoric imagery.

















"Using metaphors and symbolism I create complex human narratives in an intimate setting. These narratives incorporate social and political commentaries that revolve around provocative contemporary issues. Each painting explores the intersection of social institutions with my personal life, and the constant quest to communicate. By using a contemporary approach to traditional watercolor painting, I am stretching the boundaries of aquarelles in the United States and abroad. The stark contrast, immersive detail, and delicate painting technique offer a new experience to a polarizing and traditionally conservative medium".

Kish’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Intl. Watercolor Biennial, in Zhujiajiao, China as well as the World Watercolor Exhibit, in Narbonne France. His work is represented in public and private collections worldwide including the Springfield Art Museum Springfield, MO, the Quanhua Art Museum Zhujiajiao, China, the Stach Collection in Slupsk, Poland, and the prestigious Tullman Collection in Chicago IL.
Kish’s work has been included in multiple publications including The Art of Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Magazine, and Professional Artist Magazine.
In October 2014 Kish’s work was one of only 23 finalists out of nearly 5000 entries selected for the World Watercolor Competition in Narbonne, France.
Andrew was recently awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao Intl. Watercolor Biennial and the A.J. Casson Medal at the Open Water Exhibit in Alberta, Canada as well as numerous other awards from national and international exhibitions.
He currently maintains a studio in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he resides with his wife and children.

Education
  • 2007 - BFA/Painting Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
  • 2014 - World Watercolor Finalist Narbonne France;
  • 2014 - Gibson Luckenbill RBC Wealth Management Award for Realism;
  • 2013 - Watercolor U.S.A Museum Purchase Award;
  • 2013 - CSPWC Aj Casson Medal;
  • 2012 - David M. Thayer Memorial Award;
  • 2012 - Watercolor Artist Magazine Award;
  • 2012 - Award of Excellence Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial;
  • 2012 - Atlanta Artist Center Award;
  • 2011 - PWCS Founders Award;
  • 2011 - Windsor and Newton Award;
  • 2010 - Elizabeth Shober Hooper Memorial Award;
  • 2010 - NEWS Excellence Award;
  • 2009 - PWS Award of Merit;
  • 2009 - LBIF 3rd Place Award;
  • 2009 - PWCS 2nd Place Award;
  • 2008 - St. Cuthberts Mill Award of Excellence in Watercolor;
  • 2006 - Newman Galleries Award of Excellence;
  • 2006 - YorkArts Best In Show.
Solo Exhibitions
  • 2012 - "Echo Chamber" Zephyr Gallery, Whitehall, Pa.
  • 2011 - "Selected Watercolors" Eagles Nest Gallery Nazareth, Pa.
Group Exhibitions
  • 2015 - (Upcoming) 4th Biennale de’laquarelle Centre d’art Sebastien, Saint Cyr sur Mer, France;
  • 2015 - (Upcoming) 38th Annual Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin;
  • 2015 - Mexico City Watercolor International Exhibit, Mexico City, Mexico;
  • 2014 - Eau en Couleurs Biennale International d’Aquarelle, Chateau de Bourgogne, Belgium;
  • 2014 - World Watercolor Exhibition, Narbonne, France;
  • 2014 - 35th Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Show, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;
  • 2014 - 37th Annual Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin;
  • 2014 - 16th Artists Annual, Binney and Smith Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem PA;
  • 2013 - Watercolor USA, Springfield Museum, Springfield, Missouri;
  • 2013 - CSPWC Open Water International Watercolor Exhibit, Calgary, Canada;
  • 2013 - 15th Artists Annual, Binney and Smith Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem PA;
  • 2012 - National Watercolor Society International Exhibit, San Pedro, California;
  • 2012 - Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial, Zhujiajiao, China;
  • 2012 - 34th Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Show, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;
  • 2012 - 35th Annual Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin;
  • 2012 - Georgia Watercolor Society;
  • 2011 - 14th Artists Annual, Binney and Smith Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem PA;
  • 2011 - 111th Annual Philadelphia Watercolor Society Exhibition;
  • 2011 - Philadelphia Watercolor Society Members Show;
  • 2011 - Red River Watercolor Society Int’l Show;
  • 2011 - Richeson 75: Portrait Show;
  • 2011 - North East Watercolor Society Int. Exhibition;
  • 2011 - Alabama Watercolor Society Int. Exhibition;
  • 2010 - 13th Artists Annual, Binney and Smith Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem PA;
  • 2010 - North East Watercolor Society Int. Exhibition;
  • 2010 - 31th Annual Pennsylvania Watercolor Society International Exhibition;
  • 2010 - Philadelphia Watercolor Society Members Show;
  • 2010 - Lehigh Art Alliance Spring Regional Show;
  • 2009 - Paper 10: Works on Paper, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA;
  • 2009 - Keystone National 2009 Exhibition;
  • 2009 - 30th Annual Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Int.Exhibition;
  • 2009 - Philadelphia Watercolor Society Members Show;
  • 2009 - LBIF National Juried Competition Works on Paper Exhibition;
  • 2008 - 11th Artists Annual, Binney & Smith Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA;
  • 2008 - Lehigh Art Alliance Fall Juried Fall Show, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA;
  • 2007 - 28th Annual Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Int. Exhibition;
  • 2007 - 107th Annual Philadelphia Watercolor Society Exhibition;
  • 2007 - Emerging Visions Exhibition, York, PA.
Collections
  • Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO;
  • Quanhua Art Museum Zhujiajiao, China;
  • Tullman Collection, Chicago, IL;
  • Stach Collection, Slupsk, Poland.