Currently Professor of Fine Art/Painting at the Cardiff School of Art & Design; Chair of CFAR (Centre for Fine Art Research) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art and of the Higher Education Academy. Andre’s reputation was founded on his career as an interdisciplinary artist; in 2008 he was awarded the Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council Wales to develop his painting practice and has since changed his output to painting.
His recent works are inspired by architectural blue plans, specifically the structural and emotive qualities of the post-war brutalist housing estate where he grew up in Northern Ireland. Andre’s work has been included in exhibitions at PS1, New York 2000, Venice Biennale (2005), the Baltic Contemporary Art Centre, England (2005), Bangkok Art + Culture Centre (2008), Galerie Lehtinen, Berlin (2011), John Moores (2012), and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. André is represented by the Alice Black Gallery in London, his work is in private collections throughout the UK, US and Asia.