UMASS Dartmouth Faculty Andrew Nixon

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Andrew Nixon studied sculpture at Boston University's School of Visual Arts (B.F.A.) and at the Indiana University Hope School of Fine Arts (M.F.A.).  He teaches undergraduate studio courses and graduate painting. He has also taught 20th Century modernism at Boston University and has co-taught an art and philosophy course here at UMD. Outside of the United States, he has taught painting and drawing at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, in Brittany, and has conducted drawing workshops in Scotland.

His figurative paintings and landscapes have been extensively exhibited throughout the United States as well as in France and Scotland.   Recent shows include a one-person retrospective at the Newport Art Museum (“I Am Here and You are Not”) and a painterly investigation of the 19th century motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge, “The Attitudes of Animals in Motion,” funded through a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. 

Mr. Nixon’s is in the collection of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Newport Art Museum, the Stewartry Museum in Scotland, and the corporate collections of Nordstrom and Fidelity Investments. Recently his painting was featured in the Chinese magazine Art World, in an issue dedicated to the horse in contemporary art.  His work can be found on and is also catalogued in works in British public collections, by the Public Catalogue Foundation of the United Kingdom.