About Electro-Mech About the artist
About the Artist
Sounding Boards
Current Devices
Other Works
1955 - 2005
Born in Chicago, IL, 1955, Andy Schuessler received his BA and BFA from the University of Minnesota. Moving to Los Angeles, CA in 1979 Schuessler attended graduate school at the University of Southern California where he received an MFA. Based in the Los Angeles area, he continued his ongoing exploration of objects and mechanisms until his death on August 8th, 2005.

Schuessler's work has a certain nostalgia for the pre-electronic age when function was obvious and repair by a layman possible. Human invention both frees and fetters us. According to Schuessler, objects and machines reflect nothing more sinister than ourselves.

Human Nature = Machine Nature

Selected exhibitions:

2005 Activating Space Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art
Jacksonville, FL
2005 Unplugged:Still Live
(solo exhibition)
455 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
2004 George Herms and Andy Schuessler Square Blue Gallery
Costa Mesa, CA
2003 Art That Works Angels Gate Cultural Center
San Pedro, CA
2003 Peter Frank Selects... Don O'Melveny Gallery
Los Angeles
2002 Open Show
(juror: Alma Ruiz)
Gallery 825/LAAA
Los Angeles
2002 Lost and Found

Museum of Neon Art
Los Angeles
2002 Tabulae Mechanicus
(solo exhibition)
Armory Center for the Arts, One Colorado
Pasadena CA
2002 Electro-Mech: Unplugged (solo exhibition) Window at the Landmark Center Long Beach CA
2001 Getting It All Together (curator: George Herms) Long Beach Arts
Long Beach, CA
2001 Art in Motion Festival East Village Arts
Long Beach, CA
2000 Sounding Boards
(solo exhibition)
Carnegie Art Museum
Oxnard CA
2000 The Found Object Exhibition
curator: George Herms)
Long Beach Arts
Long Beach, CA
1999 So Cal Regional (curator: Noel Korten) Long Beach Arts
Long Beach, CA
1998 Current Devices
(solo exhibition)
Carnegie Art Museum
Oxnard CA
1998 Humanchine Museum of Neon Art
Los Angeles
1998 Motive Recital
(solo exhibition)
24th Street Theater
Los Angeles

Full resume available on request.


Carnegie Art Museum,
Oxnard, CA

Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art,
Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Mark Schwartz,
Ojai, CA

Guy Paul
New York, NY