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
Full resume available on request.
Carnegie Art Museum,
Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art,
Dr. Mark Schwartz,