A composition of broken ceramic pieces assembled into an abstract sculpture, with tones of green, black, brown, white
Andrew Near is an alumnus of Grand Valley and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a dual emphasis in Ceramics and Jewelry/Metalsmithing in 2003. He was a Barbara H. Padnos International Scholar at the Gerrit Rietveld Académie in the Netherlands. Near has attended museum workshops at the Campbell Center for Historical Preservation Studies and has a penchant for display mount fabrication. He is a professional artist, represented by the Lafontsee Gallery in Grand Rapids. He received his Master of Arts degree in Historical Administration from the Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, in 2011.