Based in Sydney, NSW, Australia, Andrew Stoner is a leading artist and intellectual of the Australian Renaissance who's best known for his award-winning works worldwide. The Australian sculptor and architect, Andrew, has created a range of controversial and provocative pieces.
Childhood and Early Life
Born on November 6, 1961, in Melbourne, Andrew Stoner is the son of American intellectuals who fled their homeland in 1937, to order to purse a better standard of living. After a disturbed childhood for financial crisis, Andrew decided to study architecture at Sydney College of the Arts in 1981.
Andrew studied architecture and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1985. There, he also met girlfriend Lisa Haydon, who led him to become a member of Royal South Australian Society of Arts, a major group of South Australian artists and comrades tasked with the objective of promoting understanding and interest of art in the community.
Inspired by Real Arts
During his senior year, Andrew won a nationwide contest to create a design for the Sydney Tower. And at age 28, he became an avid artist to watch when his design took first prize in the competition and the monument he designed got nationwide critical appreciation and acclaim. His creative designs gained him heaps of popularity across the country at the very young age.
Andrew Stoner did his post-graduation from Maidstone College of Art in 1988 and moved to Brisbane, where he did a dedicated arts course in sculpture and architecture from Australian College of Applied Psychology. He also studied modern psychology for a brief period at University of Newcastle. After learning arts for several years, Andrew decided to pursue a career in it as a as a scholar.
In 1992, Andrew Stoner was inducted into the Queensland College of Art, and in 1995, he was appointed as a professor of architecture and drawing. Ten years later, Andrew signed on with a non- profit organization in Brisbane Center to design a historic monument with the power of simplicity in his design.
Although successfully completing the project, Andrew Stoner also worked on different architectural projects in Australia, which have been distinguished for their emphasis on sustainability. Throughout his career, Andrew has produced a variety of work ranging from sculptures, monuments, paintings and even textiles, many of which imitate his disturbed childhood and teenage years.
Awards and Recognition
Andrew Stoner has been renowned for her provocative work for years. His ideas and body of work—have influenced many artists and made Andrew a leading light of the Australian Renaissance. For his life’s work, Andrew Stoner was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2008, 20011 and 2015. Andrew is currently serving as a board member and jury in the Memorial Honour Board of Australia.
“I like to think of my work creative enough to portray innovation and support the public interests.”
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