Born in 1986 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and raised in Pennsylvania, Andrew Orloski currently lives and works in Fresno, California. The artist graduated with an MFA in Studio Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2022 and a BFA in Sculpture from Millersville University, Pennsylvania, in 2010. Orloski's recent exhibitions include: "Bounty Hunter" at Gallery Nosco in Brussels, Belgium (2023); “Memory Echoes” at Lorin Gallery in Los Angeles (2023); "Art Monte Carlo” Art Fair in Monaco (2022); "The Little Thing that Counts" at Marra/Nosco Gallery in Brussels, Belgium (2022); "Untitled" Art Fair in Miami Beach, Florida (2021 & 2022); "Artissima" Art Fair in Torino, Italy (2021); “Stargazers” at Peripheral Space in Los Angeles, California (2021); "Swab" Art Fair in Barcelona, Spain (2021); "Enter" Art Fair in Copenhagen, Denmark (2021); and "The Kinder Garden" in Marseille, France (2021). His work resides in many private collections worldwide and was recently acquired publicly by The Aalborg Art Center, Denmark, opening in 2023. His practice is represented in Europe by Gallery Nosco in Marseille, Brussels, and London.
My sculptural practice complicates consumer-based assumptions about the disposable nature of things through transformations and translations of contemporary objects into those of permanence. I’m deeply interested in the poetics discovered in-between the ephemeral and everlasting, made possible via the language of materials and the object's lineage throughout history. Industrial materials such as metals, glass, concrete, and gypsum are equally essential to my process because of their deep anthropological and historical roots.