Andy Klunder studied painting at Winchester School of Art and stage design & sculpture at the Slade School, London. After graduating his work developed in terms of sculpture, encompassing video, photography and drawing, with occasional forays into design for dance.
Enduring themes throughout his practice have been those of the ephemeral and the transient, chance and the accidental within the context of an ordered whole, and the construction of meaning in terms of the Open Work.
Until 2014 he was Head of Fine Art at the University of Plymouth. Since leaving teaching he has concentrated solely on establishing an active studio practice which re-engages with painting as the primary means of image-making.
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."
T.S Eliot, Four Quartets, Little Gidding
Projects & Exhibitions
2019 RWA Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2019 Green Hill Arts Open, Green Hill Arts Moretonhampstead
2012 Specular, Karst Plymouth (curated with Karen Roulstone)
Specular brings together the recent work of a diverse group of international artists who explore and challenge our understanding of the visual and phenomenal world. The exhibition’s title, Specular, is an ambiguous term simultaneously suggesting the power of enhanced vision, far-reaching observation, reflection and insight, and the very opposite of those faculties, a lack of clarity, obscurity and deflection; a world of illusion and shadows, tricks of the light.
Artists: Jo Bannon / Samuel Cook / Peter Davis / Sarah King / Charlotte Knox –Williams / Hester Reeve / Gabrielle Llewellin / Peter Matthews / Barbara Nicholls / Minou Norouzi / Monica Valcarcel Saez / Wiebke Maria Wachmann
2012 Specular Satellite, Scott Gallery Plymouth University (with Karen Roulstone)
2012 Revisions and Propositions, in the former Exeter College of Art & Design (with Sarah Bennet and Volkhardt Muller)
2012 Somewhere Other Than Here...Bookwork with introductory text by Karen Roulstone
2011 Disruptive Stillness, JP Slusser Gallery University of Michigan
2010 Correspondences, Centrespace Gallery Bristol
2010 The Purposes of Drawing, University of Plymouth
2009 Trace and Transience ,Triangle Art Space Chelsea School of Art
Trace and Transience is a reciprocal research collaboration between University of the Arts, London and the University of Plymouth. Artists: Caroline Burke, Christopher Cook, Susan Derges, Andy Klunder, Heidi Morstang, Liz Nicol, Kayla Parker, Jem Southam, Steve Thorpe, Stephen Vaughan.
2008 New Work from Iceland, Clifford Fishwick Gallery Exeter (solo)
2007 Trace & Transience, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World
2001 Which Art in Heaven, Sited work at St Nicolas Priory Exeter (solo)
2000 The Lord’s Prayer in ’Traces’, Sited work at St Michael's Church Honiton
(with Sarah Bennett & Gill Mellings)
1997 Sculpture, City Museum & Art Gallery Plymouth (solo)
1995 New Sculpture, Loyola Gallery New Orleans (solo)
Work arising from a Fulbright Exchange with Loyola University N.O.
1994 Terra Incognita, Holloway Art Space London (with Tamiko O’Brien)
1993 New Sculpture, London College of Furniture (solo)
1993 Terra Incognita, Spacex Gallery Exeter (solo)
1992 Life & Letters, Phoenix Art Centre Exeter (solo)