ANDREW S. CONKLIN -                                                               "Girl at Shore"                                                                                          13" x 17"                                                                                             $1,600.    

Andrew S. Conklin is a figurative painter. He holds an MFA from the Academy of Art University, and studied painting at the National Academy of Design in New York City with Harvey Dinnerstein and Ronald Sherr, receiving additional instruction from portraitist Aaron Shikler and painter and illustrator David Levine.

Conklin's figurative paintings have been exhibited throughout the USA and have won him a number of major awards, including a Julius Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy Annual Exhibition, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and grants from both the E.D. and George Sugarman Foundations. He has shown work at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, The Terra Museum of American Art, and at Fairfield University. 

Recent awards include the 2016 Illinois representative in the online completion Figure50 National Showcase of Figurative Art.

Conklin has taught graduate students at the New York Academy of Art and undergraduates at Parsons School of Design in NYC, and in Chicago at Harrington College of Design, and currently, at Tribeca Flashpoint College.

The artist's work has been published in New American Paintings, Nos. 29 and 83, from Open Studios Press, and he has authored articles for American Artist Magazine and other periodicals. He is an artist member of the National Arts Club in New York.