Andrew Suggs

Austin, TX

Andrew is an independent curator who has recently relocated to Austin, TX. He has formerly served as the executive director of Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) and most recently the founding executive director of East Tennessee Artscapes (Newport, TN). He grew up in Appalachian Tennessee and holds a BA from Harvard University in Visual & Environmental Studies, 2005. He worked for over ten years in non-profit arts administration in Philadelphia, including six years as the Executive Director of Vox Populi, an internationally recognized artist-centered exhibition space. 

Suggs has curated exhibitions including "Painting Bitten By a Man" (Philadelphia, 2012) featuring Jonathan VanDyke and Brian Kokoska; "Kick in the Eye" (Philadelphia, 2011) with Nicola Tyson, Graham Durward, Franklin Preston, Stephen Irwin, Paul Lee, Scott Treleaven, Alexandra Gorczynski, Matthew Savitsky, Marc Swanson, and Lovett/Codagnone; and "Drawing Down the Moon" (Philadelphia 2013), a group exhibition focused on artists who make use of ritual, prophesy, and mysticism. He has curated film screenings, edited and designed exhibiton catalogs, and contributed writings to several publications.

Suggs attended the National Leadership Institute for Visual Arts (National Alliance for Media Art and Culture) and completed the International Curatorial Intensive (Independent Curators International), both in 2011. He has been a visiting lecturer at Moore College of Art & Design (Philadelphia) and a teaching assistant in visual art at Harvard University (Boston). He has shown his work in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New York, and London, among other places.