Andrew Carnie works across art and science, at times working closely with scientists in a range of fields, developing and presenting time based installations and video works many considering the human mind body relationship. Painting, sculpture, photography and print are also part of his practice. He trained as a painter at Goldsmiths, London University and in the painting school of the Royal College of Art and currently teaches at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, solo shows include; Under Canvas, Giray Gallery, London (1998); Disperse, Amnesty International Headquarters, London (2002), Embark, Millais Gallery, Southampton (2002), Complex Brian, British Association of Science Festival, Exeter (2004); Slices and Snapshots, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston (2004); Dendritic Form, GV Art Gallery, London (2010) and A Change of Heart, Discovery Centre, Winchester (2013).
Major group exhibitions include Coming of Age: The Art and Science of Aging, Great North Museum, Newcastle (2011); Images of the Mind, The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic (2012) and Museum of Hygiene, Dresden, Germany (2011); Brainwave: Common Sense, Exit Art, New York, USA (2008); Hygiene – the art of public health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2002); Head On, Science Museum (2002); Brains: Mind as Matter, Wellcome Trust, London (2012); Fundamentally Human, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2011) and The Brian Project, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea (2014).
Andrew was the Picker Fellow at Kingston University in 2003. His work is included the survey of art being made at the cutting edge of science, in Art + Science Now by Stephen Wilson (ISBN: 978-0500238684 Thames & Hudson, 2010)
Carnie is currently developing work for the GOLA project (Gift of Life Anonymity) following on from Hybrid Bodies: An Artistic Investigation into the Experience of Heart Transplantation, (PHI Centre Montreal, Canada, 2014) a continuing major art/medicine research and presentation collaboration with Alexa Wright (UK) and Ingrid Bachman (Canada) along with medical research teams from Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto Health Network. He is also continuing to work on the Optogenetics project, Illuminating the Mind for Global Eye Arts and he undertook a residency at Cultivamos Cultura, São Luís, Portugal in 2016.