Andrew Brandou/ Andrew Brandou

United States

Pop Surrealism, Illustration, Fine Art, Painting

Andrew Brandou
Andrew Brandou
United States

Andrew Brandou is an American contemporary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated from Otis Parsons school of Design, Los Angeles, with a BFA in 1990. Since that time Brandou has worked as a fine artist, illustrator, and in the animation industry as an art director and producer. Each of his series is based on pre-existing motifs, drawn from such diverse sources as Christmas cards or John James Audubon’s nature drawings. Each body of work also articulates a larger narrative, either allegorical or based on historical events. Within his pieces, Brandou features some recurring protagonists, including anthropomorphized rabbits representing the “everyman”.

His animation credits include The Simpsons, Rugrats, Spongebob Squarepants, and Invader Zim. He was art director for In the Realms of the Unreal, a feature documentary about outsider artist Henry Darger. He also produced animation for underground comic artists Richard Corben, Martin Emonds, and Robert Williams. His work can be seen in music videos for Tupac Shakur, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Bjork. As an illustrator, Andrew’s work has appeared in publications worldwide. Notably, he produced album artwork for the A&M records, Geffen records, and Warner Brothers. His illustration has appeared in The New Yorker magazine, Nickelodeon magazine, and Streetvirus.

Andrews fine art career has garnered the attention of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and New York Times. He has been featured in numerous periodicals including Juxtapoz magazine, IdN, Swindle and Hi-Fructose. Books featuring Andrew’s work include In the Land of Retinal Delights, Design Stars Boulevard of DPI, Beasts!, and The Three Apples Exhibition Catalog honoring the 35th anniversary of Hello Kitty.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015FourCorey Helford Gallery, Culver Citygroup
201540x400Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA group
20143rd Year Anniversary ShowFlower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA group
2013SHADESCorey Helford Gallery, Culver Citygroup
2012Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Copro Gallery - Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA group
2011PrimaveraSubtext Gallery & Design Bookstore, San Diego, CAgroup
2010Lead PoisoningLast Rites Gallery in NYCgroup
2010UnknownJonathan LeVine Gallery, NYCgroup
2010Lead PoisoningLast Rites Gallery, NYgroup
2010Manifest Equality Gallery OpeningManifest Equality Gallery, LAgroup
2009In the Garden of the MysticCorey Helford Gallery, Culver Citysolo
2009UnknownScope, Miamigroup
2009The Deceptive NarrativeArt Institute of Boston Gallery at University Hall, Cambridgegroup
2009An Aurora of Polar Bears: A Children's PrimerGallery Meltdown, LAgroup
2009In The Garden of The MysticCorey Helford Gallery, Culver Citygroup
2008Mind ManorsGalerie Milieu, Bern, Switzerlandsolo
2008UnknownMuseum of Art, Lagunagroup
2008Made in AmericaChoque Cultural Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil group
2008Brad Benedict's SIDESHOWWAL*ART Inc., LAgroup
2008Crimes On CanvasHardRock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV group
2008Brad Benedict's Sideshow: 20th Anniversary EditionKP Projects / MKG, LAgroup
2007As A Man ThinkethCorey Helford Gallery, Culver Citysolo
2007The Influence of Animation In Contemporary ArtMesa Contemporary, Mesagroup
2006Everyone’s Happier Now That You’re GoneJonathan LeVine Gallery, NYCsolo
2006Me, Myself and IThe Shooting Gallery, San Franciscosolo
2006UnknownBridge Fair, Miamigroup
2005After AudubonLa Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angelessolo
2005Pop PluralismJonathan LeVine Gallery, NYCgroup
2004Ultra-Murder Death SquadTin Man Alley Gallery, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2002Wild KingdomGallery Bink, Portland, ORgroup