Conn Center Staff
Andrew C. Marsh
Ernst Hall Room 102A
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Andrew Marsh is the Assistant Director of the Conn Center, where he is responsible for daily operations, public relations and communications, and facilitating the growth of the Center. He is the Program Officer for the Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy.
He received his MFA in Studio Art & Design from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL in 2001 and holds a BFA in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky in Lexington (1995). At Kentucky (1989-1995), he helped establish the iron casting program in Sculpture, was studio assistant for sculptors Jack Gron and John Tuska, and received the T.J. Oexmann Award for Outstanding Art Studio Student. After graduation, Andrew became the Custom Metalwork Manager for the Land Cruiser Connection in Washington DC (1995-1998), producing high quality expedition-class equipment solutions for off-roading enthusiasts. In grad school at Southern Illinois (1998-2001), he fused the cast iron foundry process with sculptural steel fabrication techniques and performance art events; his elaborate Devil’s Night Ironworks is part of the Founder’s Collection at Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Indiana.
From 2001 to 2004, Andrew was an Artist in Residence at the award-winning City Museum in St. Louis, MO. He is credited with constructing over 50 interactive exhibits, monumental steel playground features, and specialty environments in this most unusual museum. Concurrently, he served as Adjunct Faculty in the Art Department of Webster University, where he taught foundry, steel fabrication, and ferrous performance art, and established his freelance writing service and artist studio, Lucky 7 Arts. In 2005, Andrew relocated to Louisville to serve as Research Grant Coordinator at the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center (2005-2009). He orchestrated writing and editing for over 350 manuscripts and grant proposals, curated survivor artworks, and tutored international researchers in English and technical writing. While at the Cancer Center, he was the recipient of the 2007 University of Louisville Presidents’ Professional Development Program Award. In 2010, he joined the Conn Center. To date, Andrew’s metal sculptures, photographs, paintings, videos, and performances have appeared in over 250 group and solo exhibitions and collections throughout the US and in the United Kingdom. He continues to innovate as an artist and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, KY.