Born in Hong Kong and raised there, Texas and rural England Andrew Printer is a British artist who has been living and working in southern California since 1991. Now based in Indianapolis he most recently lived and worked in Key West where he established Key West Contemporary Art.

Printer's videos have been screened widely at festivals in Europe, the US and on public television. His photographs have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, they are included in several private collections and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Library of the University of Indiana, Bloomington. He is also the recipient of several grants and scholarships.

Printer obtained his M.F.A. at the University of California, Irvine. He has worked as an adjunct in photography and studio art at the Art Institute of California, San Diego and at the University of California, San Diego. 



2007-2010    University of California Irvine - Studio Art, Master of Fine Art

1987-1991       University of Stirling, Scotland-  Film & Media Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)



2016    The Studios of Key West [Key West, USA] Changing Rooms (Key West) with students of Key West High School Gay Straight Alliance

2015    Lemonade Stand Gallery [Key West, USA]

2014    Space4Art [San Diego, USA], At the End of the Day

2012    San Diego Museum of Art [San Diego, USA] The Quilt Conversation

2009   Agitprop [San Diego, USA] Second Thoughts From Normal Heights

2007   Street Level Photoworks [Glasgow, SCT] Beyond the Surface

2006   Highways Performance Space & Gallery [Los Angeles, USA] Tomorrowland

            4 Design Gallery [San Diego, USA] Changing Rooms



2018   LA Art Show  [Los Angeles, USA] Round Hole Square Peg 3

2016   Lemonade Stand Gallery [Key West, USA] Small Works Juried Show

2014   Lemonade Stand Gallery [Key West, USA] Small Works Juried Show

2013   Carnitas Gallery [Los Angeles, USA] LAisBurning

          The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library [La Jolla, USA] (Honorary Mention)

2012   The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library [La Jolla, USA] Juried Exhibition

           There Goes the Neighborhood [San Diego, USA]

           Space4Art [San Diego, USA] Oroborous, Session I of EXPLOSIVE TIME

           Magnet [San Francisco, USA] Younger Than Jesus / Older Than AIDS

2011    Subtext [San Diego/USA] Naked (third prize)

          Art San Diego/Contemporary Art Fair, Art Lab/Agitprop [San Diego, USA] Artist in Context II

          The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library [La Jolla, USA] 20th Annual Juried Exhibition

2010   Mastodon Mesa [Los Angeles, USA] Private Investigation

           Cal State Long Beach [Long Beach, USA] GLAMFA 2010

           Next Wall Gallery [Houston, USA] Gift of Gift of, 2010

           Kunsthalle LA Gallery [Los Angeles, USA] Perform! Now! 2

           LAX ART [Los Angeles, USA] Nine Stories

           Leslie Lohman [New York, USA] Second Great LGBT Photo Show

           SOMArts Gallery, [San Francisco, USA] Chronotopia

           UC Irvine, Room Gallery [Irvine, USA] MFA Exhibition

           Darin Klein & Friends/Amy Adler Studio [Los Angeles, USA], Queer Pile-up!

            Laguna Beach Art Museum [Laguna Beach, USA]  OsScene 2010

2009   Tight Space [Santa Ana, USA] Welcome To The Neighborhood

            UC Irvine, University Art Gallery [Irvine, USA] Betamax

            Cal State Long Beach [Long Beach, USA] GLAMFA 2009

            The Harwood Art Center [Albuquerque, USA] Crossing 2009

2nd City Council Art Gallery & Performance Space [Long Beach, USA]

75th Crocker-Kingsley: Northern California Biennial [Sacramento, USA]

2007    Advocate & Gochis Galleries [Los Angeles, USA] Androgyny

 Peninsula Museum of Art [San Francisco, USA]  Evidence of Things Unseen

2006    Dom Fotografie [Slovakia]

             estudiotres [Chicago, USA] Beyond the Surface

             Limbo Gallery [San Diego, USA] Beyond the Surface

 San Diego Art Institute [San Diego, USA] Southern California Regional Exhibition

2005    San Diego Art Institute [San Diego, USA] Juried Exhibition

2004    San Diego Art Institute [San Diego, USA] Juror’s Choice              

 San Diego Art Institute [San Diego, USA] 47th Annual International Juried Exhibition



1993   KPBS [San Diego, USA]

           17th Annual Atlanta Film & Video Festival [Atlanta, USA]

           AIDS Film Festival [Amsterdam, NLD]

           West Hollywood Public Access, Channel 36 [Los Angeles, USA]

           San Diego Media Access Coalition [San Diego, USA]

1992    The Flame [San Diego, USA]

           Joyce Beers Community Center [San Diego, USA]

           Scottish National Film Theatre [Glasgow, SCT]

           Washington Film & Video Festival [Washington DC, USA]

           Pittsburgh Film & Video Festival [Pittsburgh, USA]

1991    Edinburgh Fringe Festival, [Edinburgh, UK]

           Amsterdam Film & Video Festival [Amsterdam, NLD]

           GLMC Film & Video Festival [Los Angeles, USA]

           Peril & Pleasure Festival [London, UK]

1990    Lookout Film & Video Festival [New York, USA]



2011     San Diego Art Institute The Fab & Furious Queer Circus of Dastardly Delights

2009   UC Irvine Visiting Artist Lecture Series,Pushing the Lens:

           Conceptual Practices in Photography

2006   Limbo Gallery [San Diego, USA] Beyond the Surface



2011   University of Indiana, Bloomington

2010  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston



2017   Mascular Magazine, Issue No. 20

2015   Mascular Magazine, Issue No. 13

2015   Headmaster, Art Magazine No. 7

2014   San Diego Writer's Ink's 2014 anthology, A Year in Ink, Vol. 7 

2013   Circle Circle Dot Dot [San Diego, USA] MORP/A Haunting in San Diego

2012   21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves [Los Angeles, USA], ‘Zine V

 , Artist Spotlight

           San Diego Writer’s Ink [San Diego, USA], Reading/Book launch

           The Frozen Moment: Contemporary Writers on the Choices that Change Our Lives

2011    Double Break [San Diego, USA], Reading and ‘Zine/Book launch

           San Diego Writer’s Ink [San Diego, USA] Tom Spanbauer & Friends

           So Say We All, [San Diego, USA] VAMP

           Arts Columnist LGBT Weekly

           21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves [Los Angeles, USA], ‘Zine III

2010   21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves, [Los Angeles, USA] ‘Zine I

           So Say We All, [San Diego, CA] VAMP

           Laguna Beach Art Museum [Laguna Beach, USA]  Artist Lecture

2009  Cal State Long Beach [Long Beach, USA]  Panelist - GLAMFA Fine Arts Panel Discussion

           Sea and Space [Los Angeles, USA] Panelist - Artists and Writers Panel

           UCI Women’s Studies/Modern Pleasures/Art, Activism, and Technology [Irvine, USA]

           Visiting Lecturer

            San Diego CityBeat Newspaper [San Diego, USA] Stop Settling Down by Seth Combs

Gay & Lesbian Times (issue1128) [San Diego, USA] Questioning Homonormatiivity by Rick Braatz.

            GLAMFA [Long Beach, USA] Catalogue

            Crossing, look both ways [Albuquerque, USA] Catalogue

2007    Fototip Magazine [Prague, CZE] Profile Article

Gay & Lesbian Times [San Diego, USA] Monogamy or Monotony? by Andrew Printer

 2006   Buzz Magazine [Palm Springs, USA] Touch Me, the Photography of Andrew Printer by Scott  Brassart

 San Diego CityBeat Newspaper [San Diego, USA] Shifting Identity: Exploring Gay Culture’s Past

 and Present by Vi White

 Gay & Lesbian Times [San Diego, USA] Surface: Reclaiming the Gay Male Identity from our

 image obsessed culture by Rob Williams

 2005 – 2009 Gay & Lesbian Times[San Diego, USA] - Freelance Contributor of Monthly Photo

Column - Portrait of a Community

1992     The San Diego Review [San Diego, USA]

1991      Our World News [San Diego, USA] Television Arts Anchor

1990     Outweek, No 68, Lookout Baby, Here I Come, by Martha Gever



2016   Florida Keys Council of the Arts

           Anne McKee Artists Fund grant recipient

2014  The Studios of Key West, Writes of Spring, Runner Up

2013   San Diego Press Club Award

2012   San Diego Press Club Award, First Place, Reviews: Arts & Entertainment

           San Diego Press Club Award, Second Place, Arts & Entertainment Reporting

2010   University of California Irvine, Exhibition Grant

2009   Associated Graduated Students, University of California, Irvine, Project Grant

            Medici Scholar, University of California Irvine, Project Grant

            University of California Irvine, Travel Grant

2008   University of California Irvine, Research Grant

            University of California Irvine, Exhibition Grant

2007    University of California Irvine, University Grant

2006    Dom Fotografie, Slovakia, Reviewers Choice - Portfolio Review

            Dom Fotografie Summer School, Slovakia, Scholarship

2004    Prague Summer Program, Czech Republic, Scholarship

1993    17th Annual Atlanta Film & Video Festival, Honorable Mention - Best AIDS Advocacy Video

1991     Scottish Film Council, Production Award



2013   Visiting Lecturer, University of California, San Diego

2012   Adjunct Faculty, the Art Institute of California, San Diego