Born 1949, Georgetown, Guyana
Lives and works in Kingston, New York
Andrew Lyght’s works combine drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation art. Through matching industrial elements with vibrant colors and smooth geometric shapes, Lyght transforms hard-edge, functional construction objects into artworks that are graceful and lyrical.
Lyght has received awards from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation in 2010 and the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation in 2004. He was an Artist-in-Residence at MoMA P.S. 1 during 1978-1980. His work was included in the 2010 Global Africa Project at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Andrew Lyght had a retrospective in 2016 at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Other museum installations include Andrew Lyght: 3-D Paintings at the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, New York in 1985 and Painting Structure at the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts in 1983.
Lyght's work is included in prestigious collections including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Jewish Museum, New York; the World Bank Art Program, Washington, D.C.; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Artist Talk - Andrew Lyght "Full Circle" exhibition
at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art