Andrew Carnie is an artist and academic. His artistic practice often involves a meaningful interaction with scientists in different fields as an early stage in the development of his work regarding themes and ideas. Incorporated ideas are frequently based around neurology and the brain looking at how the sense of self is constructed through contemporary scientific imagery and discovery. He tries to find innovative ways to portrait the information he is exposed to in exploring the scientific lab. He is interested in how scientists are creative and how this might reflect on developing artistic practice in new ways.
The work is often time-based in nature, involving slide projection, using dissolve systems or video projection onto complex screen configurations. In a darkened space layered images appear and disappear on suspended screens, the developing display absorbing the viewer into an expanded sense of space and time through the slowly unfolding narratives that evolve before and around them.
His work has been exhibited at the Science Museum, London, the Natural History Museum, Rotterdam, the Design Museum, Zurich, Exit Art, in New York, the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, the Great North Museum, Newcastle, the Pera Museum, Istanbul, the Dresden Hygiene Museum, Dresden, the Morevska Gallery, Brno, and Daejeon Museum of Art, South Korea amongst others. He regularly exhibits and is represented by GV Art Gallery London.