Andy Buck is an American sculptor and furniture designer who lives and works in upstate New York. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA 1993) and Virginia Commonwealth University (BA 1987), his work brings together traditional craftsmanship, investigations in form, and richly painted surfaces.
An active maker for more than 25 years, Buck has presented his work in over 100 exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. Represented by Pritam & Eames North and Gallery NAGA, his works of furniture and sculpture have been published in numerous books and magazines. Andy has been invited to speak at many venues including the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, Hui No’ Eau Visual Arts Center, Maui, HI, Australian National University, Minneapolis College of Art, Maine College of Art, Herron School of Art, California College of the Arts, Oregon College of Art & Craft, University of the Arts, University of Wisconsin and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Andy has also taught at some of the top workshop programs in the United States including Anderson Ranch, Haystack Mountain School, Penland School, and Peter’s Valley. He is currently a Full Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he has been teaching woodworking and furniture Design for the past nineteen years.
Don Thomas of John Elder Gallery says “Andy Buck is one of the brightest stars representing the third generation of contemporary art furniture makers. As a younger maker, and building on the shoulders of the previous generations, Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, George Nakashima,
and later Wendell Castle, Garry Knox Bennett, and Alphonse Mattia, Buck continues to open new territory in his exploration of sculptural form in furniture. While each piece is created using traditional furniture techniques and joinery, and made to be used, they are also formal, playful, pure, uninhibited delights to the senses.”
Come and meet Andy Buck at Wood Dust 2018
Enrol in Andy’s three-day Masterclass
Hear him speak at the Wood Dust Yarns at the Q lecture series
Learn more about Andy and his work at www.andybuck.com