Andy Wentz

Evanston, Illinois, 1985

Andy Wentz grew up outside of Chicago, IL, in a small suburb called Wilmette. Wentz explores the intersections of race and class identity through the act of making. Growing up in a multi-racial household within a lily-white community forced him to confront his own identity throughout his youth. Wentz uses various media to communicate his unique perspective on cultural identity with the intent of being in dialogue with a universal audience. From painting and video to digital collage and writing, he mines his own personal experiences to demonstrate how our identities are mediated through internal and external factors. Wentz has over 800 friends on Facebook.