CV / BIOGRAPHY

2nd July - 29th July 2016
"private:PUBLIC"
Group show in the 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield curated by Curate Sheffield. --click here for more information--

31st March - 11th April 2016
"Uncertain Spaces" at APG Works
Solo show in APG Works, Sheffield - details after this link www.uncertainspaces.blogspot.co.uk

18th June - 4th August 2015
"Still City"
Group show in the Blue Moon Cafe in conjunction with Cupola Gallery - details after this link www.still-city-sheffield.blogspot.co.uk

19th April - 10th May 2015
"Overlooked" Inaugural show in the Scottish Queen Gallery in Parkhill, Sheffield. An exhibition of contemporary urban city themed painting by 5 Sheffield artists. Sean Williams, Mandy Payne, Conor Rogers, Jane Walker, and Andy Cropper. Details after this link - www.overlooked-sheffield.blogspot.co.uk

February 14th - April 12th, 2015
The Harley Open Exhibition
The Harley Gallery
Welbeck, Worksop
Nottinghamshire
S80 3LW

January 2015
"Stillness" at Bloc Projects Sheffield. 9th - 28th January 2015. An exhibition of new work by a group of artists associated with Bloc studios. Sean Williams, Rita Kaisen, Richard Stott, Helen Stokes, Janie Moore, Iris Harris, and Andy Cropper.

November 2014
Andy is part of the Showcase Spectacular at the Leeds Corn Exchange, Leeds UK

February 2014
Andy is part of the 20x20 Exhibition at 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield UK

Sept to Nov 2013
Andy is part of the 20x20 Exhibition at Access Space, Sheffield UK

Nov 2012 to Jan 2013
Andy is part of the 'Revelation' show at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield UK.

September 2012
Andy is taken on and represented by the Porter Brook Gallery in Sheffield.

2nd - 27th September 2011
Andy is part of the 'Hydro Power' show at the Clock Tower Gallery Sheffield.

21st April - 3rd July 2011
Andy is part of the New Mills Art group show - "Wash Dark Colors Separately".

3rd - 30th June 2011
Andy is part of the group show - 'Here Comes the Reverie' at the Coterie Gallery, Sheffield.

August 2010
Andy's painting of Mary Queen of Scots is presented to The Sheffield Manor Lodge and received by the Lord Mayor.
--To see images of the Mary painting click here--

December 2010
Andy is asked to be a visiting artist at Hallam University.

13th November - 31st December 2009
"The Moor: Present Memory" is now on display in the Moor Sheffield Artist Showcase until the 31st of December - extended through to end of February.
--For more details about the window showcase "THE MOOR : PRESENT MEMORY" click here--

7th May 2009
The Painting of Liberal Councillor Paul Scriven completed and presented to Sheffield Town Hall.

--To see images of the Paul Scriven painting click here--

15th April - 22nd May 2009
3 paintings accepted into the "South Yorkshire Open Art Show"
The Cooper Gallery
Church Street
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 2AH

October 2008 - January 2010 Andy begins to display his work and painting in public in the Sheffield's Winter Gardens every Thursday and Friday.

October 2008
Andy establishes himself as a professional painter.

4th July - 9 August 2008
Andy enters some miniature versions of his "box paintings" into the "Miniatures" show at the
Cupola Gallery
Middlewood Rd
Sheffield
S6 1TD
http://www.cupolagallery.com/

25th February 2008
Andy and his partner Nigel have their Civil partnership ceremony.

December 2007
Andy completes his first life size portrait, of his partner "Nigel", a hugely succesful piece.

2007 Andy leaves Bloc.

2003 Andy has his first solo show in Bloc Space . The show is called "New Paintings"

2002 Andy is part of the show "2002" in Bloc space.

March 2000 Andy is part of the show "Vim & Vigour" in S1 Studios, Sheffield.

2000 Andy becomes a member of Bloc Art Studios. Andy also begins working in the Sheffield branch of the bookstore Waterstones.

June 1999 Andy has his first show in Sheffield. He shows a collection of work in conjunction with the play "Angels in America" in Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.

Summer 1998 Andy has his first show in Manto's cafe/bar, Canal St, Manchester. The show is called "Dark Horses and Mystery Men - Experiments in Implied Form"

Summer 1995 Andy stayed in San Francisco.
This trip hugely affects Andy's views and beliefs lasting for the rest of his life. Andy meets his partner Nigel.

1993 - 1995 Andy studied BA Fine Art Painting.
Andy did not finish the degree.

1991 - 1993 Andy studied on an Art Foundation in Blackpool

1990 - 1991 studied Bsc Mathematics at UCNW Bangor North Wales
Andy did not finish the degree.

1973 Andy and his parents moved to Blackpool

Andy is born on the 17th June 1971 in Bristol, UK