Andrew Smaldone completed an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 2005, and a BA with honors from The George Washington University, Washington D.C. in 2001, where he was awarded the four-year Presidential Arts Scholarship. In 2005, he co-founded ArtSEEN Journal and was the magazine’s Senior Editor until 2008, whereupon he began writing for various international contemporary art publications such as: London based Art Review and New York centered INPUT Journal. In 2011 he co-founded the contemporary art magazine Fisk Frisk where he is the Editor-at-Large. In addition, he is also a team member of the art platform number_5 (an architecture and art company based in Zurich).
Smaldone has shown his art widely in the US, Europe, and the UK. In his paintings and drawings architectural elements (interiors of rooms or depictions of buildings in space) are used as a framework in which to explore the passing of time, while tonal variation strongly evokes processes of remembering. The importance of living with and creating space, the physical and the creative, the abstract and the representational, is fundamental as it allows the artist the freedom to work in the space in between, where a single-minded approach to the creative process becomes superceded by the need to consider existence from a variety of perspectives.
Smaldone has been teaching painting, drawing, and contemporary art history at SRISA since 2007 and was appointed Accademic Dean in 2012. Courses taught at SRISA: