"Owl", 2022, mixed media on panel, 36" x 48" x 5"
"A Hundred Good Ideas", 2022, mixed media on canvas, 30" x 30" x 2"
"Connected", 2021, mixed-media on wood panel (framed), 18” x 36” x 4”
"The Eternal Ephemeral", 2021, mixed media on panel, 24” x 24” x 2”
"Groovy Tube Day", 2021, mixed media on paper on wood panel, 11" x 14" x 4"
"Microtone Borderland", 2020, mixed media (acrylic, wood, electronics parts) on panel with wood frame, 20.5" x 7.5" x 2.5"
"Vibration Lands", 2017, mixed media, 23.5" x 49.5" x 7"
"Symphony Wave", 2019, acrylic on canvas (diptych), 64" x 24" x 1.5"
"Plume", 2019, colored pencil on paper, 18" x 24"
"Data Field V", 2018, mixed media, 12" x 12" x 2"
"The Early Universe", 2014, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30”
"Sibling in Dirt", 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12” x 24”
"Emergence : Refraction", 2017, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 30”
"Surfacing", 2014, acrylic and sheet music on canvas, 12” x 36”
"Ginko Bunnies", 2015, ink on paper, 28” x 11” two panels
"The Rift", 2013, acrylic on canvas, “24” x 36”
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Member Portfolio

Andrew Chalfen

Philadelphia, PA


Artist Statement

Artist and musician Andrew Chalfen is fascinated by patterns, how they ripple, radiate, refract, bloom, interact, cluster, construct, and deconstruct. His works allude to aerial views, cartography, architectural renderings, musical notation, urban densities, and other natural and man-made patterns, while not literally being any of those things. Rather, his pieces reflect his psychological states during their creation, a kind of topography of thought and mood as he works through various aesthetic themes that have long held his attention. Shapes often spill out over edges, suggesting unseen continuations beyond, while others seek containment. His recent mixed media work with painted dowels focuses on connections, intersections, and layers, a non-representational way of depicting how we relate to the world and to one another.

Chalfen’s process mirrors that of his songwriting and music arranging. He utilizes the repetition of a small selection of formal elements, subtle variation, the timbre of color palate, rhythm, and a combination of randomization strategies and intentionality. Every work is a process journey, in which he refines elements that grab him from previous pieces, and then pushes into unknown territory with experimentation and risk, always iterating. He follows his instincts, deviates from them when necessary, and trusts the process to guide the work to a successful outcome and maybe even a breakthrough or two.

Viewers may not know what to focus on first, becoming overwhelmed and subsequently absorbed in the details. The experience is reminiscent of mediation. Certainly working on these pieces in the studio is a meditative, flow state way of being, where Chalfen can take his time to think about and explore through art-making themes of nostalgia, anxiety, play, musicality, fragility, impenetrable data, accelerating planetary chaos, and physical and psychic fragmentation.

Artist Biography

Andrew Chalfen is a visual artist and musician living and working in Philadelphia. He has been featured at two solo shows in 2023 thus far. His work has appeared at many exhibits nationally and in and around Philadelphia, PA, such as at the Abington Art Center, The Hoyt Center, the Delaware Contemporary, Viridium Gallery, and many Philadelphia locations via his art collective InLiquid. His work has appeared on book jackets and rock album covers. He is the recipient of several awards and is the winner of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Mid-Atlantic Regional for 2018 and his piece "Vibration Lands" was displayed at SCOPE Miami during the Art Basel/Art Miami fair.


Continuing Education

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Course in Oil Painting

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Course in Graphic Art and Digital Design

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
3 courses in Graphic Art and Digital Design

Awards & Honors

Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
Popular Vote Award for Vibration Lands

Prisma Art Prize
Finalist for Symphony Wave

Colored Pencil Society of America
Creative Art Materials/Caran d’Ache Award for Distinction for You Are Here

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist


Kostianovsky, Deborah, "On Hearing Wildflowers- Artist Spotlight on Andrew Chalfen," InLiquid.org, December 3, 2020

Krieger, Deborah, "Patterns of Obsession, mesmerizing two-person exhibit at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens," Art Blog, April 2, 2019


Artfolio2021, Catalog
Juried by Beatriz Esguerra

Chalfen, Andrew Look Up Coloring Book, Thunder Bay Press, 2017 (a collection of 84 pen and ink drawings)


Collections nationally and internationally

Professional Experience

Album Cover Design

• I Think Like Midnight “This Land Is Your Mind,” 2018
• I Think Like Midnight “Kompromat” Wilber Records, 2018
• I Think Like Midnight “Warm Seclusion Structure" Quadrapus Records, 2014
• The Trolleyvox “Your Secret Safe/Luzerne” Transit of Venus Records, 2008
• The Trolleyvox “Present the Karaoke Meltdowns” Transit of Venus Records, 2006
• The Trolleyvox “Leap of Folly” Groove Disques Records, 2002
• The Trolleyvox “Ephemera for the Future” Groove Disques Records, 1999

Related Musical Life
I Think Like Midnight



Winter Solo Series,
Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Selected Drawings, Aksum Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA


Synesthesia, InLiquid @ The National Building, Philadelphia, PA

Patterns of Obsession, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, Philadelphia, PA

Paintings and Drawings: Andrew Chalfen & Nicole Donnelly, Seeds Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Order/Disorder B, Extraordinaire Gallery, online exhibition, St. Louis, MO

Neoteric Abstract X, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

1st Annual Juried Show, Powell Lane Arts, Collingswood, NJ

Celebrating Color, Juried exhibition, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI

Drawn to Macon V, Macon Arts Alliance, Macon, GA

Biafarin Awards, 2021 Online Group Exhibition, Ontario, Canada

Hope and Possibility, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ellarslie Open 37/38, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ
Juried Exhibition

Small Wonders, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL
Juried Exhibition

Textures and Patterns, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Juried Exhibition

Purely Abstract, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL
Juried Exhibition

Abstractions, Cape Cod Cultural Center, South Yarmouth, MA
Juried Exhibition

Riverfront 20/20, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
Juried Exhibition

Small Works, Big Talent, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Juried Exhibition

Congruence, I Like Your Work Podcast, Online
Juried Exhibition

Banished for the Good of the Realm, InLiquid Online

Hatch, InLiquid at Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finalists, SCOPE, Miami Beach, FL
For the piece Vibration Lands

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Mid-Atlantic Regional, Arch Enemy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, InLiquid with Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

New Now, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Natural, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Natural, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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