Born in New York, Michael Ricardo Andreev’s work is strongly influenced by experiences as a youth returning to live in Kingston, Jamaica just after national independence in 1963. He returned to New York in 1978 to finish his studies and received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1985. Andreev’s paintings and installations draw the viewer into post-revolutionary landscapes containing unidentified flying objects surveying the heraldic remains and monuments to a former empire. Michael’s artwork and projects have been presented internationally at The Whitney Museum, MOMA Moscow, and the 2nd Liverpool Biennial, among others. His work is in important public and private collections, including The Library of Congress, Peter Black – Winfield Capital, Michael Stipe and Susan Sarandon.