Andrew Csafordi I
Encaustic Sculptural Painter
Born in Bowmanville, Ontario, Andrew Csafordi (AOCA) is a Canadian visual artist whose contemporary paintings explore themes of life below the surface, roots that ground the world above and fences that create real and imagined boundaries.
Andrew is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto where he majored in drawing & painting, communication and design. Csafordi is a master of the ancient technique of encaustic painting – Using pure melted beeswax and demar resin mixed with dried pigments or oils. Andrew then applies rich layers of imagination, as well as materials such as wood, metal or fibre to his impressionist painting style. Creating textured paintings that call out to be touched, Andrew’s contemporary work invites the viewer to become explorers within his luminous compositions.
Csafordi has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His work has been featured and discussed in newspapers, magazines and radio. Andrew's art is held in both corporate and private collections.
Members of the year-round Prince Edward County Arts Trail since 2009, Andrew and his wife, artist and photographer, Tara Wilkinson welcome thousands of art lovers, buyers and collectors to their galleries year-round.
In 2015, Andrew & Tara were recognized by the Prince Edward County Arts Council with a Business Excellence Award for their contribution to the Arts in their community.
In 2018 and 2019, they received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence as a 5-star rated destination, and in 2020 achieved 5-star ratings on Google. In 2021, ANDARA Gallery was awarded the Travellers Choice Award and named as being in the top 10 percent of attractions worldwide by Trip Advisor!
In 2019, Tara and Andrew were thrilled to complete construction on their new contemporary art gallery - ANDARA Gallery - open year-round.
TREETOPIA: Celebrating Our Collective Love of Trees
September 15 - November 7, 2021 - ANDARA Gallery
HEARTSCAPES: Exploring the Colourful Landscapes of the Human Heart
January 23 - February 28, 2021 - ANDARA Gallery
ODE to JOY
November 12 - December 23, 2020
August 1 - September 30, 2020
Kingsway Lambert Art Show & Sale
Toronto, ON (2019, 2021)
Andrew Csafordi Gallery
Prince Edward County, ON (2009-2019)
Blumen Garden Bistro
Picton, Prince Edward County, ON (2014-2021)
Picton, Prince Edward County, ON (2017-2019)
Loft Gallery, The Grange, Prince Edward County, ON (2016)
Whole Ball of Wax
Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON (2012)
Autumn Art Show & Sale
McMichael Gallery, Kleinberg, ON (2012)
Toronto Art Expo
Toronto, ON (2009, 2011)
Liberty Village, Toronto, ON (1997)