Andre Ferrella graduated as a Medical Illustrator from the University of Toledo/Toledo Museum of Art School of Design and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He discovered an organic photographic process called The Living Pictures that bridged the gap between micro and macro space. He has been nationally and internationally collected and exhibited at renowned institutions.
Andre Ferrella teaches Creative Fine Art, Photography and Visual Design at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Andre Ferrella is an Artist of The Spirit who devoted his life to bring Divine information from the other side of the veil. During a reading from Lee Carroll, KRYON described Andre as The Evolutionary Artist, a Master of Light, who brings the gift of accessing the other side of the veil via multidimensional devices he has created.
Andre Ferrella brings to his art a life time of spiritual study and exploration of the world's sacred traditions and iconography. With his indisputable technical virtuosity, Ferrella is able to reveal higher orders of reality and the interconnectedness of existence that has been described by ageless enlightened teachers and mystics. Ferrella communicates these ineffable spiritual experiences and phenomena, at the same time that he enables our own explorations and awakenings. Shelley Jordan - Master Astrologer
Andre Ferrella - Aritst of the Spirit
Elmhurst Art Museum Documentary
"Andre is a Master of Light...he is an evolutionary artist"
-Kryon as channelled by Lee Carroll 2013
“Ferrella nears timelessness with least spectacular works”
-Chicago Tribune, Alan Artner 2006
"Ferrella finds freedom in simplicity"
-Chicago Tribune, Alan Artner 2003
"... a triumph of technique...", "...a virtual river of abstract imagery..."
-Chicago Tribune, Alan Artner 2002
"Andre Ferrella...'Living Pictures'...emulating the process of birth, maturation and decay".
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, James Auer 1999
"Andre Ferrella is smartly and sensitively refining new techniques that reveal fresh ways of probing photography"
-The Capital Times, Kevin Lynch 1999
"Andre Ferrella's animated film 'Blue Star' - evoking the visual wonder of water, light and atmosphere."
-The Capital Times, Kevin Lynch 1999
"Ferrella comes to confirm that every art and every culture worthy of the name are simultaneously from one place and are universal."
-Supplement d'art, St. Etienne, France, Jacques 1998
"The work brings to mind the evocative documentary power of the 'Shroud of Turin'..Ferrella shows how well a good artist can enhance nature, and perhaps even unlock a mystery or two."
-The Capital Times, Kevin Lynch, 1997
"The results are ethereally fascinating and beautiful."
-Wisconsin State Journal, 1997
"The resulting prints are brightly colored, textured images that often resemble shots from the Hubble Space Telescope."
-Madison Magazine, 1997
"By tapping into the new symbol structures offered to us by science and technology these photographs evoke the feeling of simultaneous macrocosmic and microcosmic perspectives."
"The Source for Discovery", Promega Corporation Catalogue, 1997
"With his discovery and development of the Living Picture Process Ferrella retraces and completes William Henry Fox Talbot's search for the 'pencil of nature' (London,1844), which sought to make photography the language of nature"
-Hubert Beck, Freier Kurator Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, 1996
"The origin of the story of Genesis is explained through the manifestation of the Living Pictures"
"We see...a fantastic impenetrable veil over reality."
-Frankfurter Rundshau, Germany, 1996
"Because the accidental element is consciously involved the results include all technical Genres."
-Frankfurter Neue Presse, Germany, 1996
"For Ferrella the works, the process, all represent his abiding interest in the interconnectedness of things".
"Andre Ferrella works on large scale color photographs with the aid of technical aberration drifting into the sphere of abstraction."
-Berliner Morgenpost, Germany, 1995
"...in Ferrella's work, light and surface are used as metaphors to reveal a spiritual force that animates the universe...these images are used to express the process of revelation."
"Andre Ferrella's mural-sized color prints fuse photography with painting, drawing and etching to explore the intangible animating spirit of light and human expression."
-Chicago Tribune, 1993
"Ferrella's work speaks to the process of discovery over any specific message or dogma...He is digging for truth."
-Fra Noi Magazine, 1993
"...Ferrella's work is about tradition and individual talent, always a provocative thought."
-Chicago Tribune, 1988
"...these self-portraits juxtapose a menagerie of synthetic and organic forms."
-Madison Art Center, 1987
"...(Ferrella's works) deal with inner realities, a more powerful kind of tension."
-Chicago Reader, 1986
"...adventurous, experimental, fascinating."
-Toledo Blade, 1983
"...Ferrella is an impressive young artist who is developing new techniques to suit his new vision, the vision of a generation that grew up with space probes, electron microscopes, and subatomic physics. His works could well be predictions of the art of the future..."
-Wisconsin State Journal, 1980
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan during the 1950’s and 60’s, I began to develop my calling as an “Artist of the Spirit” through self-taught meditation, drawing, painting, yoga, and the study of the emerging field of metaphysics. Through this passionate study accompanied by drawing and painting, I recognized a deeper connection to “the other side”.
Unbeknownst to me at the time, the unconscious markings arose from channeled information that I allowed to flow through me, out of my hand and onto the paper and canvas. At age sixteen, my parents took me to an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of the Arts entitled “Rembrandt after 300 Years”. Inspired by a self-portrait of the artist at age eighteen, I felt moved and compelled to become “one of the greats”, without knowing “how”. By the time I was sixteen my paintings resembled those of the still life painters of the 18th Century.
I began to meditate in my own way, and eventually was able to create what I will call a complete connection, or melding with everything; with the universe. I realized vivid and aware “states of being” that occurred as astral projection to many other worlds.
Our family moved to Toledo, Ohio in 1970. Being self-taught from an early age, the transition to the University of Toledo and the Toledo Museum School of Art and Design was easy. I quickly acquired the skills of a talented draftsman, and went on to explore printmaking. I graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Medical Illustration and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
During graduate school I became interested in the photographic arts and developed a “Light Painting System” to paint as a painter, using light and photo-sensitive papers. I had a system built for me that used a “light brush” fiber-optic tool where I could stand and paint with light as the photographic chemicals circulated over the light sensitive paper.
In 1994 the Kodak Corporation sponsored my exhibition and catalogue of the “Discovery of The Living Picture” (The Mold Picture Process) series at the Amerika Haus in Frankfurt, Germany , where I represented the United States Information Service. Two years later the major biotech corporation Promega published this work in the science world as a major discovery bridging the arts and sciences.
After graduate school I founded and operated a house painting business in and around Madison for 16 years, which afforded me the income to ply this craft for only four months of the year, leaving eight months to pursue my art career. I exhibited principally in Chicago and Germany. My works have been collected by institutions and individuals in all walks of life.
I worked as an Art & Multimedia Director for an Internet start-up, providing video and design works for their online templates. In 2000, I was contacted by the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater to teach photography and design, a position that has evolved to include many technological tools. I currently hold this position.
Since 2012, I have been a featured speaker at various spiritual conferences, where I present and provide the “Spirit Box Experience” to audiences and individuals. It has become a passion and a vigorous pursuit of mine to assist others through the arts to understand more about their own spirituality.
The Rise of The Fallen
Ferrella's deep commitment to and belief in the inter-connectedness of all is the driving force behind the creation of The Rise of The Fallen (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization). This Spirit Box memorial for the U.S. military men and women who have fallen in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan is not only a commemoration of their service and sacrifice but is also meant to serve as a healing experience both for those who have lost loved ones and for the country as a whole.