Andries Fourie is Salem-based artist, teacher and curator. A native of South Africa, he has an MA in Art from California State University, Sacramento, and a Masters of Fine Art from The University of California, Davis. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. His work and research deal with the intersection of art, culture and identity in a South African context, and he has lectured, exhibited and conducted workshops in South Africa, Canada, Namibia, Kenya, and the United States. He is primarily a mixed-media sculptor, who includes elements of painting, installation, performance and printmaking in his work.