Born in Pampa, Texas, Andis Applewhite lives and works in Houston. She is known forher silkscreen prints that tend toward the abstract expressionist or minimalist styles.Her subject matter is an exploration of the dualities in life and her use of spontaneous strokes and color convey a symbolic interpretation of the resulting tension that is felt.To counterbalance this tension she is drawn to creating minimal meditative prints, woodcuts and, most recently, video.
After graduating San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, with a degree in graphic arts, Applewhite soon found her voice in printmaking. Her work has been featured in solo shows at the Washington Printmakers Gallery and The National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. She was a part of PrintHouston 2013 exhibiting in the Micro Space at McMurtrey Gallery in Houston, Texas. She has participated in numerous group shows in Houston, California, North Carolina, Virginia, Ireland and Shanghai. She is an elected Member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and California Society of Printmakers. Her print “No Other” is included in the CSP Centennial Book in honor of their 100th and asked to be donated to the Library of Congress. Applewhite’s work has been reviewed by noted art critics.
Applewhite is a founding member of PrintMatters, whose goals are to promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and further the professional growth of its members. She is also a founding and key board member of PrintHouston, a month-long celebration of original prints.