Born in 1950 in New York, Andrew Serrano grew up in an environment in which Catholicism had fundamental importance, influencing every aspect of daily life. From 1967 to 1969, he studied art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. His ambition to become an artist grew from his love of Italian Renaissance art and religious iconography. Serrano’s produces series of photographs that deal with major social and religious issues, and he represents sacred subjects, dead amimals and meat with bodily fluids like blood, semen or maternal milk. Even if Serrano claims he has no desire to intentionally offend the public, his works oare often more provocative and blasphemous than the artist intends them to be.
His work is part of numerous public collections and has been presented in personal and colletive exhibitions. Recently it was included in an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels (2016).