Andy Mullens is an emerging multidisciplinary artist based in Canberra, Australia. Her practice addresses identity politics, exploring culture, language, and gender. Born to a refugee mother, Mullens is concerned with understanding and examining authenticity, dislocation, connection, diaspora and affirming ownership of culture. She draws from her heritage as a Vietnamese-Australian to investigate these themes, observing how one's relationship to culture can shift. Working across photography, sculpture, installation and video Mullens focuses on the experience of singular and collective identity and the intersection of the personal and the political.
Mullens was the winner of the 2016 Yen Female Art Awards (NSW), as well as a finalist in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery National Works on Paper Awards (VIC), and more recently a finalist in the 2018 Contemporary Art Awards (QLD). She has been in several group exhibitions including Disobedient Daughters curated by Sophia Cai at Metro Arts (QLD), Anthropocene curated by Grace Partridge of Antidote (NSW), and Future Archaeology curated by Toby Chapman at the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (NSW). In 2016 Mullens was the In Focus resident at PhotoAccess (ACT), and exhibited her second solo show Mother Tongue. A Closed Fist was her third solo exhibition, held at Gaffa (NSW) in November 2017. She her most recent solo exhibition Australasian Beauty at PhotoAccess (ACT) over July/August 2019.