Andrey Grositskiy was born in Moscow. In 1953 he finished Moscow Art School at the Academy of Arts of the USSR and was taught be Nikolay Andriyaki and Nikolay Solomin. In 1959 he graduated from Moscow Art Institute named after Surikov (D. Mochal’sky’s workroom). From 1968 Grositskyi is a member of the Moscow Union of Artists. From 1962 to 1994 he taught in Correspondence Public University of Art.
The creation work of Grositskyi is connected with Russian nonconformism. His style was formed in 1960s in «another art» circle, among such artista as Iliya Kabakov, Eric Bulatov, Ivan Chuikov, Boris Turetskiy, Yuri Zlotnikov.
In 1975 a very important exhibition in The House of culture on VDNKh happened. Before it there was a famous bulldozer exhibition and many apartment exhibitions.
Then there was an exhibition in Moscow Union of Artists on Begovaya street, that was called «experimental». Apart from Andrey Grositskyi, Oleg Tselkov, Natta Konisheva, Anatolyi Slepishev, Mikhail Nikonov took part in it.
Then during 11 years before the perestroika his works weren’t accepted to exhibitions and only in 1987 he took part in the exhibition called «Artists and the contemporary» in gallery «On Kashirka».
In the middle of the 80s a big interest to depict simple things from metal appeared.
In 2000 the works of Grositskyi were included to the permanent exposition of The State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val. Today he is thought to be one of the leading artists working in the field of conceptualization of art plastics. Grositskyi is usually called one of the founders of Russian pop-art.
1991 Andrey Grositskyi. Central House of Artists, Moscow
1993 Andrey Grositskyi. New Jerusalem Museum, Istra
1994 Andrey Grositskyi. Gregory gallery, Washington, USA
1995 Andrey Grositskyi. 7 Nails Gallery, Moscow
1997 Things’ life. А3, Gallery Moscow
1998 Portraits. Russian Culture Foundation, Moscow
2002 Andrey Grositskyi. RusArt Gallery, Moscow
2006 Stuck. Fine Art Gallery, Moscow
2007 Andrey Grositskyi. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2012 Matter and Materials. POP/OFF/ART Gallery, Moscow
2013 Matter and Materials. POP/OFF/ART Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2014 Paleologos of aggregates. А3 Gallery, Moscow
2015 Eighty. Archeology of vision. Museum of Moscow
Contemporary Art Gallery ARTSTORY, Moscow
Historical-Architectural and Art Museum of the New Jerusalem, Istra
Museum of actual art ART4.RU, Moscow
National center for contemporary arts, Moscow
New Museum, St. Petersburg
Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after Mikhail Vrubel
Penza Regional Art Gallery named after Savitsky
Primorye Regional Art Gallery, Vladivostok
Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Serpukhov History and Art Museum
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Zimmerli Art Museum, New-Jersey, USA
Andrey Eryomin collection, Moscow
Bar-Gera collection, Cologne, Germany
Evgenyi Nutovich collection, Moscow
Milosh Forman collection, New York, USA