Andrew Austria is a metalsmith artist based out of Chicago, Illinois. He was introduced to art making as a child through extracurricular classes, though, it wasn’t until he was an adult that he rediscovered it as a passion. Despite his absence from the arts, he was an assistant to his father’s craftsmanship in home renovations; an experience that helped to guide Andrew back to an artistic practice. Andrew went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metals from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, he honed his skills and attention to detail while using his past experiences as base from which he creates his designs.