Andre Ferrella graduated with a bachelor's degree as a Medical Illustrator and Fine Artist from the University of Toledo/Toledo Museum of Art School of Design and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
From a young age, Andre Ferrella has been a seeker inspired to use art as a means to express beauty, spirituality and the divine. On his life-path, Ferrella has sought, studied and embraced the inter-connectedness of the universe with his discovery of an organic photographic process called The Living Pictures that bridged the gap between microcosmic and macrocosmic space. With each step on this path the artist has discovered more about how nature, the human spirit, and the divine work together. His discoveries as translated through his art go beyond self-fulfillment to act as an opening for the journey of each individual who views his works.
His deep commitment to and belief in the inter-connectedness of all is the driving force behind the creation of "The Rise of The Fallen". This memorial for the U.S. military men and women who have fallen in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan is not only a commemoration of their service and sacrifice but is also meant to serve as a healing experience both for those who have lost loved ones and for the country as a whole.
The art of Andre Ferrella has been extensively exhibited and collected at renowned institutions throughout the United States and Europe. He has been recognized by both the international arts and science communities as an innovator and discoverer.