Andre Lee Bassuet is a Korean American artist, designer and educator. She makes work dealing with memory and fleeting nature of human connections. She looks for unity between the human body and nature, merging qualities of both plants and humans. 

Andre Lee Bassuet is currently teaching the Art of the Book at Brown University.

Artist Statement

My creative practice explores feminine identity, collective memory and belonging. I re-use materials that have been discarded or forgotten and by mixing memory and materials, I create something of value from nothing. Working across disciplines of calligraphy, papermaking, cyanotypes, and embroidery, I use tactile materials to communicate our shared struggles and resilience and persistence in difficult times.

My background lies in the art of the book which can encompass printmaking, photography, storytelling, poetry, visual art, graphic design and publishing. It is a work of art that are meant to be touched and experienced. It can be a codex, an altered book, a sculpture or a wearable clothing. Artist books for me are democratic art forms; accessible, interactive and portable. 



MFA Visual Art
Osaka University of Arts


BS Graphic Communications
New York University

Selected Exhibitions


Aborn Gallery
Providence, RI

Second Time Around
Jamestown Art Center
Jamestown, RI

How It Started, How It's Going
Cade Tompkins Projects
Providence, RI

Red Envelope Show
Harman Projects
New York, NY


Culture House DC
Washington DC

Roots: Korean Diaspora
Aborn Gallery
Providence, RI

Art & Poetic Text
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
South Yarmouth, MA


Solo Exhibition
Block Island Airport Gallery
Block Island, RI

Book as Art Vol. 10 Transformation
Decatur Library
Decatur, GA

Works on Paper
Long Beach Island Foundation
Long Beach, NJ


The Illustrated Accordion
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Kalamazoo, MI


Unbound Volume IX
ArtisTree Gallery
Pomfret, VT

In Full Bloom Solo Exhibition
AS220 Reading Room Gallery
Providence, RI


My Flower Bed solo exhibition
Honey's Cafe and Gallery
Red Lodge, MT


Threads: Interweaving Textu(r)al Meaning
Center for Book Arts
New York, NY

Garden of Desire solo exhibition
Aquariel Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan


Life and Death
Papervoice Gallery
Osaka, Japan

18th Sion-Japanese Arts
Shanghai University
Shanghai, China

Mutilated/Cultivated Environments 
Center for Book Arts
New York, NY


Sora Mimi Ito
Itohen Gallery
Osaka, Japan



Best in Show
Second Time Around
Jamestown Arts Center


Family Art Residency
Wedding Cakehouse
Providence, RI


Make Art Grant
RI State Council on the Arts
Providence, RI

WSW Relief Grant
Women's Studio Workshop Studio
Rosendale, NY


Drink + Ink Artist Residency
AS220 Industries
Providence, RI


Second Place Award
Unbound VOL IX Book Arts Exhibit
Pomfret, VT


Artist Residency
Manhattan Graphics Center
New York, NY


Columbia University Libraries
New York, NY

Harvard University Fine Arts Library
Boston, MA

RISD Fleet Library
Providence, RI

John Hay Library
Providence, RI

MassArt Library
Boston, MA

SMFA Tufts Library
Boston, MA

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Selected Clients

  • AS220 
  • Art Director's Club 
  • Center for Book Arts
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Hasbro
  • Nickelodeon 
  • Time Out New York
  • Tippet Rise Art Center
  • Travel + Leisure
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