Biography

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 currently lives and works in Rhode Island.


Artist Statement

Working in the delicate medium of paper, my work expresses the transience and delicate nature of the human form. Obscure traces of the body are incorporated within layers of text, paper, collage and embroidery. The body becomes an extension of nature and nature becomes an extension of the body. Thread is used to help mend, figuratively and literally, our connection to one another and the world at large. 


Education

2007

MFA Visual Art
Osaka University of Arts

1998

BS Graphic Communications
New York University


Selected Exhibitions

2024

Upcoming:
Second Time Around
Jamestown Art Center
Jamestown, RI

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

Red Envelope Show
Harman Projects
New York, NY


2023

Han 
Culture House DC
Washington DC

Roots: Korean Diaspora
Aborn Gallery
Providence, RI

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


2022

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


2021

The Illustrated Accordion
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Kalamazoo, MI


2019

Unbound Volume IX
ArtisTree Gallery
Pomfret, VT

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


2016

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


2007

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

Garden of Desire solo exhibition
Aquariel Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan


2006

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


2005

Sora Mimi Ito
Itohen Gallery
Osaka, Japan


Awards

2023

Family Art Residency
Wedding Cakehouse
Providence, RI


2022

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

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

2020

Drink + Ink Artist Residency
AS220 Industries
Providence, RI


2019

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


2009

Artist Residency
Manhattan Graphics Center
New York, NY


Collections

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

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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