About

Andrea Bijou

Bio

Andrea Bijou is an American artist who studies the fluid nature of emotions by interpreting transitory states into bleeds of colors. The subject of her work is inspired by her clinical counseling graduate work and mindfulness practice. She has studied with master painters as a pupil in Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, and Seattle. She currently works out of her Seattle studio in Washington state. 


Artist Statement

Water is a common element in my work, regardless of medium. I am attracted to water because of its fluidity and flexibility. When you touch it, it absorbs into you. When you cry, water pours out of you. When you float, water holds you. Water is the single common element we all share and I am very interested in what unites people.

My work is very emotive and a reflective landscape of my own healing from childhood abuse. I create in quiet moments of contemplation to capture the transient nature of emotions. 

Andrea’s Inspiration

Love, my travels, and the books I read. I lived in Puerto Rico for some time and visit every year because my husband is from there. The beaches, art, architecture, and people are some of the most vibrant I have witnessed. I also consider myself a devotee of Eastern philosophy and psychology. I am studying for my master's in counseling, so my interest in mental health and philosophy heavily influences my work.


CV


Andrea Bijou (b.1979, US)
 

Education

Western Washington University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Music, 2001

Galleries and Events

2020      On the other side, The Other Art Fair, Group Exhibition, Nov-Dec, Online
2020      On the other side, West Elm, Solo Exhibition, September, Bellevue, WA
2019      Mixed Abstract, Carpe Diem Collective, Solo Exhibition, September, Seattle, WA
2019      Flow, Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services Hope and Justice Gala, Donation, November, Seattle, WA
2019      Flowers will Rise, Studio 314 Gallery, Group Exhibition, April, Seattle, WA
2019      Flowers will Rise, Party with a Purpose, A Benefit for Domestic Violence, March, Seattle, WA
2018      Sacred Puerto Rico, Fremont Space Building, Group Exhibition, Summer 2018, Seattle, WA
2017      Sacred Puerto Rico, Greenwood Artwalk Group Exhibition, November, Seattle, WA
2017      Cats of Old San Juan, The Old San Juan Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, May-September, San Juan, PR
2016      Pencilstrator, Venice Art Block, Group Exhibition, One Day Event, Venice, CA
2014      Lines and Waters, Revolutions Gallery, Solo Exhibition, August, Seattle, WA
2010      Bijoudally Leather Jewelry Collection, Anne Bocci Gallery, OR
2010      Bijoudally Leather Jewelry Collection, C’est La Vie, WA
2010      Bijoudally Leather Jewelry Collection, The Edgewater Hotel, WA
2010      Bijoudally Leather Jewelry Collection, The Art Study Gallery, WA
2010      Bijoudally Leather Jewelry Collection, Whatcom Museum, WA
2010      Bijoudally Leather Jewelry Collection, Artists Among Us Fashion Show, WA

Residencies and Mentorships

2017     Abstract and Traditional Realism Mentorship, Patrick Howe Artist, Seattle, WA
2017     San Juan Plein Air Member, Puerto Rico Plein Air Collective, San Juan, PR
2016     Studio Resident, Santa Monica Art Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Awards

2017     Most Innovative Award, Greenwood Group Show, Peer Nominated, Seattle, WA

Press

Salzberg, S. (2020, May/June). Mindfulness in difficult times. Spirituality & Health Magazine, 36.

Quibell, D. A. (2019, Nov/Dec). Get unstuck. Spirituality & Health Magazine, 28.

Bradley, S. (2019, Spring/Summer). Pack it up: 10 honeymoon essentials. Seattle Bride, 49.

Staff Writer. (2010, September). Fall arts preview. Seattle Magazine, 55-56.

Vitt, K. (2010, May). Sex and the rose city inspired fashion finds. The Neat Sheet, 15.

Cassidy, L. (2009, September). Cut it out. Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Online.

Brownrigg, A. (2009, October). Bijoudally leather jewelry is a chic, budget-friendly indulgence. The Seattle Times, 32.