BIO

Andrea Bogdan Artist Statement

Andrea Bogdan Artist Bio

ANDREA BOGDAN generously uses color and motion in her paintings to express the unique life spark inside every person, and the weird, wonderful and conflicted nature of the human condition. All of her works are improvised from beginning to end, painted primarily by “hand” (she prefers using acrylics and painting with the side of her palm), and no two pieces are alike. She derives inspiration from the vast array of people she’s met from all walks of life, having worked a variety of jobs in places such as Detroit, The Bronx, Manhattan, Dallas, Prague, Vienna, and around Los Angeles.

Andrea’s collectors are from around the globe in places such as the U.K., Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Malaysia, and across the United States. She is an advocate for L.A. art galleries, with a preference for the unusual.

Her work is influenced by artists such as: Marc Chagall, Ralph Steadman, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Michel Basquiat, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and (most of all) Jesse Reno. Andrea coined the term FREESTYLE QUALISM to describe her style which is based on the idea of painting the uniqueness of the human spirit and its interaction with the world.

You can visit Andrea in her working studio in downtown Los Angeles’ historic Gallery Row which has long been the epicenter of the DTLA Art Walk and a part of the exploding, Los Angeles arts culture. Her studio is on the mezzanine level of The Last Bookstore (located on Spring Street, with the main entrance on 5th Street).

Andrea’s paintings have been featured in the following shows:
THE LOVE YOU MAKE
Cactus Gallery
3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Reception: July 22nd – August 5th 2017

SOMETHING WILD IN MY GARDEN
Cactus Gallery
3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
June 10 – July 15 2017

ARTIST & RESEARCHER
Hoyt Gallery
USC Keck Medical Center
1975 Zonal Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033
April 25 – August 1, 2017

BAD GIRLS & OUTCASTS
Cactus Gallery
3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
April 22 – May 27, 2017
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 22 – 6p-9p

LALUZAPALOOZA 2017
31st ANNUAL GROUP SHOW
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. 90027
March 3 – April 2, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3rd, 8-11 PM

LOTERIA III GROUP SHOW
Cactus Gallery
3001 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
March 11 – April 1, 2017
RECEPTION: Saturday, March 11 * 6p-9p

CASA OF LA WINE & ART
Featuring The Work of 100 Established Artists
February 25, 2017
Werkartz Studio, Los Angeles

CACTUS GALLERY
“Tiny Treasures XI Show”
November 12 to December 31, 2016
3001 North Coolidge Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY
“The Coaster Show”
September 2nd thru Oct 2nd, 2016
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90027

LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY
“Open Call 2016”
August 14 at 2 PM – 5 PM
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

10th ANNUAL FROGTOWN ART WALK
August 13th
FrogtownArts.com
“Frogtown” – Los Angeles CA

CACTUS GALLERY
“Water”
August 13 – September 1, 2016
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, 90039

GROUNDSPACE PROJECT
“Groundswell” curated by Mat Gleason
Exhibition Dates: July 30 – August 13, 2016
1427 E. 4th Street #4
Los Angeles, CA 90033

SUGAR MYNT GALLERY
“Round Em Up” 1 Year Anniversary Show
June 25 – August 27, 2016
810 Meridian Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030

CACTUS GALLERY
Symphony Of Wings
June 11 – July 2, 2016
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, 90039

SPRING ARTS GALLERY
Rooted and Rising
June 4, 2016
453 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Featuring Andrea Bogdan, Morley, Essi Zimm

CACTUS GALLERY
Beastly Beings
May 14 – June 4, 2016
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, 90039

CACTUS GALLERY
Over The Moon Under The Stars
April 9 – May 7, 2016
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, 90039

Moda 360 Art-Fashion-Music Show
April 4-5, 2016
The New Mart, 3rd Floor
127 East 9th Street
Los Angeles, 90015

STONE MALONE GALLERY
New Blood II
March 19 – April 2, 2016
7619 1/2 Melrose, Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

CACTUS GALLERY
Loteria II
March 12 – April 2, 2016
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, 90039

LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY
LaluzaPalooza
March 4 2016
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

CREATE FIXATE
I Art You – 14 Year Anniversary Show
February 18, 2016
Culver City
CreateFixate.com

HIVE GALLERY
Dollmination
December 5 – January 2, 2016
729 S. Spring Street
Downtown Los Angeles

GABBA GALLERY
Wishlist 3.0
November 14 – December 20, 2015
3126 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90057

CREATE FIXATE
Branching Out
November 7, 2015
Werkartz
198 Wilhardt Street
Los Angeles, 90012

CACTUS GALLERY
Tiny Treasures X
November 14 to December 12, 2015
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, 90039

PERSHING SQUARE ART EXHIBITION
Featuring “The Wilhelm Scream”
October 1 – December 31, 2015
Downtown Los Angeles

SUGAR MYNT GALLERY
No Beauty Without Strangeness
October 3 – 31, 2015
810 Meridian Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030

THE LAST SPOOKSTORE
A Horror Story Art Show
October 3 – 31, 2015
The Last Bookstore
453 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY
The Coaster Show
September 4 – 27, 2015
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

CACTUS GALLERY
Ship Shape
September 12 – October 3, 2015
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, 90039

CACTUS GALLERY
These Birdly Delights
7th Annual Bird Show
June 13 – July 17, 2015
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, 90039

CACTUS GALLERY
Loteria
March 14 – April 8, 2015
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

SPRING ARTS GALLERY
Love Is Possible
February 7, 2015
453 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Featuring Andrea Bogdan, Jennifer Main, Martina Moreno

CREATE FIXATE
Art With Friends
November 22, 2014
Featuring over 50 Local LA Artists
Cross Campus
929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA

SURF & SKATE SILENT AUCTION
(Featuring Ed Moses, Tony Hawk)
August 29, 2014
Robert Berman Gallery
Bergamot Station Art Center
2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA

LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION 2014 BONHAMS AUCTION
(Featuring Shepard Fairey and Ann Hamilton)
July 26, 2014
825 Gallery
825 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

825 GALLERY
Cultural Excavation
LAAA
825 La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90069

CACTUS GALLERY
Song Of The Birds
June 14, 2014
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

SOUTH PASADENA ARTS COUNCIL
March 9 – 29, 2014
Leisa Collins Art Studio
812 Fremont Ave., Loft 101
South Pasadena, CA

CACTUS GALLERY
9th Anniversary Art Show
March 8, 2014
3001 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

CREATE FIXATE
I Art You
February 15, 2014
Downtown Los Angeles

L’art Pour L’art
November 9, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

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