Collection: ABOUT Andree


 I grew up in New York City and spent my free time at the Metropolitan Museum. My favorite pass time was making art, mostly out of paper mâché. I received a BFA at RISD in sculpture, exploring jewelry design, light metals, holloware, ceramics, and other media. Directly following this, I started making large sculptures in colored wax, and exhibited them in Boston, having several shows at Barbara Singer Gallery, and then at Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. This process led me to establish a jewelry design firm called ADB INC. I hand crafted every element, casting them in sterling and gold. My designs were interpretation of natural forms such as flowers and leaves. My clientele were museum gift shops such as The Textile Museum in Washington D.C., The Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Folk Art Museum in NYC, as well as high-end boutiques. During this period, I also pursued a culinary career as a chef, working in Independent Schools in NYC. I discovered there are many similar elements in cooking and making sculptures. The tools and approach are the same to me.

Then the world stopped. We were hit by the Pandemic. I grabbed this opportunity to use all my accumulated knowledge and make large sculptures. I have returned to the natural form and am building a collection called Leaves of Durham.



Weir Farm National Park Wilton, Ct. August 2023 Solo

Zero Foot Hills Durham, Ct. August 2022 Solo


Philadelphia Sketch Club, Phila. PA March 2024

Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT November 2023 Solo

ArtLivesHere Gallery Summer Salon, Harlem NY June-August 2023

Limner Gallery Hudson, NY April 2023, May 2023, March 2024

Grosse Pointe Arts Association Honorable Mention

  January, March, June 2023 Grosse Pointe Farms, Mi.

James Library and Art Center, Norwell, Ma. 2022, 2023, 2024

Accent on Design Gallery Truro, Ma. July-August 2021, 2022

RISD Craft Show Providence, R.I. June & October 2022

WomensWork.Art Poughkeepsie, NY December 2021, 2022



Creative Breakthrough Lab 2019-Current

Rhode Island School of Design BFA Providence, R.I. ’77 sculpture

The Spence School New York, NY ‘73







I would like to thank the following people for helping me to build this site, and more importantly, always supporting me. 

MITCHELL RIGIE leader in creative thinking                mitchell@mitchellrigie 

Creative Breakthrough Lab 

TOM BLOOM actor, photographer                     

FRANK CAMPANALE designer, business advisor  

VINCENT LISI graphic designer                         



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