Andrea Bonfils


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Artist’s Statement- A Language of Nature 

I use materials in what Van Gogh called a “language of nature,”  My aim is to translate altered perceptions within images and constructions that articulate physical, spiritual and scientific phenomena. Using unconventional hardware - a blow torch, iron and other heated tools - along with paper, encaustics, photography, 3D prints, mirrors, resin and reclaimed materials, I aim to translate the wonders of nature and humanity. I intentionally use materials to prompt varied viewpoints and experiences utilizing transparency, weightlessness, depth or reflection. As told through art, my work is a voyage or passage through spaces that reflect innate, random or earthly process. My subjects and abstractions deliberate unity, commonality or refuge while the mysterious power of nature remains prominent. 

Select Collections, Commissions 

Vlade and Ana Divac, Serbia

Tiffany's & Co., London (3 storefronts)

Manchester and Bank Street and Royal Exchange, London

Lupe and Jose Antonio Rivero, Compania Minera Autlan, Mexico

Jason and Jayne Hyrdlicka, Jetstar, Australia

Christine and Micheal Kruyt, The Netherlands

Maria de Lourdes Borges, Brazil

Forster and Thomas, Portugal

Antoinette and Jerry Silvey, Starwood Capital, CT, NM, FL

Four Seasons Rancho Encantando, NM

Darien Country Club, CT

Delamar Hotel, CT

Hilton Head Health Resort and Spa, SC

Jessica Flemming, Jessie James, NYC 

Meyers Jabara Hotels, USA

Museum of Encaustic Art, Permanent Collection, SF, NM

Miller & Long, Development Co, DC

Jim Caufield, Fields Development Corporation, USA

Jan Kniffen, Chairman Bruce Museum and Kathleen Metinko, CT

Comet Productions, NYC

Selectman Jayme and John Stevenson, CT

Hahn Architects, NYC

Huelster Design Studio, CT

Jetavicon Partners,CT, NYC

Third Coast Capital, TX

Vertrue Corporation, CT

Andrew and Sydney Davis, NYC, NM

Stamford Hospital, CT

Push Fitness, NY

Merx Aviation, NYC

Four Seasons Encantando, NM

Prull Custom Builders, NM

Plaza Condominiums, NYC

The Blake Hotel, Taos Ski Valley, NM

Eliane Cordia Van Reesema, Curator Triton Foundation

Solo Exhibitions: 

Botanical Refraction, Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, Greenwich, CT 2018

Plunge Bruce Lurie Gallery, LA, CA, 2017

Muse Gallery, Hilton Head SC, 2017

Natures Way - InArt Santa Fe Gallery, NM, 2014

Beyond Deep - Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, NY, 2012

Waxing Poetic - Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, NY, 2010

The Stone House, RI, 2009

New Encaustics - Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, NY, 2008

Water Views - Mead Gallery, CT, 1999 

Group Exhibitions

Museum of Encaustic Art. 50 States Permanent collection, 2019

Photo Summer, Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, Greenwich, CT 2019

IN REPOSE, Evoke Contemporary Gallery, SF, NM, 2018

Watercourse Way, Evoke Contemporary Gallery, SF, NM, 2017

Show House, Santa Fe Benefit, New Mexico, 2015, 2016

Gateway to Imagination - Farmington Museum, NM, 2012

Greenwich Art to the Avenue, featured in Serendipity Magazine, CT, 2012

Featured Artist - 49th & 50th Anniversary CCNS Art Show, CT, 2011, 2012

Best in Show, Memory Maps, Newport Art Museum, 2011

Summer Selects - Susan Eley Fine Art, NYC, 2010

CCBF Auction, Sotheby's, NYC, 2009, 2010

Uncommon Ground, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, 2009

Artspace CWOS CONNcentric, Juror, Liza Statton, CT, 2008

CCBF Auction, Phillips de Pury and Company, NYC, 2008

Art Fairs 

AAF NYC, Insight Artspace, Spring and Fall, 2019

Art Market, Bridgehampton Museum, 2017

LA Art Show, CA Bruce Lurie Gallery, 2017

Red Dot Miami, FL, Bruce Lurie Gallery, 2016, 2017

Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, NYC, 2016

AAF NYC with Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Amsterdam, 2016

AAF Houston, TX with Bruce Lurie Gallery,, LA, CA, 2016

Art Aspen, CO, with Bruce Lurie Gallery, LA, CA, 2016

Art Market, Bridgehampton Museum with Bruce Lurie Gallery, LA, CA, 2016

Art Hamptons, NY with Bruce Lurie Gallery, LA, CA, 2016

Contemporary Art Fair, The Tunnel in Chelsea, NYC, 2014

AAF, NYC, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

AAF, Los Angeles, CA, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, 2011

Art Toronto International Art Fair, Canada, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, 2010, 2011 

Red Dot, NYC, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, 2007


2019 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 12 Annual Margaret Cameron Award, Professional Section, Landscapes and Seascapes

2018, CODA Worx Magazine feature Award, Transformative Walls, Submerged Garden Series

2017, Winner American Art Awards, Manipulated Photography, juried by America's 25 Best Galleries & Museums

2014 DAC Honorable Mention, Juror Larissa Baliff, Museum of Modern Art

2013 Award of excellence, Art that Lifts our Spirits, Jill Conner, Art Critic/Curator

2012 Winner Greenwich Serendipity Magazine Award, 6 Jurors including Lee Milazzo, Samuel Owen Gallery

2011 Best in Show, Memory Maps, Juror Frank Poor, Newport Art Museum

2010 Best in Painting, Healing Power of Art, Juror - Joanie San Chirico, Founder of Professional Fine Art Network

2009 Best in Painting, Her Story, Juror - Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen and Brush, NYC

2008 Award of Merit, Healing Power of Art, Juror - Edward Rubin, writer for Artnews and Contemporary Art

2007 Award for Outstanding Artistic Merit, Juror - Renee Phillips, Director, Manhattan Arts International

Media Coverage

BetterTV National Syndication, 2011

Debbi Nigro Show, 2015

Santa Fean Magazine, 2014

New England Home, 2014, 2015

Professional Artist Magazine, feature, 2012

Serendipity, 2012

New Canaan, Darien, Rowayton Magazine,"Local Color," 2011

Greenwich Times, 2011 

At Home 2016, 2017

UNITY Magazine (Sustainability) 2017Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, 2006, 2011, 2015, 2016

Providence Business News, Home, Stone House, 2009

The Providence Journal, Stone House, 2009

American Art Collector, 2009 

Yale Daily News, 2008 

Westchester Cottages and Gardens, 2008 

BlueWave Magazine, Cover Feature, 2016

Coastal Living Magazine, 2006LOCALE LA 2017

CODA WORX Magazine Feature Award 2018, 2019

Cowboys and Indians Magazine, 2019

NY Times Arts Section, April 2019


ARTSY 2018-2020

Artnet 2008-

1st Dibs, 2018-20

News.Yahoo and News Guide.US, CCBF Sotheby's, 2009

Visit Rhode Island, Stone House, 2009

ARTINFO, 2008 

ArtDaily, 2008 

Access World News, 2006 


The Aldrich Museum Professional Program

Boston University, MSW

University of Hartford, BS, BSW