Andre Lee Bassuet's Profile

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I've been quite the nomad these days, recently transplanted to Rhode Island from Montana but I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York. It's been quite a ride but happy to make Rhode Island my home. I haven't been able to take custom orders in between the transitions but I hope to very soon.

I went to Japan to study the art of papermaking and spent a year in independent study of paperarts but simultaneously fell in love with printmaking, including Japanese woodblock, silkscreen and etching. I stayed in Japan to complete my masters in fine art at Osaka University of Japan. I am an artist member of the Center for Book Arts in New York and have exhibited as a bookartist in New York, Florida, Seattle, Osaka and Shanghai.

Kowai kuma (scary bear) is a nickname I had while in Japan because I loved to hibernate in the winter like a bear but…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 11
  • Joined February 1, 2008

Favorite materials

handmade paper, kimono, ribbon, thread

Shop

kowaikuma
hand bound books and crafts

About

I've been quite the nomad these days, recently transplanted to Rhode Island from Montana but I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York. It's been quite a ride but happy to make Rhode Island my home. I haven't been able to take custom orders in between the transitions but I hope to very soon.

I went to Japan to study the art of papermaking and spent a year in independent study of paperarts but simultaneously fell in love with printmaking, including Japanese woodblock, silkscreen and etching. I stayed in Japan to complete my masters in fine art at Osaka University of Japan. I am an artist member of the Center for Book Arts in New York and have exhibited as a bookartist in New York, Florida, Seattle, Osaka and Shanghai.

Kowai kuma (scary bear) is a nickname I had while in Japan because I loved to hibernate in the winter like a bear but I would get kowai without food, sleep or art. Thank you for supporting handmade and independent artists!

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