Romanian-born Adela Andea is known for her innovative light installations that create an all-encompassing visual and temporal experience. Andea constructs futuristic forms and environments with her medium, combining technical materials, such as magnifying lenses, LED lights, flex neon, and power sources, with organic motifs. Her purpose is to manifest, with the use of non-traditional materials, the uncanny relationship man has with technology, a relationship that involves knowledge of the familiar and swift adaptation to ever-changing systems. Her inspirations are almost always derived from science – from the bioluminescence of underwater sea life, to the melting icebergs that plague the planet, to various cosmological and interstellar events.
Adela Andea currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. In 2012, she received dual Masters degrees in Fine Arts and Art History from the University of North Texas. Andea exhibits frequently throughout the country, and has been featured in many art fairs, such as Scope Miami, the Dallas Art Fair, Art Miami, and the Houston Fine Art Fair, among others. In late 2015, Andea participated in an artist-in-residence program with Zébra3 in Bordeaux, France where she created a public installation at 7 Vitrine Place du Parlement.
Andea has been invited to create many site-specific installations, including a recent public art acquisition at the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; Women and their Work, Austin, TX; Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX; the 2013 Texas Biennial, San Antonio, TX; Gensler in Houston; the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas; and The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas, among others.