Andrea Kitts-Senn, is a Los-Angeles based artist and designer, and her journey has been driven by an endless curiosity. She welcomes the unexpected, constantly searches for new materials and likes to use unique elements removed from their original intent. An avid traveler, she counts hardware stores and open air markets in far corners of the world among her truly favorite hangouts. No trip is complete, until she discovers a new tool, material or other previously unknown oddity. She likes to combine opposites, plays with SCALE and words, and whenever possible, she tries to inject a slice of humor into her work, as well as her life.
Andrea holds a business degree and spent many years in international advertising and marketing in the US and Europe.
Shy of a decade ago, she decided to explore her hands-on creative side and her passion for art and design. She enrolled in UCLA’s design program, various wood and metal workshops and set up a small studio. Her creative refuge is a well organized tinker lab, filled with fabrics, art supplies, materials, found objects, parts and oddities.
Her “KROMATORIUM – a blinding collection of bones and beasts” combines her roots in the mountains, and her chosen life as a cosmopolitan LA transplant. The shapes and structures are organic and found in nature (or a mountain lodge). Yet the blinding finish make it yearn for a hip hotel, a big city nightclub or an edgy residence.
Nature provided the incredibly intricate and beautiful original. I paired it with emerging technology to create striking, one-of-a-kind Krom Clones,.
Each piece is molded, cast, fused, refined and/or preserved with minute attention to detail.
With her most recent installation, WHITE COLLAR CRIME SCENE, she draws attention to off shore banking with playful visuals and clever phrases.
Andrea has participated in various group shows in Los Angeles and London. She also has a line of furniture in production in Italy and a lighting and object series available in the US.