Adela Andea b. 1976- 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 cosmological and interstellar events—Andea connects nature and science in a technological vernacular.
Adela Andea received her Master of Fine Arts in New Media and a minor in Sculpture, from the University of North Texas in 2012. Andea was included in the 2013 Texas Biennale. She exhibits frequently throughout the country and has been featured in many art fairs such as Scope Miami, the Dallas Art Fair, Art Miami, Art Palm Beach, and the Houston Fine Art Fair, among others. In 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 public site-specific installations in Texas to be found in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; Women and their Work, Austin, TX; Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX; Gensler in Houston; the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas; and The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas, among others. The artist was invited by designer Steve Madden to design an installation for a pop-up exhibition, The Factory, in the fall of 2018 in New York City.