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Andrew Bixler

San Francisco native Andrew Bixler (b. 1981) joined the Creativity Explored studio in 2006. Bixler creates colored pencil and ink portraits of willowy characters accompanied by a brief explanatory text.

His direct statements of fact turn the outrageous in to the everyday, as Vikings, tree surgeons, magicians, the famous and the infamous all make an appearance. Bixler’s line is free flowing yet assured, and his palette is spare but energetic, seen most often in his portraits and his drawings of groups of objects (coffee cups, lemons, sunglasses) situated against a plain background. 

Bixler’s practice is split between drawing and sculpture. His ceramic pieces take the form of his portraits with loosely worked, expressive proportions; while his renderings of animals in wire, accented with fabric and found objects, offer a beautiful, spectral counterpoint. A man of many talents, he also plays the piano and clarinet.

Bixler has been featured in numerous exhibitions at Creativity Explored. In addition, Bixler is the first Creativity Explored artist to start his own art businesses (www.andrewbixlerart.com).

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Samples of Bixler's work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
Ripe, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tabula Rasa, Creativity Explored , San Francisco, CA

2014
Shoerageous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
SIDESHOW, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2012
Fabulous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
Hands on Clay, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Black and White and Read All Over, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Ritual/Habitual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2009
"Science" Fiction, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Legend: Myth and Memory, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA