About Andrew Wachs

andywachsBiography

Andrew Wachs is an artist who lives and works in Bend OR. His emergence as an artist began in college (Western Washington University) where he was awarded his first commission for a public sculpture for the city of Bellingham WA during his senior year. For the past 17 years he has made a career in the metal arts. In 2005, he opened Weld Design Studio, where he designs and fabricates architectural metal work, furniture and fine art. One of his favorite commissions is a collaboration with Dale Chihuly Studios in Seattle WA, a steel and glass canopy commission which began in 2008. The canopy provides the structural support for a lighted glass sculpture located at a private residence. Most recently Wachs created BICA with his wife Colleen Dougherty.

Exhibitions

BICA Gallery, Bend, OR  2008
TBD Loft, Bend, OR 2008
Thump, Bend, OR  2007
Elizabeth Lofts, Portland, OR  2007
Shelley Hall Gallery, Bend, OR  2006
Cork, Bend, OR  2006
Paulina Springs Books and Gallery, Sisters, OR 2004-06
Studio 550, Bend, OR  2002 & 2003
John Paul Designs, Bend, OR  2003
Campbell Design Studio, Seattle, WA  2002
Christison Studio, Oakland, CA  2000
Basseti’s Crooked Arbor Sculpture Garden, Seattle, WA  1996
Reynolds Outdoor Sculpture Grounds, Terre Haute, IN  1995
Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham, WA 1994
Big Rock Sculpture Garden, Bellingham, WA 1994
Allied Arts, Bellingham, WA 1994
Fresh and Snappy Gallery, Bellingham, WA 1992-1994
Omni Gallery, Bellingham, WA 1992-1994
Western Washington Invitational Sculpture Expo, Seattle, WA 1993
Viking Room: WWU, Bellingham, WA 1992
Todd Winters Gallery, Taos, NM  1991

Permanent Installations/Commissions

“Welcome” Collaboration w/ Dale Chihuly, Canopy, Bend, OR
Percent for Arts Commission Award, Northwest Crossing, Bend, OR
Roundabout Sculpture Commission, City Of Bend, OR
Reynolds Outdoor Sculpture Grounds, Terre Haute, IN
Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham, WA
Big Rock Sculpture Garden, Bellingham, W
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR

Education
Western Washington University, BA Fine Arts 1994