Angela's recent large-scale watercolors are representative of her style, combining delicate and bold abstraction with hints of representation. Although her earlier works began with figure studies and still life painting, she now models nature as it exists over time in subtle yet sometimes dramatic forms.
- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago ÔÇô B.F.A. in Painting
- ParsonÔÇÖs School of Design ÔÇô classes in Textile Design
- The New School of Social Research ÔÇô classes in Digital Arts, Website Design
- Michigan State University-East Lansing ÔÇô Two-year Fine Arts degree
Watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, wire sculpture, Japanese book binding, printmaking, etching
Areas of focus:
Abstract, figure, still life, and landscape painting
- Group show, Packer-Schoff Gallery, Chicago, IL ÔÇô 2014
- ÔÇ£Remembering,ÔÇØ Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL ÔÇô 2005
- ÔÇ£Otherville,ÔÇØ University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL ÔÇô 1999
- ÔÇ£BeginnerÔÇÖs Mind,ÔÇØ North Central College, Naperville, IL ÔÇô 2003
- One-person exhibition, Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL ÔÇô 1998
Other interests and inspirations:
She is interested in printed textile design as well as the origins, psychology, and science of color and pigments. An inspiration for her work is her collection of organic objects like seed pods, dried Hosta leaves and tomatillos. A few artists she is inspired by are Caio Fonseca, Amy Sillman, and David Hockney.
- Artner, Alan G., ÔÇ£Luscious Surfaces, Intrusive Subtext,ÔÇØ Chicago Tribune ÔÇô January 2002
- Exhibition Catalog, Lyons Wier Gallery Solo Exhibition, Chicago, IL
- Cover art for TriQuarterly, An International Journal of Writing, Art and Cultural Inquiry, winter edition, pub. Northwestern University Press
AngelaÔÇÖs teaching style:
She emphasizes starting simple, exploring the medium, and breaking things down step by step. Her goal is for students to enjoy the process and build skills and confidence. She likes to check in with students and find out what skills they have, what they like to make, and what they want to learn to include them in the process and bring their own ideas and self-expression. She values visual references and teaching by demonstration.
Angela loves EAC because . . .
It is an important part of a vibrant art community in Evanston. It is a unique experience because each teacher can bring their own creativity, interests, and background to the process of teaching.