Angela Miskis

b. 1987, Guayaquil, Ecuador - Currently based in Queens, NY.

Artist Statement

Angela Miskis’ art practice is centered on repurposing found objects and using surplus material. As the granddaughter of a tailor and a very resourceful grandmother; Angela learned from an early age that nothing was frivolously tossed out without first considering the many uses an object could have in the future. Angela’s first love is painting and through painting she empowers her voice. Using abstraction and color as a way to navigate the idea of losing, ceding and gaining control.

Angela also makes work in a variety of media including collage, drawing and photography. Until now she has used drawing to make representational work. Angela uses the directness of dry media to come closer to her subjects and holding a person in her line work. Angela uses collage as a way to play and quickly generate ideas and compositions. Lastly, photography is used as a record keeping tool and infinite source material for collages, ideas and inspiration.

The final results of Angela’s work are often meant to feel packed and almost bursting at the seams to represent the feeling of “barely holding on”. The work is constantly pushing and pulling the viewer in and out of the work by their multilayering of colors and marks.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual and Critical Studies, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY - 2013

Associate of Fine Arts, Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC), Branchburg, NJ - 2011


Exhibitions

2019

The Art of Layering, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Gallery, New York, NY

2018

Small Works 2018 Online Exhibition, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

La Gloriosa, Case de la Cultura Núcleo del Guayas, Guayaquil, EC

Puro Color!, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017

Continuations, RVCC Art Gallery, Branchburg, NJ

2016

Small Works for Big Change 2016, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, New York, NY

Summer Haven - Visual Artists Corner, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Uptown Arts Review, Rio II Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Regarded Strangers and Other Urgencies, Inter-Space Gallery and Lab, New York, NY (*Solo show)

Zeit und Geist, VCS Gallery, New York, NY

49th Exposición de Pintura y Escultura, Asociación Cultural Las Peñas, Guayaquil, EC

Annual Photography Show, Greenpoint Gallery, New York, NY

2014

Time Traveler, Spinnerei Spring Gallery Tour, LIA, Leipzig, Germany

Asteroid, Spinnerei Winter Gallery Tour, LIA, Leipzig, Germany

2013

VCS Open Studios, 133 West 21 Street, New York, NY

Defending Dialogue, West Side Gallery, New York, NY

2012

Women’s History Month, RVCC College Center, Branchburg, NJ

Varied Visions: RVCC Independent Study Show, RVCC Art Gallery, Branchburg, NJ

2010

Infect/ Affect/ Effect, RVCC Mini Gallery, Branchburg, NJ

Juried Exhibition, RVCC Main Gallery, Branchburg, NJ (Juror: Paul Henry Ramirez)

Student Art Exhibition Part I & II, RVCC Main Gallery, Branchburg, NJ


Awards, Grants & Residencies

2019

ChaNorth International Artists-in-Residence Program, ChaShaMa, Pine Plains, NY (Selection panel: Lauren Bierly, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Michelle Levy and David Rios Ferreira)

2017

NYSCA/NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp Program (Presented by NoMAA)

2015

Inter-Space Residency Program, Inter-Space Gallery and Lab, New York, NY

2014

Artist Residency, Leipzig International Art Program (LIA), Leipzig, Germany

2013

Visual and Critical Studies Scholarship, School of Visual Arts

2012

HSF/Lowe’s Companies, Inc Scholarship

2011

Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship, School of Visual Arts

Department Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, RVCC

2010

Phi Theta Kappa Scholar Award, RVCC

RVCC Merit Scholarship, RVCC

2010

Phi Theta Kappa Scholar Award, RVCC

RVCC Merit Scholarship, RVCC

2019

Artist Talk, Pine Plains Free Library, Pine Plains, NY

Public Presentations