Angela Miskis

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

Artist Statement

Angela Miskis’ My art practice is centered on the concepts of up-cycling and not wasting resources. As 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 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 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 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 multi-layering of colors and marks.


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



Creative Mosaic, The Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY (Curated by Osman Can Yerebaken) - Upcoming September 5 - October 12 2019

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


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


Continuations, RVCC Art Gallery, Branchburg, NJ


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


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


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

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


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

Defending Dialogue, West Side Gallery, New York, NY


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Visual and Critical Studies Scholarship, School of Visual Arts


HSF/Lowe’s Companies, Inc Scholarship


Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship, School of Visual Arts

Department Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, RVCC


Phi Theta Kappa Scholar Award, RVCC

RVCC Merit Scholarship, RVCC


Phi Theta Kappa Scholar Award, RVCC

RVCC Merit Scholarship, RVCC


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

Public Presentations

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