Angela Miskis

b. 1987, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Artist Statement

My overall art practice is centered on mastering color, observing people, and working through how my upbringing and personal history has shaped my understanding of the world. My first love is painting and through painting I’m trying to discover new territory in abstraction and expand my understanding of color. Another main component in my art practice is repurposing found objects and using surplus material. This is tied to my upbringing in which nothing was frivolously tossed out without first considering the many purposes it could have in the future. I also make work in a variety of media, depending on the idea I’m trying to bring forth or media I want to explore. This principally includes collage, drawing and photography.

The final results of my work are often strong compositions and complex color harmonies.  My compositions are meant to feel packed and almost bursting at the seams. The work is constantly pushing and pulling the viewer in and out of the work by their stacking of colors and multilayering of 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

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

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

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