the artist

Angela Fraleigh

Angela Fraleigh

Allentown, PA

Angela Fraleigh

Fraleigh's work seeks to unearth invisible histories and dormant narratives of women in art history.  Her paintings support a lively choreography of marks and paint applications.  Each work begins with a basic, loose compositional structure upon which she pours varying mixtures of oil paint, going back and forth and losing parts of the original idea until "letting the paint take over feels like a collaborative process….violent and seductive, threatening and unpredictable, it complicates the image, leaving us unsure if the figures are being birthed or eaten away."

Fast Facts

Name: Angela Fraleigh


Place of Birth: Beaufort, South Carolina

Yale University, 2003, MFA  Painting/Printmaking; Boston University, 1994 BFA Painting

Significant or special training:
Several artist residencies

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
While at Boston University: Hal Redicliffe, Stuart Baron, Richard Raiselis, Margaret McCann, Peter Hoss. While at Yale University for MFA: Kurt Kauper, Rochelle Feinstein, Peter Halley, Sam Messer

Particular field of study or class work:
Painting/ Printmaking

Major influences/admired artists:
Currently looking at a lot of European old masters (Rubens, Jordaens, Vouet, Gentileschi) and researching Feminist philosophy, the suffragette movement, famous female storytellers throughout history and writer/historians like Marina Warner and political artists like Martha Rosler

Favorite materials or media:
Primarily oil paint on canvas or linen Old Holland, Holbein and Gamblin products

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Chair of Art Department, Head of the Studio Program at Moravian College

Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Inman Gallery, Houston TX

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