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Bio:

Angela Alés is a Colombian-born artist hailing from the vibrant city of Barranquilla. With a heritage that blends Andalusian and Lebanese roots, Alés brings a rich tapestry of cultural influences to her artistic practice. In 1984, she embarked on a new chapter of her life, relocating to the United States.

 

Alés honed her artistic skills and expanded her creative horizons at the prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. There, she immersed herself in the dynamic artistic community, harnessing the city's energy and diversity to fuel her artistic pursuits. Continuing her artistic education, Alés pursued her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Miami International University of Art and Design.

With a passion for exploring diverse mediums and pushing the boundaries of artistic expression, Angela Alés has actively participated in over 30 collective and individual exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as in Central and South America. Her captivating artwork has garnered recognition and found a home in private collections across the Americas, Europe, and Australia.

Alés's artistry is a testament to her ability to merge the realms of Magic Realism and Surrealism, creating captivating compositions that invite viewers into a world of enchantment and introspection. With an emphasis on utilizing the technique of Automatism, her work seamlessly blends the conscious and unconscious mind, resulting in thought-provoking and deeply personal creations.

Through her art, Angela Alés delves into profound socio-political themes, drawing from her own experiences as a Latin American, an immigrant, and a woman. Her visual narratives serve as poignant reflections of the human condition, inviting viewers to question societal norms, explore identity, and embrace the complexity of cultural intersections.

As Angela Alés continues to evolve as an artist, her dedication to authenticity and the pursuit of spiritual and philosophical meaning remain steadfast. Her work stands as a testament to the power of art to bridge divides, ignite dialogue, and inspire a deeper understanding of our shared humanity.

Biografía:

Angela Alés es una artista colombiana, originaria de la vibrante ciudad de Barranquilla, con una herencia que combina raíces andaluzas y libanesas, Alés aporta una rica amalgama de influencias culturales a su práctica artística. En 1984, emprendió un nuevo capítulo en su vida, trasladándose a los Estados Unidos. 

Alés perfeccionó sus habilidades artísticas y amplió sus horizontes creativos en la prestigiosa Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art en la ciudad de Nueva York. Allí, se sumergió en la dinámica comunidad artística, aprovechando la energía y diversidad de la ciudad para alimentar sus proyectos artísticos. Continuando su formación artística, Alés obtuvo su Maestría en Bellas Artes en la Miami International University of Art and Design.

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Apasionada por explorar diversos medios y traspasar los límites de la expresión artística, Angela Alés ha participado activamente en más de 30 exposiciones colectivas e individuales en Estados Unidos, Centro y Sudamérica. Su cautivadora obra ha recibido reconocimiento y se encuentra en colecciones privadas en toda América, Europa y Australia.

El arte de Alés es un testimonio de su habilidad para fusionar los ámbitos del realismo mágico y el surrealismo, creando composiciones cautivadoras que invitan al espectador a adentrarse en un mundo de encanto e introspección. Con énfasis en la utilización de la técnica del automatismo, su obra combina de manera fluida la mente consciente e inconsciente, dando como resultado creaciones provocativas y profundamente personales.

A través de su arte, Angela Alés explora temas socio-políticos profundos, inspirándose en sus propias experiencias como latinoamericana, inmigrante y mujer. Sus narrativas visuales son reflejos conmovedores de la condición humana, invitando al espectador a cuestionar las normas sociales, explorar la identidad y abrazar la complejidad de las intersecciones culturales.

A medida que Angela Alés continúa evolucionando como artista, su dedicación a la autenticidad y la búsqueda de significado espiritual y filosófico permanecen firmes. Su obra es un testimonio del poder del arte para unir, generar diálogo e inspirar una comprensión más profunda de nuestra humanidad compartida.

Curriculum

EDUCATION

 

Miami International University of Art and Design, Miami, Fl, MFA, 2011

 

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,

New York, NY, B.F.A., 1993

 

New World School of the Arts, Miami, Fl., H.S., 1989

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

Desplazamiento, Museo Moderno de Art y Diseño Contemporáneo,

San José, Costa Rica, 2023

Women Hold Up Half the Sky, PEG, Newburyport , MA, 2022

Women Artist, Leonardo Rodriguez Collection, MOCAA, Miami , FL, 2020

Solo Exhibition, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2019

"GRAVITY", Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA, 2019

 

"Dialogue", Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, 2018

“High Frequencies”, Milander Art Center, Miami, FL, 2017

National Association of Women Artists Member Show, NY, NY, 2016

“Incarnate“ Two Person Show, Gallery Z, Lowell, Ma., 2016

 

“The Human Condition", Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, Ma., 2015

 

Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, Ma., 2015

 

“Cultural Immigrants", Chelmsford Gallery, Chelmsford, Ma., 2015

 

"Unified Dissonance", Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, Ma., 2014

 

"Annual Juried Exhibit", Whistler Museum of Art, Lowell, Ma., 2014

 

SOBO Art Center, Winter Garden, Fl. 2013

 

Platform Art Annual Exhibition, Lakeland, Fl., 2013

 

Jasper Gallery, Daytona Beach, Fl., 2013

 

Vargas Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Fl., 2012

 

Beck’s Artist Exhibition, Wynwood, Fl., 2011

 

Artisan Series, Wynwood, Fl., 2011

 

Sister Cities International Artist Showcase, Miami Beach, Fl., 2011

 

Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery, Coconut Grove, Fl., 2011

 

S0HO Art Pavillion, Miami Design District, Fl., 2010

Arteamerica, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fl., 2010

 

Ara Gallery , Color y Símbolos de lo Sagrado, Coral Gables, Fl., 2002

Ara Gallery Cultural Center, “el”, Coral Gables, Fl., 2002

 

Art Cartagena, Museo Naval de Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia, 2000

 

Collective Exhibition, Colombian Consulate, Coral Gables, Fl., 2000

 

Collective Exhibition, La Palette Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl., 2000

 

“Símbolos del 2000”, Jorge Sorí Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl., 2000

 

Lenny Krawitz, Auction for Kids 2000, Miami Beach, Fl., 1999

 

Collective Exhibition, Colombian Consulate, Coral Gables, Fl., 1999

 

Nashville Museum of Art, Collective Exhibition, Nashville, TN,. 1998

 

Collective Exhibition, Colombian Consulate, Coral Gables, Fl., 1998

 

“Dimensions”, Colombian Fine Arts Foundation, Coral Gables, Fl., 1998

 

"Dialogo”, Colombian Fine Arts Foundation, Coral Gables, Fl., 1998

 

Street Dance Factory, Collective Exhibition, Coral Gables, Fl., 1997

 

“Dreams”, Collective Exhibition, Coral Gables, Fl., 1997

 

Benefit Auction, Colombian Consulate, Coral Gables, Fl., 1997

Goya Exhibition, The Cooper Union Great Hall Gallery, NY, NY 1993

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Exhibition, Conant Gallery Gallery, Groton, MA, 2020

Intersectionality, MOCAA, Miami, FL, 2018

Solo Exhibition,“Archetypes”, Galatea Gallery, Boston, Ma., 2016

Solo Exhibition, Galeria Real, San Jose, Costa Rica. 2006

Solo Exhibition, Colombian Consulate, Coral Gables, Fl., 2004

La Boheme, Coral Gables, Fl., 16/2002

Solo Exhibition,Union Planters Bank, Coral Gables, Fl., 2001

 

Solo Exhibition, Calle Ocho, Cultural Friday, Miami, Fl, 2001

Solo Exhibition, Colombian Consulate, Coral Gables, Fl., 1994

 

Solo Exhibition, The Cooper Union Great Hall Gallery, NY, NY 1993

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

 

El Planeta, Boston's Latino Daily, April 19 2022

Nagari Magazine, November 2022

Memorias en Transición. Obra plástica de Angela Alés. 

The Harvard Advocate, March 2019

 

Torosiete Magazine, January 2019, Volume 3

 

New York City Public Schools chooses

"Building a Nation" as part of their Civics Curriculum. 2018

 

El Heraldo, Gente Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia, 2011

El Nuevo Herald (Especial), Miami, (8/24/2002)

 

Diccionario Internacional De Arte (2000)

 

Arte America, Miami, Fl. (1999)

 

L’Art, Miami, Fl. (1999)

 

El Nuevo Herald, Galería, Miami, Fl., (09/1999)

 

El Nuevo Herald, Galería, Miami, Fl., (05/1999)

 

Imagen Latino Americana, Miami, Fl (1994)

 

“Lea” Magazine, Miami, Fl. (1994)

 

“Come to Learn, Leave to Lead”, NY (1994)

 

“Chronicle of Higher Education”, Washington, D.C., 1993

 

El Heraldo, Colombia Cultural, Barranquilla, Colombia, 1992

AWARDS

 

Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship 2022 Finalist

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