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Bio:

Angela Alés, of Andalusian and Lebanese heritage, originally from city of Barranquilla, Colombia, embarked on a transformative journey in 1984, making the United States her new home. 

With her artistic foundations laid at the prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, Alés furthered her commitment to the Arts by earning a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Miami International University of Art and Design.

Merging Magic Realism and Surrealism, her art invites viewers into a realm of introspection. Embracing Automatism, she intertwines the conscious and unconscious mind, crafting thought-provoking and deeply personal artwork. Her work can be found across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Australia.  

In her artistic exploration, Alés delves into profound socio-political themes, drawing from her experiences as a Latin American, an immigrant, and a woman. Her visual narratives serve as a reflections of the human condition, inviting viewers to explore identity amid the intricate intersections of culture.

 

As Angela Alés continues in her artistic journey, her commitment to authenticity and the exploration of the subconscious and shadow aspects of the human experience remains steadfast. Her work stands as a testament to the transformative power of art, inspiring a profound understanding of our shared humanity.

Angela Alés, de ascendencia andaluza y libanesa, originaria de la ciudad de Barranquilla, Colombia, emprendió un viaje transformador en 1984, haciendo

de los Estados Unidos su nuevo hogar.

Con sus fundamentos artísticos establecidos en la prestigiosa Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art en la ciudad de Nueva York, Alés profundizó su compromiso artísticos al obtener una Maestría en Bellas Artes de la Universidad Internacional de Arte y Diseño de Miami.

Fusionando de manera fluida el realismo mágico y el surrealismo, su arte invita a los espectadores a introspección. Trabajando con el automatismo, entrelaza la mente consciente e inconsciente, creando obras profundas y personales. Su trabajo se puede encontrar en toda América, Europa, África

y Australia.

En su exploración artística, Alés se sumerge en temas sociopolíticos, inspirándose en sus experiencias como latinoamericana, inmigrante y mujer. Sus narrativas visuales sirven como reflexiones de la condición humana, invitando a los espectadores a explorar la identidad en medio de las intrincadas intersecciones culturales.

A medida que Angela Alés continua en su trayectoria artística, su compromiso con la autenticidad y la exploración de los aspectos del subconsciente

y la sombra, de la experiencia humana, permanece inquebrantable. Su obra es un testimonio del poder transformador del arte, inspirando una comprensión profunda de nuestra humanidad.

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

AWARDS

 

Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship 2022 Finalist

Casa Taller El Boga, Artist In Residence, Mompox Colombia, 2024

SVA Artist in Residence, NY, NY, 2024

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

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