Angela Fraleigh

The Bones of Us Hunger for Nothing

January 16 - March 2, 2018

"My work is about how meaning gets made. I'm interested in how narratives become dominant, how power structures evolve, and what roles pop culture, literature, and art history play into this."

Angela Fraleigh

The Bones of Us Hunger for Nothing, Angela Fraleigh - Oil on canvas

In this exhibition, Angela Fraleigh reimagines the role of women as they have been depicted in art history, literature, and media. She reaches through the depths of centuries-old and often patriarchal tradition to breathe new agency into her female subjects. The grade scale works feature luxurious depth that makes them sometimes Edenic, sometimes mystical, but always breathtaking.

Fraleigh earned her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from Boston University. She is the Chair of Studio Art at Moravian College. She currently lives and works in New York, NY and Allentown, PA.

Fraleigh has been awarded numerous grants, residencies, and other recognitions including:

  • Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship
  • CORE Artist in Residence Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts
  • Eliza Randall Prize at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts
  • CACHH, Individual Artist Grant Fellowship, Houston, TX
  • Faculty Research and Development Grant at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
  • Artist in Residence at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  • Artist in Residence at Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium
  • Artist in Residence at Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain
  • Artist in Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
  • Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, TX (deferred)
  • Studio member at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
  • Nomination - Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
  • Nomination - Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant