Angela Fraleigh's (born 1976, Beaufort, SC) paintings mine the history of academic and avant-garde painting, and most recently, her practice has become site-specific in nature and has led to collaboration with institutions to mine invisible histories or dormant narratives in their collection. Her work explores themes such as gender, sexuality, femininity, and power dynamics, in a style that weaves together realism and abstraction in lush and complex works, ranging from intimate portraits to monumental figure paintings that reimagine women’s roles in art history, literature, and contemporary media.
Angela Fraleigh earned a BFA from Boston University in 1998 and an MFA from Yale University in 2003. She has exhibited widely at numerous venues including P.P.O.W. Gallery and Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Rachael Cozad Fine Art, Kansas City, MO, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA, Inman Gallery Houston, TX, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX. Fraleigh has been nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany grant, was awarded the Yale University Alice Kimball English Travel Grant as well as several international artist-in-residence programs, including the CORE program, MFAH, TX, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE and Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium.
Fraleigh lives and works in New York, NY, and Allentown, PA.