Graphite on mulberry paper
12 x 9 in
Angela Conant is an artist, curator, and educator in Brooklyn, NY. Her work in sculpture, painting, and video abstracts bodily form and addresses the transformative effect that representation (in art, written language and journalism) has on cultural perception. She studies art made as a means of survival.
Marble sculptures act as matrices: she takes rubbings of her carvings, which yield bodies of work on paper. Her own sculptures and paintings function as props and characters in her video work, which parodies science fiction, gender roles and news media.
Her practice encompasses curating as well as collaboration on artist-run projects.
Conant’s work has been exhibited at Electronic Arts Intermix (New York City), EFA Project Space (New York City), Planthouse (New York City), SPRING/BREAK art show (New York City); Glasshouse Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Interstate Projects (Brooklyn, NY); the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE), Neter (Mexico City, MX), The Sunview Luncheonette (Brooklyn, NY), ICA Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), La Mama Gallery (New York City), SARDINE (Brooklyn, NY), Galerie René Blouin (Montreal, QC), Agency (Brooklyn, NY) and Assembly Room (New York City). She has spoken at Boston University's School of Fine Art and at New York Foundation for the Arts, and was awarded a Critical Writing residency at Recess (New York City) in 2013, an Artist Residency at the Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) in 2014, and is a 2019 Home School Hudson participant. In 2007, she co-founded The Gowanus Studio Space, an artist-run collaborative in Brooklyn where she served as Artistic Director until 2014. She earned a BFA in Painting from Boston University in 2004 and an MFA in Art Practice from School of Visual Arts in 2013. She was a 2020 Shandaken Paint School Fellow, and is pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Curatorial Studies from Hunter College.