Introducing BRIANNA Angelakis - Transfixed by beauty, I remain stationary amid the nonsensical world.
"Massive drawings by Brianna Angelakis are absorbing self-portraits, placing the artist among contorted shapes and forms. The graphite work impresses at any distance, and in a statement, the artist explains her pursuit in these portraits and her own state as being 'transfixed by beauty, I remain stationary amid the nonsensical world. Through a metamorphosis, my past failures transform into elements of beauty, as I become a fantastical monument to my vexation, acting within the spectacle of the absurd." by Andy Smith via Hi-Fructose Magazine
Brianna Angelakis (b. 1990) was born in Massachusetts. She moved to New Hampshire during her early teen years and moved to Florida in her late teen years. In 2013, she graduated summa cum laude from Flagler College, located in St. Augustine, FL, with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts, a B.A. in English, and a minor in Illustration. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Florida, located in Gainesville, FL, with her M.F.A. in Art with a focus in Painting and Drawing.
Angelakis' debut solo exhibition, Fairy Tales: The Test of Time, opened on May 10th, 2014 at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and was on view through June 7. Angelakis' artworks have exhibited internationally including cities such as New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; and Frankfurt, Germany. She has exhibited in various galleries and museums located throughout north and central Florida including the Harn Museum of Art and the Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens.
Angelakis is a current an Artist-in-Residence at Manifest Gallery located in Cincinnati, Ohio from July 2017 - June 2018.
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