Angela Redmond

MFA, Painting

Artist Statement

My art promotes encouragement in one’s self, resilience, and social justice; insisting on change in stereotypes of cultures through the concept of emotions. I use the psychology of color to emphasize the complexities of human emotions and behaviors. I am compelled by the figure; as I robustly apply the oil paint on the canvas to bring the applied texture to the actual. My family members, friends, and people that I have met along my way are the protagonists within my paintings; bringing a personal element and representation of the black body to each piece. My work is not limited to the voice of one culture, but is speaking to all within our community, our society, our human race; while we respect our differences and honor our similarities.

Biography

Angie Redmond is a Chicago based artist. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting at Northern Illinois University (2021). She received her Master of Science degree in Digital Art from Knowledge Systems Institute in Skokie, IL and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art (emphasizing in oil painting) from Albion College in Albion MI. Her portfolio is focused on oil paintings.

Angie’s artwork has been shown nationally in various museums, galleries, and universities (including Governor’s State University and University of Illinois at Chicago) ranging from Chicago, New York City, Miami, and Michigan. She was a finalist in the first Rush Philanthropies Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in 2010. She also exhibited artwork in the 2015, 2019, and 2020 Museum of Science and Industry’s Black Creativity (winning Best in Show of the 2020 installment. She is also the recipient of theArends Memorial Scholarship, the Olson Memorial Scholarship, the Olson Memorial Painting Scholarship, and the Helen Merritt Art Scholarship from NIU.

Can’t Hide Won’t Hide My Black, 2020
Oil on Canvas, 48″x36″x1.5″

To Do List, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x2″

Sitting and Contemplating, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 48″x36″x1.5″

Anything But Sad, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 36″x36″x1.5″

Here I Come, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 48″x36″x1″

Motivation, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x0.5″

Xs and Os From These Red Bones, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 48″x72″x2″

He Has Your Back and So Do I, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x2″

Tropical Storm, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 24″x18″x0.5″

Making It Work, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x0.5″

Keep Going Girl, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x0.5″

Hang In There Grandma, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x0.5″

Installation View

Angela Redmond

MFA, Painting

Artist Statement

My art promotes encouragement in one’s self, resilience, and social justice; insisting on change in stereotypes of cultures through the concept of emotions. I use the psychology of color to emphasize the complexities of human emotions and behaviors. I am compelled by the figure; as I robustly apply the oil paint on the canvas to bring the applied texture to the actual. My family members, friends, and people that I have met along my way are the protagonists within my paintings; bringing a personal element and representation of the black body to each piece. My work is not limited to the voice of one culture, but is speaking to all within our community, our society, our human race; while we respect our differences and honor our similarities.

Biography

Angie Redmond is a Chicago based artist. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting at Northern Illinois University (2021). She received her Master of Science degree in Digital Art from Knowledge Systems Institute in Skokie, IL and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art (emphasizing in oil painting) from Albion College in Albion MI. Her portfolio is focused on oil paintings.

Angie’s artwork has been shown nationally in various museums, galleries, and universities (including Governor’s State University and University of Illinois at Chicago) ranging from Chicago, New York City, Miami, and Michigan. She was a finalist in the first Rush Philanthropies Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in 2010. She also exhibited artwork in the 2015, 2019, and 2020 Museum of Science and Industry’s Black Creativity (winning Best in Show of the 2020 installment. She is also the recipient of theArends Memorial Scholarship, the Olson Memorial Scholarship, the Olson Memorial Painting Scholarship, and the Helen Merritt Art Scholarship from NIU.

Can’t Hide Won’t Hide My Black, 2020
Oil on Canvas, 48″x36″x1.5″

To Do List, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x2″

Sitting and Contemplating, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 48″x36″x1.5″

Anything But Sad, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 36″x36″x1.5″

Here I Come, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 48″x36″x1″

Motivation, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x0.5″

Xs and Os From These Red Bones, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 48″x72″x2″

He Has Your Back and So Do I, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x2″

Tropical Storm, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 24″x18″x0.5″

Making It Work, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x0.5″

Keep Going Girl, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x0.5″

Hang In There Grandma, 2021
Oil on Canvas, 20″x16″x0.5″

Installation View

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