Angela Fraleigh: With Ready Eyes

Angela Fraleigh earned her MFA from Yale University School of Art and her BFA from Boston University. Her solo exhibitions include Hirschl & Adler Modern and PPOW Gallery in New York, Inman Gallery in Houston, TX, Peters Projects in Santa Fe, NM and James Harris Gallery in Seattle, WA.

Fraleigh has created site-specific solo projects for the Edward Hopper House Museum, the Vanderbilt Mansion Museum, the Everson Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum and the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Her work is included in Gilded: Contemporary Artists Explore Value & Worth at the Weatherspoon Art museum; traveling to The Hood Art Museum and Hunter Art Museum. Her work can be found in museum collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and she has been the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Yale University Alice Kimball English grant, The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Brooklyn, NY, The CORE program in Houston, TX and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE among others. She currently lives and works in New York, NY and Allentown, PA where she is a Professor at Moravian University.

“What if the female characters we’ve come to know from art history-the lounging odalisques, the chorus that whispers in the background-present more than a voyeuristic visual feast? What if these characters embody a flickering of female power at work? Can we see these passive characters as subversive and powerful? And if we do, how might it affect women today and of the future?” – Angela Fraleigh