Angela Fraleigh


The paintings of New York-based artist Angela Fraleigh question the social issues of beauty, class and gender. Ambiguous figures occupy space bound in tension as they struggle for power within their surrounding environments. The artist’s formal process of painting allows the figures to be dominated by a wash of seductive intensity that captures the passion of her subjects. “If not, winter” is the title of a current exhibition that features four large-scale paintings and several figurative watercolors at the James Harris Gallery in Seattle. Fraleigh is a graduate of both the Yale University School of Art (MFA, 2003) and Boston University (BFA, 1998). The artist was nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (2005) and received the Eliza Randall Prize at the Glassell School of Art (2004, 2005) in Houston, Texas.