Angela Alés is an artist born in Barranquilla, Colombia, of Andalusian and Lebanese descent. Alés moved to the United States in 1984 and graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York City. She received her MFA from the Miami International University of Art and Design. She is a dedicated student of philosophies and world religions and her spirituality has emerged as central themes in her work. She has participated in over 30 collective and individual exhibitions in the US and Central and South America.
For most of her artistic life, Angela’s art work has been the storyteller of my spiritual search. Since 2010, her work has been gradually moving into a more carnal expression, still, remaining faithful to her truth; we are spiritual beings in a carnal experience. She explores not just the flesh, but that of the canvas as well. Angela can manipulate the surface and different textures, but the figure is still present in a some abstract way. She not need to be so literal with the human form.