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Brianna Angelakis (b. 1990) is an American artist. She was born in Massachusetts and moved to New Hampshire during her early teen years. She graduated summa cum laude (4.0 GPA) from Flagler College located in St. Augustine, Florida, in the Spring of 2013 with a B.A. in Fine Arts, a B.A. in English, and a minor in Illustration. She also graduated as both the Fine Arts Department and English Department's Distinguished Student Award Recipient for the 2012-2013 school year. She will be returning to Flagler College in the Fall of 2013 as an alumnus to complete her BFA in Fine Arts.
Angelakis' artworks have been exhibited in various galleries and museums located throughout north and central Florida including the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens. She has shown nationally including cities such as San Francisco, CA, Minneapolis, MN, and Baton Rouge, LA. She has been published in Blick's Studio Catalogue, making her a Blick Featured Artist. Additionally, her works have been published internationally through print and online magazines including PoetsArtists Magazine, MISC Magazine, and the cover story for Northeast Florida's Magazine, Folio Weekly. She's also been published in books such as Semi-Permanent and Creative Quarterly. She was recently featured on websites such as BOOOOOOOM, Empty Kingdom, Semi-Permanent, and BLUECANVAS. Most recently she was selected as an IlluXCon Scholarship winner for 2013.
Angelakis currently lives and works in Ormond Beach, Florida.Artist Statement:
My understanding as a female in society fuels the content of my work. I juxtapose the female figure with the wildness of nature to convey a sense of female power. I am greatly influenced by works of literature that represent the female through supernatural imagery. I expand the Romantic idea of nature as a sublime element, emphasizing the weather, and other natural phenomenon, so as to expose the disorderly freedom of the natural world. The unruly landscape mirrors the mysterious female figure. Furthermore, I represent the figure in an isolated environment, with a strong gaze toward the viewer. My cool color palette assists in creating a mood that reflects the dismal emotion of the figure. The melancholic expressions of the figure, combined with natural phenomenon, convey a sense of intrigue. All of these decisions allow me to engage the viewer with sensual wonder and emotion.