FROM KOLAJ 34
Angela Piehl’s Artist Portfolio
Embedded in Angela Piehl’s collage is an analysis of popular media. “Magazines continue to possess inherent, suggestive codifications for gender as well as seductive imagery of bourgeois lifestyle and behavior, but the presentation is more nuanced, digitally enhanced, and still residually troubling.” Piehl explains, “Queer Ecology as a field of study considers distinctions such as natural/unnatural, as well as connections between material and cultural aspects of environmental issues. So, I’m interested in finding the edge between what is natural and what is ‘un-natural’ and I’m dealing with sensory information that is simultaneously seductive and repulsive, as well as interpreting emotions relevant to both the sublime and the abject aspects of my particular culture and time in history.” A portfolio of Angela Piehl’s work appears in Kolaj 34.
I’m dealing with sensory information that is simultaneously seductive and repulsive, as well as interpreting emotions relevant to both the sublime and the abject aspects of my particular culture and time in history.
Angela Piehl is an Associate Professor and Area Head of Painting & Drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. Piehl’s work has been shown in solo, group and juried exhibitions across the U.S., as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the New Mexico State University Art Gallery, the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, the Kala Art Institute, and the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The artist is represented by Walker Fine Art in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at www.angelapiehl.com.