Artist Biography for Angela Milner

Angela Milner is known for her work with Encaustic paint. Milner works instinctively, moving from one idea to another with a great deal of joy in the explorative process. Warm wax pigments are fused together by heat gun or blowtorch to achieve a lush surface of vibrant color and rich texture. She strives for a rendezvous between process and thought, pushing the medium to express an inner visual meaning.

Milner’s latest work relates to a commission she has for a set design
and exhibit on March 9, 2003 for the concert of “Kabbalah Music”
by Laura Wetzler at The Merkin Concert Hall, Abraham Goodman House,
129 W. 67th Street, NYC.

The songs and teachings of the Kabbalah inspire the imagery of her work for this project. The Kabbalah is the Jewish mystical teachings dating back through ancient times.

 
 
   
                 
 
         
                 
  © 2002 Angela Milner
32 Paths of Wisdom - 7 foot round.
Encaustic painting on wood.
     
 
   

Selective Exhibits
Heckscher Museum
Islip Museum
Nassau County Museum
Omni Gallery
Dart Gallery and other galleries throughout Long Island and New York.

Awards
National Association of Women Artists
Heckscher Museum Award
Art Initiatives, “Mass Exposure” Dealer’s Choice

Selective Reviews
My Leisure Time. Com on line review, June, 2001
New York Times, Phyllis Braff, February 2001
New York Times, Phyllis Braff, May 2000
Artspeak, Martin Parson, May 1995

Related Art Experiences
Assistant Professor, Suffolk Community College
CD cover designer for Laura Wetzler, ”Songwriter’s Notebook”
CD cover designer for Laura Wetzler, “Kabbalah Music”
CD cover designer for Herbert Deutsch, “Women in Darkness”

 

Artist’s statement
As a teacher and an artist, I receive great satisfaction from the knowledge that comes with each new piece of art I produce. For me, many of the intrinsic pleasures come from the creative process. Focusing on an idea, I move forward to execute that idea in some meaningful way. In this way, my art becomes a vehicle for expressing a feeling in its most sincere and profound way.

I work instinctively, moving from one idea to another with a great deal of joy in the explorative process. Encaustic painting, the use of beeswax, pigment and varnish is a perfect medium for my way of working. I strive for a rendezvous between process and thought. I ask myself on a regular bases, "What am I trying to say with this image?" I approach my work as a problem solver, pushing the medium to achieve some inner meaning or inner excitement in the image produced. I strive to turn a personal feeling into a visual idea that the viewer can become engaged in. I would like the viewer to question what is visually happening in my work.

Reviews
MyLeisureTime.com , on-line review, June, 2001
The New York Times, Phyllis Braff, February 18, 2001
The New York Times, Phyllis Braff, May 14, 200
The New York Times, Helen Harrison, August 16, 1998
Artspeak, New York, Martin Parson, May 1995
The New York Times, Phyllis Braff, April 24, 1994
Newsday, Elizabeth Wix, May 6, 1994
Newsday, Elizabeth Wix, September 15, 1993
Newsday, Elizbeth Wix, July, 2, 1993
The New York Times, Phyllis Braff, January 17, 1993
Port Washington News, October,1992
Suffolk Life, May 8, 1991
The New York Times , Helen Harrison, January 13, 1991
The Artscene, November, 1990

Selected Reviews
“Perhaps the most intriguing use of light diffusion occurs in Ms. Milner’s

"Alaskan Atoll, an elongated collage that adds irregular chunks of clear plastic to suggest ice crystals imbedded in an illusory body of water.”
Phyllis Braff, The New York Times

“…fragments of perception make up a composite of organic and mechanistic elements, commenting on the dual and sometimes conflicting aspects of
modern life.”
Helen Harrison, The New York Times

[Milner] “…creates a sense of the romantic and poetic and engages the viewer in new ways of reflecting on the world.”
Elizabeth Wix, Newday

Exhibits

Solo Shows
2004 October, Dumbo Open Studio Event, New York City, NY
2003 March, Merkin Hall Gallery, New York City, NY
2001 June, Omni Gallery, Enigmatic images, Uniondale, NY
2001 April, Dart Gallery, “Recent works,” Brooklyn, NY
2000 May, Graphic Eye Gallery, “Waxwork, “ Pt. Washington, NY
1999 June, Heckscher Museum at the Bryant, “Vision and Memory,” Roslyn, NY
1998 June, Graphic Eye Gallery, "Variations", Port Washington, NY
1996 June, Graphic Eye Gallery, “Nature’s Risks”, Port Washington, NY
1995 August, Riverhead Library, Riverhead, NY
1994 April, Graphic Eye Gallery, “Journeys of the Mind”
1993 November, Graphic Eye Gallery, “ Diverse Directions ”
1990 November, Graphic Eye Gallery, Solo Exhibit
1987 April, Graphic Eye Gallery, “ Contrast of Mood in Form” Port Washington, NY
1986 January, Huntington Arts Council Gallery, Huntington, NY
1985 June, Half Hollow Hills Library, “Works on Paper “, Dix Hills, NY

Group Shows
2008 Omni Gallery

2001 June, Nabisco Gallery,” Dissecting the landscape” ,E. Hanover, NJ
2001 March, Omni Gallery, “Mandala”, Uniondale, NY
2000 October, Nassau County Museum, Art Auction, Roslyn NY
2000 May Art Seminar and Auction, Suffolk Academy of Law, LI,NY
1999,1998 September, Suffolk Community College Faculty Show, Brentwood, NY
1999 June, Omni Gallery,”94 Days of Summer,” Hempstead, NY
1999 May, Islip Museum, “Exposed”, Islip, NY
1999,1998 September, Works on Paper/Explored & Defined, Graphic Eye Gallery, Port Washington, NY
1998 April, National Association of Women Artists, New World Art Center, NY
1997 May, Islip Museum, “The Altered Image”, Islip, NY
1997 April, Guild Hall, Member’s Show, East Hampton, NY
1997 January, Graphic Eye Gallery, NY
1996 April, 41st Annual L.I. Art Exhibition, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
1995 October, Suffolk Community College Faculty Show, Brentwood, NY
1995 May, Gallery Swan, Soho, New York City, NY
1995 April, St. Johns University Gallery, National Works on Paper, Jamaica, NY
1995 March, Graphic Eye Gallery, Changing Spaces”, Port Washington, NY
1994 December, Art Initiatives/Mass Exposure ‘94, New York City, NY
1994 November, Suffolk Community College Faculty Show, New York
1994 October, Essex Art Center, Lawrence , Ma.
1994 September, Sedoni Gallery. Huntington, NY
1994 September, Graphic Eye Gallery, Port Washington, NY
1993 September, Graphic Eye Gallery, “Works on Paper:Explored and Defined”,
Port Washington
1993 June, Graphic Eye Gallery, “Waves of Thought “, Port Washington, NY
1993 April, Commack Jewish Y, Art Exhibit, Commack, NY
1992 September, L.I. Craftsmen Guild, Works on Paper, Plandome, NY
1992 September, Shelter Rock Library, Manhasset, NY
1991 March, Heckscher Museum 36th L.I. Artists Exhibit, Huntington, NY
1991 January, The Mari Gallery, Mamaroneck, NY
1991 January, Huntington Art League at Northport Galleries, Huntington, NY
1990 October, Multi - Media Art Forum, Sands Point Preserve, Sands Port, NY
1990 January, Hutchins Gallery, C.W. Post College , Brookville, NY

Awards
1998 National Association of Women Artist Award
1996 Heckscher Museum Award
1994 Art Initiatives, “Mass Exposures” Dealer ‘s Choice, Sarah Greenberg , Black and Greenberg Gallery
1991 Heckscher Museum Award
1986 Huntington Art League
1985 Rockville Center Guild for the Arts, Morgan Award

Contact
Angela Milner
161 West 61 Street, Suite 35C
New York, NY 10023
Studio Telephone:
917-658-6995
angelamilnernyc@gmail.com
AngelaMilner.com

                 
   
   
     
       
   
   
       

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