BIO

     Angie Redmond is a Chicago based artist. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting at Northern Illinois University (2021). She received her Masters of Science degree in Digital Art from Knowledge Systems Institute in Skokie, IL and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art (emphasizing in oil painting) from Albion College in Albion MI.  Her portfolio contains both oil paintings and drawings.

     She uses her personal experiences to focus her artwork on various social issues within a culture.  Embracing yourself, being unapologetic about whom you are, and self-encouragement is the focus of her artwork. She illuminates this message by focusing on various social and political issues, i.e. the injustices placed on natural African American hair and our need to celebrate black hair for its distinctiveness and beauty, highlighting the disrespect of the “blackface” imagery where a stereotypical dark-skinned figure with large red lips is used to represent African Americans, and the importance of self-confidence and determination.  

      Angie's artwork has been shown nationally in various museums, galleries, and universities ranging from Chicago, New York City, Miami, and Michigan. She recently had her first solo exhibition at Albion College in Michigan.  She was a finalist in the first Rush Philanthropies Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series.  She also exhibited artwork in the 2019 and 2015 Museum of Science and Industry Black Creativity and was voted winner of the Ultimate Painting Chicago Live Painting Competition in 2015.

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