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Angela Mia, NSS, ARCLM, AWA



Freedom of spirit is my work's purpose; to uplift and inspire feelings of pure love and joy. My fulfillment as an artist is complete if I feel that my sculpture stirs or awakens personal emotion in the hearts of its viewers.

As I sculpt, I listen to an enduring memory of my own experiences. Each sculpture begins as dramatic light and shadows over form. Unique details then deliver a responding body that listens as a live face does.

Upon signing my works in clay, it is difficult to resist the thrill of creation...I have a strong sense that nothing is finalized; it continues to develop and grow, as do our children. I feel the spirit of life itself is emanating from the sculpture.

Because of the passion that inspires my sculpting, I hope to transmit a complexity of emotions to those who contemplate my work.

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Exalting the human spirit through expressive faces and natural body movement has become the recognized trademark of Angela Mia’s figurative bronze sculpture. Her work’s greatest inspiration is the ever-changing individuality of her children.

Her new jewelry line, Angela Mia Jewelry: The Art of Inner Beauty, is a collection of sculpted jewelry pieces that she created using both the stories and compositional elements of some of her most celebrated sculptures.  The jewelry is cast in bronze, finished in 18K gold or silver plating, and hand painted with colored enamel. They are sculpted stories that will elegantly adorn and inspire conversation.





Angela graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Madrid, Spain. She is an Elected Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, a Master Signature member of American Women Artists, and was named a Living Master by the internationally prestigious ARC (Art Renewal Center). Major awards include Best in Show and Best 3D Work by AWA and The Purchase Award by the ARC Museum. Her sculptures are installed in numerous universities, hospitals, public parks and city plazas throughout the USA and privately collected throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Dubai, India, China, and Japan.

Angela cofounded FLITE (Friends Lifting Individuals To Empowerment), a non-forprofit that helps artists help those in need:  www.flitetofreedom.com



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Public Commissions and Installations


May 2022    Emily Ann Park, Wimberley, TX
May 2021    Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee, WI
Jan 2019 & May 2020    Rotary Sculpture Garden, Joplin, Missouri
May 2020   Enchanted Princess Cruise Ship by Holland America
September 2019    Chiba University, Kaschiva-shi Chiba, Japan
July 2018    Stonebrook Business Park, Frisco, Texas
June 2018    Main Marketplace, Little Elm, Texas
June 2018    NW Arkansas Children's Hospital, Fayetteville, Arkansas
March 2018    USA Children's and Women's Hospital, Mobile, Alabama
November 2017    Hedemarken Friskole, Adalsbruk, Norway
November 2017    BancFirst, Edmond, Oklahoma
May 2016    CityLine, Dallas, Texas
November 2015    BancFirst, Edmond, Oklahoma
January 2014    University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas
September 2013    Little Rock Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 2012    Beatrice Community Hospital, Nebraska
October 2011    Stillwater Center for Domestic Violence, Oklahoma
September 2011    Bergstrom Corporation, Neenah, Wisconsin
March 2009    City of Sheridan Public Arts, Wyoming
January 2008    Claxton Elementary School, Greensboro, North Carolina
October 2007    Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
September 2007    Cattle Barons-American Cancer Society, Plano, Texas
February 2007    Lena Pope Home, Fay Jones Plaza, Fort Worth, Texas
December 2006    Seabridge Marketplace, Oxnard, California
November 2006    Hackberry Creek Park, Highland Park (Dallas), Texas
September 2006    Steam Pump Village, Tucson, Arizona
April 2005    Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso, Texas
February 2005    Santa Ana Courthouse, Orange County, California
June 2003    Las Palmas Marketplace, El Paso, Texas
January 2003    The Highlands of Flower Mound, Texas
October 2002    Candlelighters Foundation, El Paso, Texas
September 2001    Plaza El Paseo Shopping Ctr, Laguna Beach, California
September 2000    Chapel Hill Lifestyle Center, Fort Worth, Texas
October 1999    Huebner Oaks Lifestyle Center, San Antonio, Texas
July 1997    FEMAP Foundation Hospital, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
 


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Museum Exhibitions, Juried Shows, and wards



2022    Alfrieda Montana Memorial Award, 89th Anuual Juried Exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art Association
Second Place Award for Sculpture, The American Artists Professional League Spring Show
Elected Fellow of the National Sculpture Society
National Sculpture Society's People's Choice Award for 2021, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina
Award of Excellence, Lifting the Sky AWA Exhibition
Celebration:  Curated exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, TX
The International Artists Professional League 93rd Grand National Exhibition
Sculpture in the Park Annual Juried Art Show, Loveland, CO
San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX
National Sculpture Society's People's Choice Award for 2020, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina
The International Artists Professional League 92nd Grand National Exhibition
National Sculpture Society's 87th Annual Awards Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina
Looking West Exhibiton, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO
Performance in Sculpture, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Florida
Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2018-2019 International Salon Finalist
Best in Show Award, Texas Visual Arts Association, Dallas, TX
Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum, Stockton, California
Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2017-2018 International Salon Finalist
Under a Vast Sky: Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2016-2017 International Salon Finalist
Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2015-2016 International Salon Competition Honorable Mention
American Women Artists Signature Bronze Medal
Season Performance in Sculpture, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Florida
Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2014-2015 International Salon Competition Honorable Mention
Sculpture at the River Market, Little Rock, Arkansas
Art in the Square, Southlake, Texas
Performance in Sculpture, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Florida
American Women Artists National Juried Competition
National Sculpture Society Straz Center Exhibition, Tampa, Florida
ArtCAN  Juried Exhibition, Atlanta Ballet Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Award of Merit - American Women Artists National Juried Competition, Fredericksburg, Texas
Cottonwood Art Festival, Richardson, Texas
Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2012-2013 International Salon Competition Finalist
American Women Artists National Juried Competition, Tubac: Best in Show and Best 3-D Work
National Sculpture Society’s 79th Annual Awards Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina
Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2011-2012 International Salon Competition Purchase Award
Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2011-2012 International Salon Competition Honorable Mention
Art Renewal Center (ARC) names Angela a Living Master.
43rd Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair by The Guild of Artists and Artisans, Ann Arbor, Michigan
American Women Artists National Juried Competition, Dallas, Texas




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Education


1992 BFA, Summa Cum Laude, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
1990-1992 University of Madrid, Spain, Undergraduate Student Exchange
1992-1993 University of Madrid, Spain, Post-graduate
2000-2005 Artist Workshops in Loveland, CO and Richard MacDonald Studio, Carmel, CA.




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