Angela Mia
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Angela Mia

Based in Dallas, Texas

Artist’s Statement

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 liveface 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.

Every sculpture I create is an exercise in which I try to stay grounded and centered, not grasping at surface strings that might pull me away from depth. Each sculpture pushes me to reassess how I might bring value to others.

I feel that every semblance of life is unique. Enchanting nuances of character (or spirit) are revealed in the smallest details. Therefore, I delight in creating sculptures that are recognizably and realistically human. It is my hope that grandparents see their grandchildren and adults see their inner child in my work; not necessarily for the features, but for the personality of which the features speak.

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

 

About the Artist

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.

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 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 universities, hospitals, public parks, and city plazas throughout the USA and privately collected throughout the globe.

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 glazes. They are sculpted stories that will elegantly adorn and inspire conversation.