Angela Willetts works across disciplines, recording performative gestures in search of connection, using video, drawing, textiles, and installation. Her practice is one of open-ended dialogue with materials and environments (and occasionally people).
Woven through her work is a desire to expose the creative process itself – the mess, doubt, mystery, joy, failure, courage, and surrender required to move from the known through the unknown. Her investigations are informed by ideas of co-becoming and Entanglement that emerged from New Materialist perspectives and Object-Oriented Ontology. They are also informed by Phenomenology, the spirit of Buster Keaton, and motherhood.
Willetts’ has attended residencies at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Kala Art Institute, New Roots Foundation in Guatemala, The Post Contemporary, and the Vermont Studio Center. She was also the recipient of a graduate fellowship from Headlands Center for the Arts.
Her work has been exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum, the Manetti Shrem Museum, Embark Gallery, Aggregate Space, Verge Center for the Arts, VTape (Canada) and the Skowhegan Gallery (NYC) among others. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cambridge (UK), and her MFA from the University of California, Davis.