Contemporary realism artist Angela Faustina (b. 1986) lives and works in Atlanta, GA, USA. Her sticky-sweet oil paintings transform glistening fruit into its own unique world. Capturing juicy, perfectly ripe pulp in each brushstroke, her work focuses on the beauty and vibrancy of life. The magnified imagery can echo other natural forms and textures, attesting to the interconnection of organic life. Faustina’s paintings are bright, lively, intimate, and bold as hell. Walking the line between realism and idealism, they are not your traditional still life paintings.
Although it’s presented in an original way, the common subject matter represents a shared experience that spans across borders, religion, culture, and even time. Due to her fresh take and universal appeal, Faustina’s artwork has been internationally collected and exhibited since 2006. This year alone her vibrant oil paintings have been shown in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia. Her mouth-watering murals are on view in some of the most vibrant cities of the southeast, including Atlanta and St. Petersburg, FL. She has also worked with brands including Heineken, Atlanta United, and PeachDish. Faustina is represented by Signet Contemporary Art in London, England, UK and The Loft in Marietta, GA.
Faustina graduated summa cum laude from New College of Florida in Sarasota, FL, where she concentrated in Studio Art and History. She completed additional coursework at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota and Parsons: The New School for Design in New York, NY.
Upcoming: Affordable Art Fair Singapore, Signet Contemporary Art, Singapore.
Upcoming: 12×12, The Stockroom, Sydney, AUS.
Paint like a Girl invitational, Facet Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
A New Look, Cat Eye Creative, Atlanta, GA.
Paper Trail invitational exhibition, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, Signet Contemporary Art, Cheltenham, UK.
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Signet Contemporary Art, Hong Kong.
MINI, Mize Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring, Signet Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
ARTWALK monthly curated group exhibition, The Loft, Marietta, GA.
SHINE Mural Festival Exhibition, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL.
ARTWALK monthly curated group exhibition, gallery43 at The Loft, Marietta, GA.
RIPE, gallery43.2, Marietta, GA.*
ARTWALK monthly curated group exhibition, gallery43, Roswell, GA.
For the Love of Art PopUp Show, The Brickyard, Marietta, GA.
Various monthly curated group exhibitions including Bare, Remix, Emerge, Branded, and Wonder, gallery43, Roswell, GA.
From the Garden juried exhibition presented by The City of Norcross, The Rectory, Historic Norcross, GA.***
Open juried exhibition, Kudzu Art Zone Gallery, Historic Norcross, GA.
Ripe: Still Life Paintings by Angela Faustina invitational exhibition presented by Sarasota Orchestra, Harmony Gallery, Sarasota, FL.*
ARTicles: Leslie Curran Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
Garden Art Party, BlueLucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
Art & Soul Benefit Exhibition juried exhibition presented by Business of the Arts of Broward, GalleryOne, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Landscape, BlueLucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
BIKE, BlueLucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
Femme Fantasy Juried Exhibition, Soft Water Studios, St. Petersburg, FL.
Simply Original Juried Exhibition, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.
Angela Faustina, Colorida Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal.*
Angela Faustina, HEA 180, Lecce, Italy.*
MIRA Art Residency Collettiva d’Arte, La Galleria Scaramuzza Arte Contemporanae, Lecce, Italy.***
MIRA Artist Residency Presents, Piazza della Republica, Martignano (LE), Italy.***
Transience, Fragmentation, and Fruit: Artwork by Angela Faustina, Mildred Sainer Arts Pavilion, Sarasota, FL.*
New College of Florida Senior Thesis Art Exhibition, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.
OPEN Art Show, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL.
13: An Art Exhibition featuring the Watershed Collective, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL.
New Editions, Bleu Acier Inc., Tampa, FL.
Yearn, Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
Faces. Spaces. Sound. New College of Florida Thesis Group Show, Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
Printmaking juried exhibition, Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
Student Art Show, Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
Open Studio Exhibition, Parsons: The New School for Design, New York, NY.
“12 by 12” juried exhibition, Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
“Holiday Gift Guide,” Creative Loafing Atlanta, December 2018.
“It’s a wrap! A fine SHINE,” The St. Pete Catalyst, October 12, 2018.
“Here are the new artists for SHINE Mural Festival in St. Petersburg,” Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, October 4, 2018.
“Fall Art Preview,” Tampa Bay Business Journal, September 2018.
“Arts Alliance announces St. Pete SHINE muralists,” Tampa Bay Business Journal, August 30, 2018.
“SHINE ’18: Shorter but bigger, international, inclusive,” The St. Pete Catalyst, August 30, 2018.
“Here are the new artists for SHINE Mural Festival in St. Petersburg,” Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, August 2018.
“Paint the Town: Marietta Brings Blank Walls to Life with Long-Awaited Mural Art,” Cobb Life Magazine, July 2018.
“Local Artist Spotlight: Angela Faustina,” Roswell Magazine, May/June 2018.
“The Atlanta Arts & Culture Weekly Review,” VoyageATL, May 2018.
Guide to Good Times: Official Guide to Roswell, Georgia, City of Roswell, GA, 2018.
“Painting the Town,” Marietta Daily Journal, April 15, 2018.
“Immersive art lines new Marietta trail,” Smoke Signals: North Georgia Arts & Entertainment, April 2018.
“2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Support Atlanta Artists!,” Creative Loafing Atlanta, vol. 47, no. 5, December 2017.
“Local Art Exhibition in Support of Norcross Garden Park,” Norcross News, September 2016.
Patrizia Capoccia, “Mira, a Lecce in mostra I dipinti di Faustina, Lewenz e Hammond,” Il Paese Nuovo, 5 November 2011.
“Artisti internazionali MIRA Residence,” video interview, Eterarte and MIRA: International Residency for Artists, Martignano, Italy, 2011.
“Soggiorno d’arte nel salento narrato da un tris al femminile,” La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, 28 October 2011.
Dario Russo, “Mira Art Residency – Collettiva d’Arte,” Lecce da Fare, 28 October 2011.
Abby Weingarten, “Cultural festival returns to New College’s campus,” The Sarasota-Herald Tribune, 2 April 2009.
Hannah Brown, “The Watershed Collective: An art exhibit at New College,” Catalyst Newspaper, vol. XXVI, no. 2, 18 February 2009.
“Untitled,” Gouie Literary Magazine, vol. 3, Spring 2008.
“Snow,” The Empty Set Literary Magazine, vol. 2, Spring 2007.
OuterSpace Project at PATH400, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA.
Jen’s Zen Den at Camp Barney Medintz, Cleveland, GA.
SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival at Greenbench Brewing, St. Petersburg, FL.
Marietta Trail to River Festival at Kiosco Restaurant, Marietta, GA.
Stacks Squares Mural Project, Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA.
Featured Artist: Outerspace Project mural festival. Atlanta, GA, 2019.
Featured Artist: Heineken’s Man of the Match for Atlanta United, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA. Hand painted Fender guitar presented to the MVP of the last home game of the 2019 season. Atlanta, GA, 2019.
Featured Artist: Drink & Doodle vols. 60, 64, 66, 67, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2019.
Meet the Artist + DRAFTS Host: Green Bench Brewing Co., St. Petersburg, FL, 2019.
Featured Artist: SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival, St. Petersburg, FL, 2018.
Featured Artist: Marietta Arts Council M2R Trailfest mural, Marietta, GA, 2018.
Featured Artist: Stacks Square Mural Project, Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA, 2018.
Artist’s Talk: BRANDED with Craig Ford and James Gilbert. gallery43, Roswell, Georgia, 2017.
Artist’s Talk: METHOD with Sabra Esler, Kyle Hicks, and Beth Bush. gallery43, Roswell, Georgia, 2017.
Artist Residency: Martignano International Residency for Artists, Martignano, Italy, 5 months, 2011.
Artist’s Talk with Tinsley Hammond. Eterarte and MIRA: International Residency for Artists collaborative event, Martignano, Italy, 2011.
Artist’s Talk: Transience, Fragmentation, and Fruit. Mildred Sainer Arts Pavilion, Sarasota, FL, 2009.
Award: NCF Academic Scholarship, New College of Florida, 2005 – 2009.
Award: Bright Futures: Florida Medallion Scholarship, 2005 – 2007.
Award: College Board: AP Scholar with Honor Award, 2005.
Art Director and Instructor. Camp Barney Medintz, Cleveland, Georgia, 2008, 2010-2012, 2018, 2019.
Private Art Instructor. 2016 – present.
Visiting Artist and Instructor. Camp Barney Medintz, Cleveland, Georgia, 2016 and 2017.
Art Instructor. Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross, Georgia, 2016.
Senior Programming Facilitator. Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida, Bradenton, Florida, 2008-2013.
Research Assistant. Ringing Museum of Art, Twentieth Century Japanese Prints Exhibition, 2008.
Research Assistant. New College of Florida, history department, 2007.
New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts summa cum laude
Areas of Concentration: Fine Art, History
Thesis Sponsor: Kim Anderson
Parsons: The New School for Design
SIS: Fine Arts: Advanced Studio Course
Course Instructors: Glenn Goldberg and Sharon Louden
Ringling College of Art and Design