About the Artist

Angela Faustina in her studio at the MIRA Artist Residency, 2011.
Angela Faustina and her Melagrana (Pomegranate) IX oil painting on canvas in her studio at MIRA: International Residency for Artists in Martignano, Italy, in 2011.
About The Artist

Angela Faustina’s sticky-sweet oil paintings transform glistening fruit into its own unique world. Capturing perfectly ripe, juicy fruit flesh in each brushstroke, her artwork focuses on the beauty and vibrancy of life. These paintings are bright, lively, intimate, and bold as hell. Walking the line between realism and idealism, these are not your traditional still life paintings. 

Close-cropped but not confined, Faustina’s fruit is a complex landscape that serves as a bridge from the universal to the personal. Magnifying often overlooked and minute details, textures, and patterns beneath the peel parallels the heightened awareness and attention that her body demands due to her lupus. The dichotomy between vibrant color and delicate intricacies of her fruit paintings echoes the strength and fragility inherent to chronic illness. 

Although the fruit is presented in an original way, the common subject matter represents a universally shared experience that spans borders, religion, and culture. Due to her fresh take on the genre and the universal appeal of her subject matter, Faustina’s artwork has been collected and exhibited for 16 years in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Her mouth-watering murals are on view in America’s vibrant southeastern cities, including Atlanta, GA, and St. Petersburg, FL. Educators around the world include her artwork in their still life and photorealism curricula. Faustina is represented by Signet Contemporary Art in London, England, and The Loft in Marietta, GA. 

Faustina grew up in South Florida but has been proudly calling the Atlanta area home since 2015. She graduated summa cum laude with concentrations in Studio Art and History from New College of Florida in Sarasota, FL, while completing additional coursework at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota and Parsons: The New School for Design in New York, NY.

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Selected Exhibitions

Angela Faustina is represented by Signet Contemporary Art in London, England, UK, and The Loft in Marietta, Georgia, USA.

2024

UPCOMING: Anniversary Exhibition, The Loft, Marietta, GA. Opens August 2024.

UPCOMING: Annual Signet Summer Exhibition, Signet Contemporary Art, London, UK. Opens July 2024.

UPCOMING: Refresh Spring Exhibition, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Opens March 2024.

ONE BY ONE invitational exhibition, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Opens January 2024.

2023

Anniversary Exhibition, The Loft, Marietta, GA.

Annual Signet Summer Exhibition, Signet Contemporary Art, London, UK.

ONE BY ONE invitational exhibition, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2022

Seasons ChangingCat Eye Creative, Atlanta, GA.

Conjure group exhibition, The Loft, Marietta, GA.

Absolutely Relative, FreeMarket Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

SIX BY SIX, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Elemental: Anniversary Exhibition, The Loft, Marietta, GA.

Annual Signet Summer Exhibition, Signet Contemporary Art, London, UK.

PAPER TRAIL invitational exhibition, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Postcard Pinup group exhibition, MINT, Atlanta, GA.

ONE BY ONE invitational group exhibition, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

2021

The Greatest Gift invitational group exhibition, Cat Eye Creative, Atlanta, GA.

NUDE group exhibition, MIZE Gallery, St. Pete. FL.

We See You invitational group exhibition, Cat Eye Creative, Atlanta, GA.

ONE BY ONE invitational group exhibition, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

ARTWALK monthly curated group exhibition, The Loft, Marietta, GA.

2020

PAPER TRAIL invitational exhibition, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

In the Clouds group exhibition, MIZE Gallery, St. Pete. FL.

Virtually Close – Socially Distant Virtual Reality art exhibition, Cat-Eye Creative.

Lovers Only, FreeMarket Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

ARTWALK monthly curated group exhibition, The Loft, Marietta, GA.

2019

Indulge: A Feast for the Eyes, Soft Water Studios, St. Petersburg, FL.

12×12, The Stockroom, Sydney, AUS.

Affordable Art Fair Singapore, Signet Contemporary Art, Singapore City, SGP.

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.

2018

SHINE Mural Festival Exhibition, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL.

RIPE, solo exhibition, gallery43.2, Marietta, GA.

ARTWALK monthly curated group exhibition, gallery43, Roswell, GA.

For the Love of Art PopUp Show, The Brickyard, Marietta, GA.

2017

Various monthly curated group exhibitions including Bare, Remix, Emerge, Branded, and Wonder, gallery43, Roswell, GA.

2016

From the Garden juried three person 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 solo exhibition presented by Sarasota Orchestra, Harmony Gallery, Sarasota, FL.

2015

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.

2014

Landscape, BlueLucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.

BIKE, BlueLucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.

Femme Fantasy Juried Exhibition, Soft Water Studios, St. Petersburg, FL.

2013

Simply Original Juried Exhibition, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

2012

Angela Faustina, solo exhibition, Colorida Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal.

2011

Angela Faustina, solo exhibition, HEA 180, Lecce, Italy.

MIRA Art Residency Collettiva d’Arte, three person exhibition, La Galleria Scaramuzza Arte Contemporanae, Lecce, Italy.

MIRA Artist Residency Presents, three person exhibition, Piazza della Republica, Martignano (LE), Italy.

2009

Transience, Fragmentation, and Fruit: Artwork by Angela Faustina, solo exhibition, 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.

2008

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.

2007

Student Art Show, Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL.

Open Studio Exhibition, Parsons: The New School for Design, New York, NY.

2006

“12 by 12” juried exhibition, Isermann Gallery, Sarasota, FL.

Selected Press
Marietta Daily Journal front page news article about Angela Faustina painting Peach III mural on Marietta Square for the M2R Trailfest, sponsored by Nature's Pick Market.
Angela Faustina painting her PEACH III mural on the front page of the Marietta Daily Journal.

Adron McCann, “Speaking of the Arts: Angela Faustina,” NPR WABE/90.1 radio interview on City Lights segment, January 12, 2022, Atlanta, GA.

Cecilia Brumley & Bernie Delinski, “Have you seen it?“, Shoals Woman Magazine, August 2021.

Bernie Delinski, “Atlanta artist sees fruits of her labor with downtown Florence mural“, The Times Daily, June 15, 2021.

Aileen Farshi, “Today in street art: Angela Faustina’s mouthwatering murals grew from still-lifes” interview, ArtsATL, April 23, 2020.

Best of Cobb 2020 Nominees: Artists“, Cobb Life Magazine, January 2020.

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.

Barone, Marcella. “La Galleria Scaramuzza Arte Contemporanea di Lecce ospita l’ultima mostra di MIRA,” Futuratv.it, 28 October 2011.
Mira Art Residency: dal 28 ottobre al 7 novembre,” Il Paese Nuovo, 27 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.

Murals

2021

246′ long commission by the City of Florence, Alabama.

2019

OuterSpace Project at PATH400, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA.

Jen’s Zen Den at Camp Barney Medintz, Cleveland, GA.

2018

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.

Selected Special Projects

Book Cover: Ripe by Sarah Rose Etter, published by Scribner Books, design by Natatlia Olbinski featuring POMEGRANATE LIV, 2023.

Featured Artist: Marietta Arts Council’s M2R TrailFest Opening Ceremony + Muralist Meet & Greet, Marietta, GA, 2022.

Featured Artist: Drink & Doodle vols. 60, 64, 66, 67, 73, 94, 96, and 98, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2019 – 2022.

Featured Artist: Limited edition fine art print, The Print Shop at Ponce City Market and The Print Shop Pop Up at Hotel Collee, Atlanta, GA, 2021.

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.

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: PeachDish Artist Series, 2018.

Featured Artist: Marietta Arts Council M2R Trailfest mural, Marietta, GA, 2018.

Featured Artist: Stacks Square Mural Project, Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

Featured Artist: ArtForCharity.org non-profit organization. 100% of art merchandise profits go toward charities like Lupus Foundation of America, 2018-2020.

Selected Awards, Artist Talks, & Residencies

Award: Best Book Cover of 2023 from Electric Literature for Ripe by Sarah Rose Etter, published by Scribner Books, design by Natatlia Olbinski featuring POMEGRANATE LIV, 2023.

Award: Georgia Visual Artists Grant. The Judith Alexander Foundation, 2020.

Nominee: Best Artist, Cobb County. Cobb Life Magazine, January 2020.

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.

Selected Experience

Art Director and Instructor. Camp Barney Medintz, Cleveland, Georgia, 2008, 2010-2012, 2018, 2019.

Private Art Instructor. 2016 – 2019.

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.

Education

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

Additional Coursework

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