Angielena Chamberlain

Medium:
Painting & Print Making

Making art is a meditation in how to stop time, while in the process of creating, I feel no hunger, no stress and no time passing..in a way I have stopped time and the craziness that is this world.

angielenabiopicgramshatI have a very vivid dream world and most of my imagery for paintings and prints come from my dreams. The psychological element of the imagery is sometimes very subtle, sometimes it literally flies in your face quite literally.

Art and the process of creating is one of the great healers of our time, children creating art haven’t a care in the world. I think the world could use more of that.

~Angielena Chamberlain

Angielena Chamberlain received her BFA in Printmaking and Painting at Cornish College in 2006. Later that year she attended Universidad Karlova in the Czech Republic to study global leadership and nonprofit development. In May 2007, Chamberlain founded the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center, which provides artists with workplaces and teaching opportunities. Inspired by humor, psychology, nature and dream imagery, Angielena continues to create large-scale oil paintings and German Expressionist inspired prints.

Painter and print-maker Angielena Chamberlain received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and her Certificate of Graduation in Global Leadership and Non-profit Development from Universidad Karlova in Prague, Czech Republic.

She received numerous educational honors and scholarships, including the President’s Scholarship for high achievement at Cornish College and a scholarship from The Global Leadership Institute.

Chamberlain founded the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center in mid 2007. The Center has become a pillar of creative rejuvenation within the Seattle Art scene. The Center was relocated in June of 2012 to the lovely 1904 former hotel located in the heart of Georgetown. The Center now houses 15 artists and a lovely new printmaking facility.

Her work has been featured in many shows and exhibitions, the most recent of which include:

2013
Ascension / Descension
Solo show of large oil paintings
Palace Gallery of the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center

Teen after school program focused on printmaking begins
“Teens thinking outside the box” focused on providing free arts programing to underserved teens of the South end of Seattle

2012
Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center becomes a fiscally sponsored partner organization with Shunpike Seattle.
GACC moves into its new home , The Fred Marino building June of 2012

2010 -11
Angielena continues to work with teens and as Director of the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center.
Group show for Art on the Ridge Gallery
Solo show of The Circus Series All City Coffee in Georgetown

2009
Group show at COCA Seattle East Meets West
Group show at Arts West Playhouse I am Woman

2008
March Art Attack – Solo show of paintings at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown
March Art Attack – Solo show of prints at Belle Vitale in Georgetown

2007
New paintings at Bella Vitale Gallery in the Georgetown Art and Garden Walk in Georgetown, Seattle
The Elysian Fields in Pioneer Square, Seattle
Sponsor group show with resident artists, Georgetown Art Center, Seattle
Solo show oil paintings at Georgetown Art Center, Seattle
Solo show in the Rosen Gallery at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle

Grants and in kind donations received
Super 8 film festival grant 2009
Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs youth art grant 2012

Other notes of achievement
Chamberlain served as Assistant creative designer with Cornish College design team for the design and implementation of the Denny Triangle Bus stop in 2006, and helped with installation of COCA Seattle’s East meets West show in December of 2009. She has also worked as Head Curator and Director at the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center and Bella Vitale Studio in Georgetown since August of 2007, assisted on the Artopia event staff (2010) and worked as Main MC and musical stage manager for The United Artists of Georgetown Winter Arts Celebration.