Changeling, 2012, graphite and oil on canvas board, 16 x 20 in.
Neurasthenia, 2012, graphite and oil on wood, 24 x 24 in.
Artemis On The Hunt, 2012, graphite and oil on wood, 24 x 24 in.
I Am No Bird, 2012, graphite and oil on canvas board, 16 x 20 in.
Corridors, 2012, graphite and oil on canvas board, 16 x 20 in.
The Good Earth, 2012, graphite and oil on canvas board, 16 x 20 in.
The Madwoman In The Attic, 2012, graphite and oil on canvas board, 16 x 20 in.
Saving Fish From Drowning, 2012, graphite and oil on canvas board, 16 x 20 in.
Brianna Marie Angelakis (b. 1990) is an American artist. She was born in Massachusetts and moved to New Hampshire during her early teen years. She moved to Florida at the end of her high school years, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Angelakis currently attends Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. She will graduate in the Spring of 2013 with a B.A. in the Visual Arts, a B.A. in English, and a minor in Illustration. Her approach to artistic expression often emphasizes bright colors, texture, and fluidity. Finding straight lines and structure a confinement, she centralizes on the organic shapes of the natural world, animals, and figures.
Her artistic inspiration stems from her love for literature and poetry in addition to her own experiences as a young woman. She often depicts a narrative which centralizes around the female figure or child figure in nature. Her paintings evoke the strong emotions correlated with romanticism and childhood innocence, elevating the female and child into a sublime, natural world. By isolating her figures, she creates an emotional relationship between the figure and the observer. Angelakis’ color palette assists in creating a mood which reflects the expression of the figure and her organic environment. She paints with oils on the natural fibers of wood, accentuating the romantic and natural aspects of her paintings. The imperfections of the wood remind the observer of the beauty found in nature, assisting in the release of the observer and herself into a natural world of reflection through past memories and experiences.
Angelakis’ artworks have been exhibited in various galleries located throughout north and central Florida including the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens. She will be showing internationally for the first time in Leeds, England this December in an exhibition curated in collaboration with the Bronte Parsonage Museum and Leeds College of Art and Design. Additionally, her works have been published internationally through print and online magazines. She was interviewed most recently for the cover story in Northeast Florida’s Magazine, Folio Weekly. She currently lives and works in northern Florida.