SNAPline featured artist: Angela Snieder
Angela Snieder is a visual artist working in print-media, photo-based printmaking, and installation. Her practice explores relationships between physical and psychological spaces, and the transformative potential of contemplative attention. She holds a BFA from York University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Alberta. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with upcoming solo shows at Alberta Printmakers (Calgary 2019) and Martha Street Studio (Winnipeg 2019). A series of her photo-print work will be exhibited this June in the upcoming group show Proof 25 at Gallery 44 in Toronto. This summer she will be completing a collaborative residency with Morgan Wedderspoon at St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, NL. Angela currently lives and teaches in Edmonton at the University of Alberta and at the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP), where she makes her work.
In the edition made for SNAPline, I draw from historical and contemporary photography, print-media, and theatre/film traditions; namely through my use of the diorama. In making this image and other sculpturally based print works, I look for a feeling of the photographed space being somewhere between concealing itself and giving itself away. I am motivated to create photographic images that elicit feelings of familiarity but that also contain areas that seem obscure or inaccessible. Constructing dioramas allows me to play with the photograph’s capacity for deception while also thinking about the ways uncertainty and surprise are inherent to our personal experiences of the world.
To see more of Angela’s work, visit: www.angelasnieder.com
Front Cover: Angela Snieder, Unearth (detail), 2018, Photopolymer Print, chine collé, 4 ½ x 7” (image), 8 x 10”