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Marlene Angeja lives and works in Oakland, California. Her abstract paintings, videos and books sometimes reference literature, landscape or politics but often have no overt reference. Their primary concern is the relationship between marks, shapes and color. She completed her MFA at California College of the Arts in 1990, where she received the Barclay Simpson Award. She has shown at the Centro do Mar Whaling Museum in Horta, Faial, Azores, the Centro Cultural in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, Amy Simon Fine Art in Westport, CN, the Euphrat Museum in Cupertino, Porter Troupe Gallery in San Diego, Steven Wirtz Gallery, Southern Exposure and Artists' Television Access in San Francisco. Her work is in the collection of the Capelinhos museum in Faial, Azores, Portugal. She recently retired after nineteen years of teaching in the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University.

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Education

  • California College of the Arts, MFA Painting, 1990
  • Saint Mary's College, BA Painting, 1975
  • Sacramento City College, AA Fine Art, 1973

Exhibitions

  • 2015
    • 5 from 415 : Marlene Angeja, Gale Antokal, Carol Ladewig, Bonnie Neumann and Amy Trachtenberg. Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CN.
  • 2013
    • Faculty Exhibition. Natalie&James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University
  • 2011
    • Farol. Interpretation Center of Capelinhos Volcano / Capelinhos Museum, Faial, Azores, Portugal
  • 2010
    • Faculty Exhibition. Natalie & James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University
    • Obras, Conferéncia Internacional das Festas do Espirito Santo. San Jose
  • 2009
    • In Between: The Tension and Attraction of Difference. Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, Ca.
    • Passive/Aggressive. Southern Exposure, Film/Video screening at Artist Television Access, San Francisco
  • 2008
    • Volcão dos Capelinhos: História, Geografia, e Migração. Centro Do Mar, Whaling Museum, Horta, Faial, Açores, Portugal
    • Obsessive Nature, Winter 2007-2008 Exhibition curated by Jane Salvin, Heritage Bank, San Jose
  • 2007
    • Olhares de 2 Artistas Luso-Americanas. Centro Municipal de Cultura, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
    • Faculty Exhibition. Natalie & James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University
  • 2006
    • Recent Paintings. Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2005
    • Women in Portugal and the Diaspora. Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley
  • 2004
    • Monumental. Video screening. Southern Exposure Gallery and , San Francisco
    • CCA See. Oliver Art Center, Oakland, Ca.
  • 2003
    • Faculty Exhibition. Natalie & James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University
    • 23rd Annual Fall Auction. San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Ca.
  • 2002
    • Shikishi: Gifts of Art for the New Year. Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, Ca.
    • 22nd Annual Fall Auction, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Ca.
  • 2001
    • Talking to Myself: Culture, Fantasy and the Domestic Condition. Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, Ca.
    • I/O Public Video Program. Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2000
    • Flowers. San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego
    • Spring 2000 Group Exhibition. Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego
    • California College of Arts & Crafts Alumni Exhibition. Oakland
  • 1999
    • Twelve Attitudes: A Multimedia Exhibit of Women Artists. Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego
  • 1998
    • Pictorial Faculty Exhibition. Natalie&James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University
    • Art in City Hall. Veteran's Building, San Francisco
  • 1996
    • Confess. Southern Exposure at Project Artaud, San Francisco
    • Jose Bedia / Marlene Angeja. Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego
    • Marlene Angeja / Hifumi Ogawa. Matrix Gallery, Sacramento
  • 1995
    • About Drawing. Meridian Gallery, San Francisco
    • American Color. Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles
    • American Color. Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego
    • Embarcadero Window Series. Curated by Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
  • 1994
    • Odun De Odun De. Oliver Art Center, Oakland
    • Bay Arts 1994. San Mateo County Arts Council, Belmont, Ca.
    • Group Exhibit. University Art Gallery, California State University, Hayward, Ca.
  • 1992
    • Nine. Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco
    • Telling Stories. Preito Gallery at Mills College, Oakland
  • 1991
    • Chain Reaction. San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco
    • Wet Paint. Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
    • B.A.C.A. Seventh Annual. Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley
    • A Mulher de Portugal aos Estados Unidos. Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society, Sacramento, Ca.
  • 1990
    • The Yellow Wallpaper Installation. The Alice Hotel / Alice Arts Center, Oakland
    • California College of the Arts Third Annual Barclay Simpson Awards Exhibition. Barclay Simpson Gallery, Lafayette, Ca.
    • California College of the Arts M.F.A Exhibition. Oliver Art Center, Oakland
    • Marlene Angeja, Recent Work. Cassandra Kirsting Gallery, Oakland

Bibliography

  • 25 Years of the Barclay Simpson Award. California College of the Arts, catalog, 2012
  • The Voice and Choice of Women in Portugal and in the Diaspora. Institute of Governmental Studies Press: University of California, Berkeley, cover image, 2011
  • Açoreano Oriental, Capelinhos: HIstória, Geografia e Migração, June 29, 2008, p.32.
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Azores, Video from Capelinhos project included in this episode. Jan 27, 2009.
  • Two Landscapes: The Vision of a Portuguese-American Artist, essay by Marlene Angeja. Women in the Azores and the Immigrant Communities, Rosa Simas, ed. Empresa Grafica Açoriana:Ponta Delgada, 2003.
  • Angeja, Marlene. Showcase: Kathleen Jesse, Visions, Spring 1994, pp.59-60
  • Baker, Kenneth. Art Institute's Topical Turn, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/9/92, p.4D.
  • Friedman, Robert. Female Culture, San Francisco Sentinel, September 24, 1992.
  • Nine Exhibition Catalog, essay by Patricia Davidson. San Francisco Art Institute, September 1992.

Awards

  • Barclay Simpson Graduate Award, 1990
  • California State Fellowship, 1988/1989

Panels and Residencies

  • Volcão dos Capelinhos: História, Geografia, e Migração. Centro Do Mar, Whaling Museum, Horta, Faial, Azores Islands. Conference: July 26-27, 2008.
  • Panelist: The Voice and Choice of Women in Portugal and in the Diaspora. University of California, Berkeley, 2005
  • Artist in Residence: ENSCI/Les Atelier, Paris, France / Semester Abroad. California College of the Arts, 2000
  • Artist in Residence: Summer Workshop: Ecole de Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence. France / California College of the Arts and Raymond Saunders. 1999
  • Panelist: The Portuguese Historical & Cultural Society, Sacramento, Ca. Women in Portugal the United States, April 28 , 1993

Teaching

  • Lecturer: Department of Art & Art History, San Jose State University, San Jose, Ca., 1997-2016. Courses
  • Adjunct Professor: California College of the Arts, Oakland/San Francisco, Ca., 2002-2003
  • Instructor: California College of the Arts, Extended Education, Oakland/San Francisco, Ca., 2000-2002

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