ABOUT THE ARTIST
Angel Faz is a multi-disciplinary artist focusing on art interventions and the reclamation of public space. Their studio practice of focus has involved relief printmaking, monotypes, and silkscreen for over twenty years. In 2018, they completed a six-week residency in Puebla, Mexico, where they spent time honing their printmaking technique, researching ancestral roots, colonization, and the stories accompanying them. Faz has achieved international recognition for their Collective Care handcarved print upon being selected for Amplifier’s 2020 Global Call for Art. They have exhibited nationally at the Rising Star 2018 showcase at the Turner House, Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas, and other galleries. Collective Care was recently included in the Prints & Photographs Division Online Catalog at the Library of Congress to preserve COVID-19’s historical impact in the US.
Faz, an award-winning artist, curator, and writer from Dallas, Texas, finds inspiration in their childhood experiences near a superfund site and the Akokisa River. Their artistic exploration revolves around land reclamation and body autonomy, using relief printmaking, digital projections, and video art to create spaces of resistance and affirmation. Faz's work has been exhibited internationally and nationally, including at the Women & Their Work Gallery in Austin, Texas, and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA. Notably, their "Collective Care" print is featured in the Prints & Photographs Division Online Catalog at the Library of Congress. Through their art, Faz raises awareness of ecological restoration and the empowerment of individuals to control their bodies, stimulating dialogue and reflection on these crucial topics.