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Angie Reed Garner

Artist's Profile

Angie Reed Garner

bio and resume

Angie Reed Garner (1969, Lexington KY) is a second-generation narrative
figurative painter, with a BA from Reed College in '89 (Classics). Garner has been
exhibiting actively since 1996 with seven solo shows in the US and in
Europe (Berlin).

venus transit
64 x 40"
oil on canvas

Garner’s favored theme is the fragility of identity and belonging--
that which makes social life possible. Her work explores gender,
place, continuity and discontinuity of self, marginality, public/private--
the refusal of (self) alienation. Garner paints saturated, symbolic canvases.

From an intellectual and activist concern for social justice,
Garner also creates installations using resonant materials such
as currency, vintage Americana, and toys.

Garner currently resides in Lahore, Pakistan.

For a longer if somewhat dated interview by Amie Gillingham about past process
and influences, go here.

Garner's mother, Joyce Garner, is an enormous influence and inspiration.
Please see Joyce Garner's work here.



“Art from across America” seven-person exhibition
Artspace Norwich Gallery, Norwich, CT

“Resident Artists II”, “Resident Artists III” group exhibitions, resident artist
Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Visions from Voices” group exhibition
installation of for bell hooks
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, Kentucky


“in situ / in transit” solo exhibition
PYRO Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

“terra firma” solo exhibition
Blue Heron Gallery, Liberty, Indiana

“Resident Artist I” group exhibition
Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota


“the last Amazon” solo exhibition
Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, Beloit, Wisconsin

The Window Standpoint Series, contributor

“the female form: uncloaked” group show
PYRO Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

“playing pretend” group show
Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota


“Hindsight” solo exhibition
PYRO Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

“yes we both paint” collaborative two-person project
Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, Wisconsin

“the annual nude” group show
PYRO Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

Scarlet Letters solo e-exhibit, Oct. featured artist

“PYRO artists at Actors’” group show
The Gallery at Actors’ Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky

Tri-State Invitational Political Art Exhibition
Glassworks, Louisville, Kentucky

“the other family values” group exhibition
Garner-Furnish Studio, Louisville, Kentucky

“Art of War: a collaborative look by artists
at the effects and repercussions of war on humanity”
Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“emergence” group exhibition
PYRO Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky


New Members Show
Small Works Show
PYRO Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

“Saints and Sinners” juried group exhibition
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