Artist Profile – Angela Kleis

Angela prefer sfilm and uses it almost exclusively, including instant film with which she uses the emulsion transfer process to create layered, multiple-image collages.  On its own, the only-one-of-its-kind photograph becomes a souvenir that can be shared right away.  Her work tends to explore themes of comfort and perfection, using the camera as a microscope to investigate insecurities and awkward feelings.  She is drawn to the unpredictability of film and conditions, the tactile nature of the process, and the inevitability of mistakes and imperfections.

Angela currently writes about photography for the Smithsonian Studio Arts blog, is an arts writer for DCist, is the editor of the FotoDC blog, and has written for the Examiner.  Her work is represented by Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, Maryland.

You can get a preview of Angela’s work at Artomatic on the 9th floor in room 215.

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