Angel Faz (b. 1977, Dallas, Texas, USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Oak Cliff. They were born and raised in the Ledbetter neighborhood in West Dallas, just down the street from a declared superfund site. Deeply influenced by culture and relationship with place, Faz is an artist whose work focuses on art interventions and reclamation of public space. Their studio practice of focus has involved relief printmaking, digital projections, and video to invite others to dream of more just realities. Their multi-disciplinary approach confronts social injustice by creating spaces of resistance and affirmation.
For the past several years, Faz’s work has explored Dallas’s history and, most recently, pulled inspiration from reclaiming their experience of the land thru the original name of the Arkikosa River (also known as the Trinity River). Their work is focused on the intersection of ecology and history. Their work interrogates ideas of identity, possession, and animacy. Their most recent project, The Grammar of Animacy, focuses on the personification of the Arkikosa, also known as the Trinity River. The Grammar of Animacy aims to “activate” the river in various physical artworks, performances, tangible facts, and objects.
Faz has exhibited at Women & Their Work Gallery in Austin, Texas, RO2, and the Rising Star 2018 showcase at the Turner House. Their print Collective Care is included in the Prints & Photographs Division Online Catalog at the Library of Congress. Faz is the recipient of the second annual 2022 CADD x Maddrey Artist prize.
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Dallas, Texas USA