Angela Fermor

CAAF Residency @cSPACE, July – August 2019

Suite #435 – 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7

During their residency, Angela Fermor will be working on the series, Other Tales of Loneliness. During Angela’s youth, queerness designated them to an alienated experience. Lacking a role model in their family or in their conservative upbringing in Alberta, Angela was forced to find their own identity by projecting fantasies of queerness onto images and characters that they came across.

For Other Tales of Loneliness Angela will paint themself outfitted as some of these archetypes—the characters of the Sailor, the Leather Man, the Author Androgyne, and the Pulp Fiction Lesbian. Rather than solely a presentation of a queer body for the audience’s dialogue, these paintings are a documentation of processes of identity-making that a queer person goes through, and the tools of investigation they use to create an autobiographical lineage that they can be stripped of before coming out.

Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2016 and in 2018 was a finalist for the 20th Annual RBC Painting Competition.