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Monica Angle

Monica Angle

(1962- )
Born: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Monica Angle is a painter, printmaker, bookmaker, and collage artist living and working in Buffalo, New York with her husband Sam Magavern and her two daughters. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended Harvard College, earning a Bachelors of Arts in 1984.  She majored in folklore and mythology while also studying painting. Angle completed a master's degree in geography from Pennsylvania State University in 1987, and her continued interest in art led Monica to pursue advanced courses in printmaking and bookmaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1994.

Angle’s work has been presented in six solo exhibitions since 1996, including the Flickinger Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, the Visual Arts Gallery of Minneapolis, MN and the University of Virginia Art Museum in Charlottesville, VA. Angle work is part of several collections, both public and private, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. [1]

Monica Angle is committed to both art and her community. Angle works closely with the Burchfield Penney Art Center staff to form the Education Committee and helps to reimagine its art education and docent programming, while also focusing on the needs of the community and opportunities displayed by the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Angle is also the Co-Chair of the Neglia Ballet Artists, an exhibiting artist member of the Buffalo Society of Artists and a member of the Nichols School Art Committee. She works with elementary school students on bookmaking through the Writing with Light program at the Just Buffalo Literacy Center. At Cornell University Industrial Labor relations school, she employs her knowledge of geography and the arts. They focused on mapping projects providing a physical snapshot of the location of artists in Western New York. She has resided in Buffalo, NY since 2005 working from her home attic studio. [1]

Angle has had recent solo exhibitions in Buffalo, NY; Charlottesville, VA; and Minneapolis, MN. Her work has also been featured in exhibitions at City Hall in Minneapolis, MN; the Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA; and the University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville VA.

In addition to her commitment to her art, Monica Angle has expressed deep commitments to community service, and has made a significant impact on arts and education in Western New York. She serves as a member of the Education Committee and Collections Committee on the Board of Trustees of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and is co-chair of the Neglia Ballet Artists, a member of the Nichols School Art Committee, and an exhibiting artist member of the Buffalo Society of Artists. [2]

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[1] "Monica Angle", Young Audiences of Western New York,

[2] Monica Angle, “About & Contact” (Accessed 04/07/2017)