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 “ The scenes in my paintings and drawings

are that of my alter ego, the 12 year old girl who believes in magic and animal gods, who is invincible, brutal yet kind; the girl who likes to venture into the dark in order to make light of the one we live in.” 

Hazel Ang is a full-time artist presently working in Munich, Germany. She was born in the Philippines to a multi-cultural household, and grew up in Toronto, Canada. Soon after finishing studies in communication design, she moved to Germany where she lived and worked as a graphic artist in media and product design for over a decade.

In 2012, she returned to painting and hasn't stopped ever since. That year was a turning point for her after two of her most beloved family members passed on. She felt an urgency to return to her roots so she picked up the brush and started to paint again. Her current body of works are painted on either canvas or wood panel. Through strong line-work, drawing, gestural strokes, and dark tones punctuated with moments of light, she seeks to relive narratives from her own dreams and from her childhood. Other driving influences come from folklore and a profound connection to nature. The result is a body of art with elements of mysticism, animism, and alchemy. 
 

Education

Graphic Design, George Brown School of Design, Toronto

Art & Music, McMaster University, Hamilton

 

Exhibitions

2017

Night Garden (solo), UnchArted Gallery, Lowell MA USA

Para//els (group), Davis Gallery, Worcester MA USA

 

2016

Numbers, Letters & Symbols (group), ALL Gallery, Lowell MA USA

Form to Figure (group) ALL Gallery, Lowell MA USA

500 Artists Say Hello! (group), Kunsttreff Quiddezentrum, Munich, Germany

 

2015

Small Works Show (group), Porter Mills Gallery, Beverly, MA USA

applaudissement! (group), Galerie Arthaus-Neuhausen, Munich, Germany

Members' Show, Arts League Lowell Gallery, Lowell, MA USA

Set off the Summer (group), HarborArts Center, Boston, MA USA

Four by Four (group), The Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA USA

The Big Draw (group), Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY USA

                                                                                           

2014

Eden (solo), The Friday Gallery, Munich, Germany                                                                             

The Sketchbook Project and Alma Ad, Art Basel, Miami                                                     

Artmuc contemporary art fair, Munich, Germany                                                                                               

Art for Tacloban, BCA Munich Artists, Munich, Germany

               

2013

Obacht contemporary art fair, Munich, Germany

YMC 2.0 (group), Prokektraum Gallery, Munich, Germany                                                               

 

Publications

2016

Munich Stories, a collaboration between Munich artists and writers, Kyfio UG, Munich, Germany

Inspired By + (vol. #1), Brigitte Pruchnow & Dr. Emmy Horstkamp, Kyfio UG, Munich, Germany

500 Hundred Artists Say Hello, Dr. Emmy Horstkamp, Kyfio UG, Munich, Germany

 

2015

Applaudissement Kunst – Literatur, issue 19, publisher Bernhard Rusch, Munich, Germany 

 

2014

Artmuc Messekatalog, INTOXICATED DEMONS GmbH  

Artist Feature. William Arfayaddan, Antechamber to Dawn, 20 September 2014             

Artists in Munich: Featured Artist. Michael V. Owens, Munich Now, 17 April 2014                               

 

2013 

The Munich Book Issue No. 2, INTOXICATED DEMONS GmbH

 

2012

A View from the Easel. Philip Hartigan, Hyperallergic Media Inc., 12 April 2012

Global Sketch Day Show, Rob Jelinksi Studios, 3 June 2012

 

Collections

Works held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Switzerland                      

Regular participant of the Sketchbook project since 2011, Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Affiliations

2014 - 2016 Arts League of Lowell. Lowell MA, U.S.A.                                                                                                  

since 2013 BCA Munich Artists. Munich, Germany                                                                                            

2012-2014 Young Munich Creatives. Munich, Germany                                                                                    

2009-2014 Filu Forum for Illustrators. Berlin, Germany                                                                                      

2004-2008 ICOM (Interessenverband Comic e.V.). Stuttgart, Germany