Angela Franks Wells
2006 MFA, Photography, School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2000 BA, Studio Art and Psychology, Scripps Women’s College, Claremont, CA
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 Parts & Labor, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
2016 Seeing Light in Pike County, Slow Exposures Pop-up exhibition, Elliot Helms House Tenant Building, Zebulon, GA. Curator: John Bennette
2015 Seeing Light, Edna Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
2015 Surface Tension, Erwin Gallery, East Caroline University, Greenville NC
2013 Copper Mine, Rowe Arts Galeries, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (With Jason Lee)
2011 Copper Mine, Maison Fine Art and Antiques, Cottonwood AZ
2011 parts & labor. ArtSpace Gallery, College of Southern Nevada, NV
2011 Copper Mine, 515arts Phoenix, AZ
2010 Instantaneous, 515arts, Phoenix, AZ
2009 Happy Hour 9-5: new works from parts & labor. Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2008 Somewhere. 515arts, Phoenix, AZ
2007 Brown Bagger, 515 arts Phoenix, AZ
2007 parts & labor, Tilt gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2006 parts & labor, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University
Selected Group Exhibition
2018 SOHO Photo Gallery 2018 National Alternative Processes Competition, SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, NY, Juror: Dan Burkholder
2018 Impression: A National Printmaking Exhibition, d’Art Center Norfolk, VA. Juror Brendan
2018 Out of the Pines, Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC
2018 Alternative to What? Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA. Juror: Bridget Conn
2017 Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ. Juror: Ann M. Jastrab Gallery Director of RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2017 Living Image, Halide Project, Gravy Studios, Philadelphia, PA, Juror: John Caperton, Curator at The Print Center, Philadelphia PA. Exhibition Catalogue. Photo Review Prize.
2017 Nacent Site: Sight ASU Photo Alumni Celebrate over 40 years. Traveling exhibition. Concordia University Gallery, St Paul, MN
2016 InPrint-Is International Alternative Process Competition, Blanco Negro gallery, Sydney, Australia. Top Entrant. Juror: Christina Z. Anderson. Exhibition Catalogue.
2016 Flora and Fauna, SouthxSoutheast Magazine juried call. January-February issue.
2016 Wunderkabinet, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC. (4 person curated exhibition).
2016 A Point of View: Contemporary Photography, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. Juror: Mitra Abbaspour.
2016 Mirror with a Memory, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA. Juror: Brett Henrikson.
2016 Mirror with a Memory, Peter Miller Fine Art Photography Gallery, Providence, RI. Juror: Brett Henrikson. E
2016 nLIGHTened: Work by Arizona State University Photo Alumni Association, Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Curators: Liz Allen, Emily Matyas, and Carol Panaro-Smith (traveling exhibit).
2016 SOHO Photo Gallery 12th Annual Juried Alternative Process Competition, SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Miriam Leuchter.
2016 Still Life: the ordinary made extraordinary, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Juror: Kate Breakey.
2015 Interaction, Unlimited Grain Gallery Photography Contest, Netherlands. Honorable Mention. Contest Catalogue.
2015 Unbound4!, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, VA. Juror: Gordon Stettinius.
2015 Nacent Site: Sight ASU Photo Alumni Celebrate over 40 years. Northlight Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. Curators: Liz Allen, Emily Matyas, and Carol Panaro-Smith.
2015 18th Annual Washington Printmakers’ National Small Works Exhibition, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC. Juror: Greg Jecmen.
2015 Art Through the Lens, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. Juror: Sarah Sudhoff. Still Life/Life Still, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT. Juror: Yumi Goto. Exhibition Catalogue.
2015 Artifact: Alternatives 2015, Ohio University Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH. Juror: Judy Natal. Exhibition Catalogue.
2015 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX. Juror: April Watson, Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. Exhibition Catalogue.
2015 Mixed Meow, AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, Philadelphia, PA. Curator: Belinda Haikes.
2014 INFOCUS Photography Exhibition (and auction), Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ. Curator: Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ.
2014 fotofoto gallery: 10th Annual Photography Competition, fotofoto gallery, Huntington, NY. Juror: Judith Levy, Director of Gallery North, NY.
2014 Looking Out, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH. Juror: Andrew Lucas, Gallery Director at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
2014 Off the Wall exhibition (and auction), Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ. Invited exhibition.
2014 The Art of Handmade & Alternative Photography, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT. Juror: Jessica Ferguson, artist and Professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Exhibition Catalogue.
2014 Summer Showcase. Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2014 One by One, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO. Juror: Erik Paddock, curator of Photography at the Denver Art Museum. Exhibition Catalogue.
2014 The Here There: On the Particularity of Place, Lyon Smith Gallery, Winona, MN. Curated by Kjellgren Alkire.
2014 Light Sensitive 2014, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ. Juror: Tom Persinger.
2013 The Physical Photograph, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ. Invitational exhibition.
2013 23rd Parkside Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI. Juror: John Hitchcock, Director of Hybrid Press. Exhibition Catalogue.
2013 It’s all here in Black and White: 20”x13”, tbellphotographic Studio and Gallery, Denver, CO. 13-member juror panel. Exhibition Catalogue.
2013 Faculty Collects, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. 2013 2013 Winter Show, Greenhill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC. Invitational exhibition. 2013 Faculty Work, Uptown Art Gallery, Greenville, NC.
2013 SOHO Photo Gallery 9th Annual Juried Alternative Process Competition, SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Jill Enfield. 2nd Place.
2013 Grayscale, Kiernan Gallery, on-line. Juror: Blue Mitchell. Exhibition Catalogue.
2012 Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ. Juror: Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ.
2012 Manifest Destiny, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Curator: Liz Allen, Director Northlight Gallery.
2012 International Juried Printmaking and Photography Exhibit 2012, ArtSpace, Richmond, VA. Juror: James Stroud.
2012 Paducah Photo 2012, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. Juror: Ellen Simak, Chief Curator at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN.
2012 (B + W) Exhibition, Tejas Gallery, Dayton, OH. Juried by selection committee.
2012 Seen/Unseen, Wiseman Gallery, Bend, OR. Juried by selection committee.
2012 2012 INFOCUS Photography Exhibition (and auction), Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ. Curator: Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ.
2011 NC Literary Homecoming, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
2011 Exploring the Roots of Photography, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ.
2011 Repercussions: Times and Tides, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI. Juried and curated by Alex Emmons.
2011 Who’s in the House?, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. Member Exhibition, 515arts, Phoenix, AZ.
2010 Repercussions: Times and Tides, SOIL, Seattle, WA. Juried and curated by Alex Emmons.
2010 Alternatives: Unconventional & Uncommon Processes, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN. Juror: Keith Taylor. Exhibition Catalogue.
2010 Repercussions: Times and Tides, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University. Juried and curated by Alex Emmons.
2010 PHOTOcentric, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY. Jurors: Stephen Shore and Harvey Stein.
2010 Fifth Biennial National Print Exhibition. Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ. Juror: Melanie Yazzie.
2010 Show us your cans, Member exhibition and food drive, 515arts, Phoenix, AZ.
2010 Who’s in the House?, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
2010 Return of the $99 show, 515arts, Phoenix, AZ. Local Artist Spotlight. RadioMilano, Phoenix, AZ.
2009 Capitalism in Crisis: The State of Labor in the United States Today, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA.
2009 515arts, Downtown Phoenix Partnership Building, Phoenix, AZ.
2009 Photography Faculty Exhibition, Phoenix College Downtown Campus gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
2009 Art Faculty Show, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ. 2 for 1. 515arts, Phoenix, AZ.
2008 No Fuss Printmaking Show. Pravus Gallery at the.Antispace, Phoenix, AZ.
2008: Significant Others: An invitation exhibition regarding relationships. Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ.
2008 Tilt Gallery Photographic Retrospective. Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
2008 $98. 515arts, Phoenix, AZ.
2008 Round Up: a piece of wood, some black velvet, panty hose, a pocket, and an umbrella. 515arts, Phoenix, AZ.
2008 Review Santa Fe. Participant. Santa Fe, NM.
2007 What Smells so Bad?: a collaborative process. 515arts, Phoenix, AZ.
2007 $99, 515 arts, Phoenix, AZ. Printmaking, First Studio, Phoenix, AZ.
2007 Art Detour Spotlight, Burton Barr Library, Phoenix, AZ.
2007 Collotypes: Recent Photographs In a Not So Recent Process, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, AZ (National Traveling Exhibit).
2006 Past is Present, Visual Studies Workshop Gallery, Rochester, NY, Jurors: Heather Wetzel & Jenn Libby co-founders of the laboratorium. Exhibition Catalogue.
2006 Collotypes: Recent Photographs In a Not So Recent Process, University of Texas at San Antonio Satellite Space, San Antonio Texas. (National Traveling Exhibit).
2006 Dirty Fingernails Say A Lot: A Celebration of “Pure” Printmakers, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, Juror: Chad Alexander Andrews.
2006 Soho Photo Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo, New York, NY, Juror: Christopher James.
2006 The Feminine Unconscious, MonOrchid, Phoenix, AZ. Antiphon, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, AZ.
2006 Visual Text: Transformation, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ, collaboration between MFA visual artists and creative writers.
2006 Exponential Love: the gift of life, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
2006 Fixed, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, AZ.
2006 Arizona Artist Guild Scholarship Exhibit, Art One, Phoenix, AZ.
2005 Alternative Borders: An Exhibition of Alternative Processes, White Raven Studios, Las Cruces, NM, Jurors: Melody Bostick and Richard Sullivan, Honorable Mention.
2005 Blue, Brown, Black, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ.
2005 Out of Place, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
2005 Invitational, the Kitchenette, Phoenix, AZ.
2005 WAKE, Step Gallery, Tempe AZ, Curated by Billy Howard of Howard House Gallery, Seattle, WA. Exhibition Catalogue.
2005 Alternative Photographic Processes Show, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
2005 Expose, Market Street Coffee Company, Phoenix, AZ.
2005 Visual Text Project, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ, Collaboration between MFA visual artists and creative writers.
2004 MFA Summer Juried Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ, Juror: Trent Guerin of g2 Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2000 Pulse, B.A. Studio Art Exhibit, Millard Sheets Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA.
University of Wisconsin—Stephens Point
Arizona Organ Donor Society
Northlight Gallery Scripps College Library, Artist Book collection
Numerous Private Collections
Awards & Residencies
Farmville Artist in Residence, East Carolina University sponsored, Farmville, NC (2018-19)
Artist In Residence, Slow Exposures Annual AIR program (2016)
Teaching Grant, East Carolina University (2013)
Research and Creativity Grant, College of Fine Arts and Communications, East Carolina University (2012)
Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grant (2010)
Phoenix College Adjunct Faculty Professional Growth Grant (2009)
Arizona Commission on the Arts Professional Development Grant (2008)
2006 Arizona Artist Guild Visual Art Scholarship
Oxford American Magazine, Winter 2018, image (Afternoon Stroll I, 2016) reproduced with an essay on Nina Simone!
Lenscratch, States Project North Carolina curator, Nov 2017. Authored six daily features of NC photographers, published and archived through the Lenscratch site.
Lenscratch, Artist Feature, written by Aline Smithson. Nov. 2017.
Diffusion Magazine, vol. IX. 2017. (Art Annual) Featured artist.
Flora and Fauna, SouthxSoutheast Magazine, January/February issue, 2016.
Interview with Melanie Craven of Tilt Gallery, SouthxSoutheast Magazine, May issue. 2014. Work reproduced as a featured artist of the gallery.
Arizona Illustrated: 100 years of Arizona Artists, Phoenix New Times, Februrary 9-15th issue. 2012.
North Carolina Literary Review, number 20, 2011. Page 177.
Angela Franks Wells’ Copper Mine Opens Tonight at five15 (review and interview), Jackalope Ranch: Phoenix New Times Culture Blog, June 17, 2011.
Get Taste of Old Town at Art Opening, Verdenews.com, August 8, 2011. http://kudosaz.com/mainInterior.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=34972&TM=61869.5 3
Visitors Enjoy Taste of Historic Old Town Cottonwood—Summer Art Opening Event, gatewaytosedona.com, August 9, 2011. http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/article/id/2622/page/1
Alternatives: Unconventional & Uncommon Processes, 2010. Produced by the MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN. Exhibition Catalogue.
Labor of Love, Phoenix Home and Garden, September 2009 issue, page 122.
Dirty Pictures, Phoenix New Times, September 3-9th issue, 2009.
Third Friday: Tilt Gallery Presents Angela Franks Wells. Downtown Phoenix Journal, September 17, 2009. http://www.downtownphoenixjournal.com
Arty Girl: Angela Franks Wells at Five15, Phoenix New Times, December 17, 2008.
The New Monochrome: Five young photographers who are redefining the black-and-white medium. Nerve Special Issue: Design Issue, July 2008. http://www.nerve.com/Dispatches/NerveEditors/TheNew-Monochrome-Five-Young-Photographers-Who-Are-Redefining-The-Black-And-White-Medium/
Today’s Flak Photo, flakphoto.com, August 14, 2008. http://www.flakphoto.com/
Shoot! Interview: Angela Franks Wells, Photoshelter, Shoot! The Blog: Just don’t shoot Hulin, July 8, 2008. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2008/07/shoot-interview-angela-franks-wells.html Instructor Supports the ‘arts experience’, PC Chronicle, Volume 1, Issue 2, April 1, 2008. Cover and page 4.
Traditional Copperplate Photogravure, an informational video. January 2008. Production Assistant and co-writer with Joseph Segura and Travis Janssen.
Smells Like five15 Spirit, Phoenix New Times August 23-29, 2007. Exhibition review.
Industrial Photography Revolution: Black, White, and blue at Tilt, Phoenix New Times, March 29- April 4, 2007. Exhibition review.
Can’t Miss, Phoenix New Times: My Art Detour, March 2007. Exhibition review.
Phoenix Downtown, March 2007. Cover spread and featured artist/studio visit.
Past is Present: An Exhibition of Contemporary Artists Working with Historic Photographic Processes, 2006. Exhibition Catalog, produced by Heather Wetzel and Jennifer Libby.
The Past/Present/Future of Collotype at Arizona State University. Professor James Hajicek, Joseph Rheaume, Cody Cloud, Melanie Craven, Michelle Craven, Angela Franks, Paho Mann. January 2006. Presented and Printed in conjunction with the Second International Conference on Collotype, Bristol, England.
Wake: Exhibition Catalog, 2005. Introduction by William Jenkins, produced by Paho Mann, Brent Hirak, and Angela Franks.