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Manuel Angeja

I Have Never Been Here Before

May 15 – July 10

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Manuel Angeja is a Bay Area artist whose mix-media paintings are rooted in material. This sometimes includes found materials like pinecones ground into ink or limestone found on the beach and ground into paint or gesso. His work is also fundamentally about process. He leaves paintings lying around and incorporates accidental marks into them, often leaving them in a suspended state. Audra Lambert described his paintings as “unstable meditations that lie somewhere between abstraction and text-based art… ultimately undefinable.” The exhibition catalog includes an interview of the artist by guest curator, Marlene Angeja.



Manuel Angeja is a Bay Area painter whose work has been described as creating “unstable meditations that lie somewhere between abstraction and text-based art… ultimately undefinable” (Audra Lambert). He has exhibited throughout the Bay Area and in New York, including at Interface Gallery and 21 Grand in Oakland, Five Points Gallery and SUB-Mission Gallery in San Francisco, and CoLab Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Angeja earned a BFA and MFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He is also an art preparator, gardener, and tree pruner. He lives and works in San Francisco.