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Angela Dittmar
Chattanooga, Tennessee

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,
Adjunct Professor and Visual Resource Curator

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"Creativity requires both discovery and invention, which are both present in moments of thinking situations."  Statement derived from Josef Albers, Interaction with Color

In painting, my research explores found color and color systems as a kind of color semiology.  I often utilize geometry and intuition to pair planar mapping and spatial tension while emphasizing the materiality of the paint by using resin mediums and alternative supports, such as a transparent plastic. Oil paint on plastic sits above, illuminating the type of application and prompting awareness of the intention and the physicality. In this case, color, found and created, came together with tape during a brief moment of sheer intuitive thought and contained energy.  



born: 1980, Oak Ridge, Tennessee


Hunter College, CUNY, MFA 2009
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, BFA, 2004

selected awards/honors

Guest Speaker, Aesthetics course, Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2011
Guest Lecturer, Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction, Critical Theory for the Visual Art, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2010
Guest Instructor, Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction, Theory and Criticism Course, 3 semesters, Hunter College, NY, 2005-06
Outstanding Achievement in Art Award, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2004

selected publications

Fold: the reader: Tactic and Specimen, Editor Rebecca Targ, Volume 3, forthcoming
Fold: the reader: Sacrifice, Editor Rebecca Targ, Volume 2, p.47-52, 2008
Fold: the reader: Lying, Editor: Rebecca Targ, Volume 1, p. 30-34, 2005
"Architectural Installation‚‰"Chattanooga Times Free Press. Ann Nichols 8/10/2003

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Echo Vignettes, Leo Handmade Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, 2012
Staging Space, Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, GA, 2011
Angela Dittmar, Alumni Exhibition, George Ayers Cress Gallery, Chattanooga, TN 2009
Architectural Installation, Hunter Museum of American Art Temporary / Contemporary / SE Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, 2003

selected group shows

A Happy Ending: Truffaut, Group Show, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, online 2012
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MassMOCA, North Adams, MA, 2011
Fresh 2010 Emerging Artists Exhibit, Association for Visual Arts, Chattanooga, TN, 2010
Bi-Annual Faculty Exhibition, George Ayers Cress Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, 2009 & 2011


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