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Angela Faris



MFA, University of Michigan
BFA, University of Dayton


Angela Faris Belt is a visual artist who works with photographic media ranging from historic to digital processes. Recognized through exhibitions and fellowships for her fine art work and scholarship, Angela's conceptual imagery studies the natural world and how photographic language interprets and affects our perceptions of it.

Angela's work has been widely exhibited in prestigious juried and invitational exhibitions including Corden/Potts Gallery, San Francisco; BJ Spoke Gallery, NY; Arvada Center for the Arts, CO; The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO; and University of Notre Dame's Photography Gallery. Her work is held in collections including Kaiser Permanente, Reynolds & Reynolds, the Crowne Collection, Chicago; the Smithsonian Museum and the Archdiocese of Prague.

With over 20 years of teaching experience at the college level, Angela is dedicated to her students' wellbeing and advancement. She is author of The Elements of Photography: Understanding and Creating Sophisticated Images, which centers on controlling photography's technical attributes to create meaningful images.

Angela lives on a 9,500-foot mountainside surrounded by National Forest in Colorado's Front Range, with her husband Dave, three household pets, and neighbors: elk, deer, fox, coyotes, bear, and mountain lions. In her off-time she builds stone walls and participates in bark-beetle mitigation efforts. More information and images can be found at

2016 The Creekside Cellars; out of a mountain of grass and thistle; Evergreen, CO
2012 The University of Notre Dame Photography Gallery; Entropy; Notre Dame, IN
2003 Front Street Artist Studios; Dayton, OH

2018 BJ Spoke Gallery, Focus 2018; Juror Kelly Sidley (Curatorial Assistant MoMA); Huntington, NY
CORDEN/POTTS Gallery; The Tipping Point; Jurors Ann Jastraub (RayKo) & Judy Walgren; San Fran, CA
Colorado Photographic Arts Center; Juried Member Exhibition; Juror Paula Tognarelli (Exec. Dir Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston); Denver, CO
LENSCRATCH Art + Science Feature; Juror Linda Alterwitz; February, 2018
2017 Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Representing the West, Juror Don Stinson, Pueblo, CO
Month of Photography, Denver Center for Performing Arts Outdoor Installation, Denver, CO
2016 The Arvada Center, The Art of the State, Jurors Collin Parson, Michael Chavez, Gwen Chanzit, Arvada, CO
2015 The Dairy Arts Center, Of Line and Color, Juried Invitational 4-person Exhibition, Boulder, CO
Gallery 249, The University of Dayton, Entropy, Invitational Solo Alumni Exhibition, Dayton, OH
Republic Plaza, Photo-Synthesis, Southwest Voices, Juried Invitational Exhibition, Juror, Andra Archer, Denver, CO
2014 Foreman Gallery, Exploration, 3-person exhibition, Hartwick College; Oneonta, NY
2013 Republic Plaza Art Galleries, Photo Synthesis, Curator Invitational; Denver, CO
2012 Center for Fine Art Photography, SPE Juried Members Exhibition; Juror, Jim Robischon; Fort Collins, CO
John Jellico Gallery, Elements Invitational Exhibition (juried, coordinated & exhibited); Denver, CO
2011 Art Gallery, Louisiana Tech University; Elements Group Travel Exhibition; Rustin, LA
John Jellico Gallery, Art Institute of Colorado Photography Faculty Invitational Exhibition; Denver, CO
2010 Center for Fine Art Photography; Animalia; Juror Karen Irvine; Fort Collins, CO
Fawick Gallery; Baldwin-Wallace College; Elements Group Travel Exhibition; Berea, OH
2009 Los Angeles Expo Center, Global Climate Change Exposition with UN Summit; Los Angeles, CA
Eastern Michigan University Gallery; Elements Group Travel Exhibition; Ypsilanti, MI
Moab Photographic Symposium; Invitational Exhibition; Moab, UT
2008 John Jellico Gallery; The Elements of Photography Book Launch Exhibition; Denver, CO
2007 Center for Fine Art Photography; Alternative Processes; Juror: Elizabeth Spungen, Dir. Print Cntr, PA; Ft Collins, CO
2004 Dayton Visual Arts Center; Dayton Art Museum Art Auction Exhibition; Dayton, OH
The Small Gallery; Ohio Institute of Photography Faculty Invitational Exhibition; Dayton, OH
2003 Rike Center Gallery; University of Dayton Alumni Invitational; Dayton, OH
Dayton Visual Arts Center; DVACamera II; Juror: Alex Nyerges, Curator, Dayton Art Institute; Dayton, OH
2002 Dayton Visual Arts Center; Dayton Art Museum Art Auction Exhibition Dayton, OH
Rike Center Gallery, University of Dayton Alumni Invitational Exhibition; Dayton, OH
2001 Dayton Visual Arts Center Art Auction; Dayton, OH
Dayton Visual Arts Center; Juried Members Exhibition; Dayton, OH
2000 Rosewood Arts Center; The View Juried Landscape Exhibition; Dayton, OH
DAAP Galleries, Focus 2000 Juried Photography Exhibition; Cincinnati, OH
Dayton Visual Arts Center Art Auction, Dayton, OH

2012 Sheilah Wilson's Brave Ideas; Critical Essay for Herndon Gallery exhibition catalog
2011 The Elements of Photography: Understanding & Creating Sophisticated Images, 2st Ed.; Focal Press / Taylor & Francis
2008 The Elements of Photography: Understanding & Creating Sophisticated Images, 1st Ed.; Focal Press

2018 LENSCRATCH Art + Science Blog; Feature, February, 2018
2016 Professional Contributions to the Field Award; Colorado Art Educators Association; Breckenridge, CO
2009 Elements Traveling Exhibition Review,, by Martin Bandyke, Sept. 19, 2009
2008 Apogee Photo Magazine, Intermediate to Advanced Book Review: Elements
University of Dayton Quarterly, Looking, Seeing: Angela Faris Belt, feature article by Deborah McCarty Smith
2002 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Research Writing; Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
Anthony Gutierrez Award for Excellence in Research Writing; Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH



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