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Angela Chao has excelled in her career as a female filmmaker with the IATSE camera department for over 14 years, working on notable Hollywood blockbusters such as the Saw franchise and Kickass 2. 

Angela suffered three major head injuries on set and was left with health challenges such as depression and anxiety. After her concussion Angela became a prolific artist. Three years later Angela is still using art as her tool to communicate her emotions.

Angela was invited to be guest speaker at the Brain Injury Association of Canada conference in Toronto. She was awarded a year long International ad campaign with Mercedes AMG on their social networks, speaking about her challenges from her brain injuries. Angela’s short documentary showcasing her struggles from her brain injury and triumphs through art was selected by Cineplex and funded by Sun Life Financial for $74,000 to appear in all 1,600 Canadian cineplex theatres for one week during July 2017. 

Angela was awarded the 2017 Emerging Visual Artist of the year at the Marty’s by the Mississauga Arts Council and was nominated in 2018 for a Heritage Mississauga, Modern Heritage Award  for spreading mental health awareness through her art.  Angela was the recipient of the Community Heritage Award and the Modern Heritage Award in 2019 for her role in celebrating urban growth and innovation promoting Heritage in Mississauga. 

A constant inspiration to herself, Angela is committed in helping others who may be experiencing a similar situation to find a light in their life and overcome the darkness with a passion. Angela is committed to taking a public role in promoting mental health and awareness through her art.

30 Images

Joy Rising
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
48” x 48” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Songs of Summer part 3
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
48” x 30” x 1”
Owned by Daniels Condo Corporation
Crimson In The Skies
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
30” x 20” x 1” 
Owned by Angela Chao
Embraced
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 24” x 1” 
Owned by Angela Chao
Enamoured
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 24” x 1” 
Owned by Angela Chao
Microcosm of the Mind
2020
Acrylic on Canvas
40” x 30” x 1”
Owned by Art Gallery Of Mississauga
Excited
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
30” x 20” x 1” 
Owned by Angela Chao
Enchanted
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
20” x 16” x 1” 
Owned by Angela Chao
Inside a Concussion
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
40” x 30” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Lifted
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
18” x 18” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Hiding in the Dark
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
30” x 20” x 1” 
Owned by Angela Chao
Crinkled
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 12” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Songs of Summer part 1
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
48” x 30” x 1”
Owned by Daniels Condo Corporation
Enchanted Forest 
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 24” x 1”
Owned by Mike Bruce
Coping With Grief
2020
Acrylic on Canvas
40” x 16” x 1
Owned by Sean burton
Summer Rain
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
48” x 36” x 1
Owned by Private Collector through Auction
Finding Joy 
2020
Acrylic on Canvas
20” x 24” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao

Awake and Unafraid
2017
Acrylic and Watercolour on Paper
11” x 8.5” x .1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Freedom
2020
Acrylic on Canvas
12” x 12” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Life Under The Sea
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
24” x 12” x 1”
Owned by Mona Wincester
Rusted Expression
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
24” x 12” x 1”
Owned by Mona Wincester
Before I Die
2020
Acrylic on Canvas
48” x 36” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Swinging
2017
Acrylic and Watercolour on Paper
11” x 8.5” x .1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Quiet Afternoons
2018
Acrylic and Watercolour on Paper
11” x 8.5” x .1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Songs of Summer part 2
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
48” x 30” x 1”
Owned by Daniels Condo Corporation
Jazz Song
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
40” x 30” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Inside a Teardrop
2017
Acrylic on Metal
12” x 24” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Fire Within 
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 24” x 1”
Owned by Mona Wincester
A World Without Ends
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
48” x 12” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao
Revelations
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
48” x 12” x 1”
Owned by Angela Chao


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