My name is Angela Chao. I received your call for submission from Anna Silgardo from Artist in Momentum. I was one of the 6 artist exhibiting last year through the GTA mainly in Mississauga.
Angela Chao has excelled in her career as a female filmmaker with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E) camera department for over 14 years, working on notable Hollywood blockbusters such as the Saw franchise, Robocop and Kickass 2. Most recently she has become a celebrated artist within the Mississauga arts community through gallery appearances, social discussions and earning creative awards along the way.
Angela suffered three major head injuries on set and was left with many challenges like depression and anxiety. After her concussion Angela became a prolific artist. Three years later Angela continually uses art as her means to communicates her emotions. She helps others battle their mental illness through their concussion journey by reaching out to those in need.
Angela openly shares her art and the reflection on her mental state on social media. By doing so she has found a way to reach out by relating herself to others through brain injuries. Angela has now captured the attention of dozens of companies and creates visual art videos showcasing products and brands to be released on social media. Through animation, stop motion, live drawings and other creative forms of self expression these videos can be seen by thousands of followers. Through the support of many companies she has had the opportunity to travel and create art around the world. Angela has flown to Belgium and Germany with Brussels airlines, Australia and New Zealand with Flight Centre, China with Hainan Airlines, Taiwan with Mandarin Holiday, Boston with B good Restaurants, and in April 2019 she will be traveling to Korea with Mandarin Holidays.
Angela has been the guest speaker for the Brain Injury Association of Canada conference in Toronto. She has been interviewed by Mississauga news, Toronto Guardian, BlogTo, Health magazines and appeared on Rogers Tv. She also acquired a year long International ad campaign with Mercedes AMG on their social networks, speaking about her challenges from the concussion. Angela’s short one minute documentary was selected by Cineplex and funded by Sun Life Financial for $74,000. This short appeared in all 1400 Canadian cineplex theatres for one week duration in July 2017.
Angela was named the 2017 Emerging visual artist of the year at the Marty’s with Mississauga Arts council and was nominated in 2018 for a Modern Heritage award with Heritage Mississauga for spreading mental health awareness through art, locally. Angela has appeared in dozens of galleries and has created over 500 paintings the past 3 years of which 430 have been sold. Angela’s will be one of 41 artist across Ontario to exhibit at the 41st Juried art show at the Art Gallery of Mississauga with Visual Arts Mississauga this coming January to March 2019.
As a constant inspiration to herself, Angela is committed in helping others who may be experiencing a similar situation to find a light in life and overcome the darkness with a passion.
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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions I can be reached by phone 6478317987 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am traveling April 14th to May 3 but will be reachable through email only.