Reshaping Art History: Angela N. Carroll's Journey as an Archivist and Advocate for African American Artists

Welcome to 'The Truth in This Art'! I'm your host, Rob Lee, and today, we have an enlightening episode dedicated to the world of writing. Join us as we sit down with the brilliant Angela N. Carroll, an artist-archivist; a purveyor and an investigator of art history and culture. She is a contributing writer for Hyperallergic, Sugarcane Magazine, Black Art in America, Arts.Black, BmoreArt, and others. She received her MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from the University of California at Santa Cruz and currently teaches within the Film and Moving Image program at Stevenson University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tune in as we explore:

  • Hidden Narratives: Join us as Angela N. Carroll, an exceptional archivist, takes us on a thought-provoking journey to counter histories of exclusion and systemic racism that have shaped the art world, shedding light on vital perspectives often overlooked.
  • Delve into Angela's passion for contemporary African American artists, as she passionately focuses on highlighting their brilliance and creativity that has been underrepresented in mainstream art institutions.
  • Explore the transformative impact of Angela's critical essays and reviews, as she skillfully contextualizes the work of these artists through a black lens, providing a fresh and empowering perspective.
  • Witness Angela's dedication to challenging the status quo, as she advocates for greater engagement with black culture and history within mainstream art institutions, working towards a more inclusive and equitable art world.

Join us as we explore the world of writing with Angela who works to counter histories of exclusion and systemic racism in the art world. She focuses on highlighting contemporary African American artists who have been largely ignored and ensuring that their legacies are preserved. Angela's work involves writing critical essays and reviews that contextualize the work of these artists from a black lens. She believes that it is important to challenge the lack of engagement with black culture and history in mainstream art institutions.

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Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Angela N. Carroll
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Angela N. Carroll
Artist-archivist; a purveyor and an investigator of art history and culture.
Reshaping Art History: Angela N. Carroll's Journey as an Archivist and Advocate for African American Artists
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