Artist: Angel Ciolko
Angel Ciolko was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. As a child, she was inspired by the artistic talents in her family, from her grandparents to her siblings. Angel moved with her family to Jersey City, New Jersey, where she grew up and married. Shortly after marrying, she moved to Tallahassee, Florida, where she started working as an assistant preschool teacher at the Tallahassee Museum. Angel was given the keys to the museum's art closet, which held many art materials. She used this closet to develop all kinds of art lessons for the children.
A few years passed, and she found herself in Fairhope, Alabama. She built her first studio and started experimenting with all types of mediums. Angel has mastered several styles from oil painting to wood carving and now sculpting paper-mache. A couple of years later, she moved to Savannah, Georgia, where she has worked for 10-years to make a cohesive body of work. She has developed her style of paper-mache clay, which she is currently incorporating her mediums into.
A selection of Angel's works are currently on display at CorkHouse Savannah Gallery.
See available works here: