Angela Grossmann was born in 1955 in London, England. In 1980 she was visiting her sister in Vancouver when she discovered the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Here, she began her formal art education. At Emily Carr she met fellow “Futura Bold” artists Douglas Coupland, Attila Richard Lukacs, Derek Root and Graham Gillmore who came to be known as “The Young Romantics” after their now-legendary show at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1985. The exhibition launched the career of these young artists who each went on to international acclaim. Angela Grossmann has built a reputation as a significant force in Canadian art. She is an internationally acclaimed Canadian artist best known for her powerfully expressive collages and drawings, exploring issues of human identity.
etching, ink jet, ed. 45
full bleed: 48” x 32”
The etching Confetti depicts Grossmann’s ongoing interest in combining photographic images with markmaking. The work is an honest, fresh metaphor to the challenges inherent with coming of age. The two companions emerge with youthful confidence ready to take on life. The work is an innovative blend of handmade paper with both traditional and contemporary printmaking media.