Angela Hennessy is an Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist and an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts. She teaches seminar and studio courses on cultural narratives of loss and mortality, textile theory, and strategies of feminist art. Her research on death and textiles in the work of Teresa Margolles was published in Surface Design Journal and presented at the Textile Society of America conference in 2014. In 2005 Hennessy completed her MFA at California College of the Arts and was awarded a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Cloth and Culture and In The Make: Studio Visits with Artists, and has been exhibited at Pro Arts Gallery, the Bellevue Arts Museum, Exit Art, Ampersand International Arts, Oakland Art Gallery, Southern Exposure, the Richmond Art Center, the Small Gallery, and the Oakland Museum of California.
Hennessy was an instructor in FOR-SITE’s education program in 2014.