Born in London, Angela completed a BA. Hons in Fine Art from the National College of Art & Design in Dublin in 1994 and an MA.Contemporary Visual Art at University College Falmouth in 2005. She is an associate member of the Royal Ulster Academy.
Angela has received numerous awards and bursaries from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland. She has twice been a prize winner at the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition; winning the 2019 Perpetual Gold Medal which was awarded by the Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, Sean Rainbird, and the Ulster Arts Club Prize in 2004, awarded by Anthony Green RA. Angela was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2005 and was an invited artist at the annual Royal Hibernian Academy exhibition in Dublin in 2002.
Angela has been exhibiting her work since 1993 in group shows nationally and internationally including Dublin, Belfast, Catalonia, Liverpool, London, Japan and Uzbekistan. Solo exhibitions include James Wray & Co. Belfast and the Gordon Gallery, Derry, 2009 and 2012.
Her work is held in public collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Department of Finance of Northern Ireland, International Investments and Underwriting, Dublin, the Office of Public Works, as well as private collections in Ireland and abroad.