de’ANGELO DIA

Collective Artist
October 2015

Investigating public opinion and contemporary beliefs, de’Angelo Dia uses photography, performance art, and creative writing as catalysts for dialogue while arousing public concern with cultural, social-political, and theological issues. Dia has studied art in Athens, Greece, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Nairobi, Kenya. He received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication and Sociology from Appalachian State University, a Master of Arts in Literature from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary. His artistic influences include Martha Cooper, Lynda Barry, and neo-Appalachian art. Dia is an alumni artist-in-residence of the McColl Center For Art + Innovation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Artist Roundtable of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture. 

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