Born in Queens, New York, Angela started drawing at a very young age. She studied art at the New England School of Art & Design and at The School of the Museum of Fine Art.

She started American Living Magazine in 1982 with her husband the artist Michael Shores. American Living started out as a monthly visual magazine but turned into a quarterly publication after five issues. It was published from 1982-1988 and gained world wide recognition in the small press art scene. Copies of the zine can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The International Electrographic Art Museum, Cuenca, Spain, Wadsworth Library, Hartford, Conn and the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Center for Book Arts in Florida. After discontinuing American Living Magazine, Angela and Michael formed American Living Press, currently Sharkart Studios to publish works of other artists, writers and their own work which they continue to do at present.

During the 1990's, Angela started doing illustration work for many magazines and books. Her work has appeared in The Science Fiction Eye, Red Owl Magazine, Spirit of Change, Inequity Press and Byrenlee Press plus many other publications

In the late 1990's Angela and Michael started a series of erotic paintings that they created together. Three of these paintings were chosen among over 1000 worldwide artists to be represented in the book, The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today, 2006 published by Erotic Signature with 100% of the profit from the book sales going directly to an international charity, contributing to the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide.

Currently, Angela has been exhibiting her work in galleries in New York and Boston and continuing to be published by various magazines. Also a flutist she has been studying the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). She lives in Boston, MA.

 

 

ANGELA MARK