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STRASSHEIM, Angela

PORTRAIT-STRASSHEIMBorn in 1969 in Bloomfield, Iowa.

Lives and works between New York City and Minneapolis.


She received my BFA. from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1995. Immediately following, Angela moved to Miami to pursue a career in forensic photography. After completing a 10-month preceptorship program she took a job as the head forensic photographer at the Division of Forensic Science in Richmond (Virginia). She worked part-time for three years in New York City for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. She earned my MFA in photography from Yale University in 2003.

Angela Strassheim have had two solo exhibitions in New York at Marvelli Gallery: Left Behind (2005) and Pause (2006). Also in 2006 she received several grants including the Jerome, McKnight Photography, and Bush Fellowship. She was selected to exhibit in the 2006 Whitney Biennial Exhibition Day for Night. Last year she had her first solo museum show at the Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College in Iowa for the series Left Behind. Her first monograph was published for that exhibition and was curated by Daniel Strong with text by Jean Dykstra. In 2007 she had an exhibition at the Chicago Art Institute as part of their new acquisitions. In 2008 she is in a large group show World’s Apart at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Angela Strassheim’s photographs have been published in many magazines including Exit, Contemporary, and Vice. She has also been published in several books including reGeneration: 50 photographers of tomorrow, The Elton John Collection 2007, Traces and Omens.


Angela Strassheim presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2008, nominated by Carla Sozzani for the Discovery Award: Left Behind at the Grande Halle.