Angela Grace was born into and raised up by a family of creatives on otherworldly Cape Breton Island. Cape Breton is a place surrounded by the steely, grey Atlantic where time slows down, salt is in the air and where people enjoy a tall tale accompanied by a tall pint. Angela derives much of her inspiration from her salty mariner roots and East Coast Heritage.
Moved by a desire to further nurture her creativity, Angela Grace attended NSCAD University from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts n 2004.
In 2007, Angela attended the Jewelry Art and Design Program of the Vancouver Community College. There, she received the Mountain Gems Display Award in 2008 for her series Tattooed Broken Promise. She also received the prestigious Circle Craft Award for her 2009 VCC graduating show, Bibliophile I. Upon graduating from VCC, Angela was an artist in residence in the jewelry studio of the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design in Halifax, NS. There her work was included in the group exhibition, Propel. In winter 2010, Angela's series, Bibliophile II, was exhibited at the Circle Craft Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. Recently, Angela Grace was the artist in residence at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Angela’s solo exhibition, Sinners and Saints was displayed in the gallery at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in February/March 2012.
Most recently, Angela Grace was approached by Nathalie DuBois of DPA in Los Angeles to display her jewelry at the Cannes International Film Festival in France in May 2012.
Angela Grace Jewelry is currently available at Dots and Loops in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Swoon Gallery in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia and Distill Gallery in the Distillery District of Toronto.