Wilkes University

Sordoni Art Gallery

Sordoni Art Gallery

Welcome to the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University

The Sordoni Art Gallery is an innovative educational exhibition space. The gallery offers students and the local community a creative learning experience by providing rich programming, workshops, lectures, and year-round exhibitions featuring diverse, internationally recognized artists.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and University Holidays. All Sordoni exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.


Angela Fraleigh

The Bones of Us Hunger for Nothing, Angela Fraleigh - Oil on canvas

Angela Fraleigh

The Bones of Us Hunger for Nothing.

January 16 - March 2, 2018

Artist Lecture

January 31, 4:30 in Rm 135, Karambelas | Reception to follow until 7 p.m

Join us for "ART IN CONTEXT"

Lunchtime Lectures, a series of lectures inspired by the exhibition. Bring your own lunch and we'll provide the lecture inspired by the exhibition. All lectures are located in the Sordoni Art Gallery at noon.

February 6:  Sparking change?: A discussion of the effectiveness and consequences of the #metoo campaign; by Ellen Newell, Ph.D. (Psychology)
February 15:' My beautiful fur': Women, Beasts, and The Fairy Tale; by Laurie Sterling, Ph.D. (English- Kings College)
February 27:  (Re)Reading Violence: Intimate Aggressions in Literature; by Mischelle Anthony, Ph.D. and Chad Stanley, Ph.D. (English)

"My work is about how meaning gets made. I'm interested in how narratives become dominant, how power structures evolve, and what roles pop culture, literature, and art history play into this."

In this exhibition, Angela Fraleigh reimagines the role of women as they have been depicted in art history, literature, and media. She reaches through the depths of centuries-old and often patriarchal tradition to breathe new agency into her female subjects. The grade scale works feature luxurious depth that makes them sometimes Edenic, sometimes mystical, but always breathtaking.

Fraleigh earned her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from Boston University. She is the Chair of Studio Art at Moravian College. She currently lives and works in New York, NY and Allentown, PA.

Fraleigh has been awarded numerous grants, residencies, and other recognitions including:

  • Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship
  • CORE Artist in Residence Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts
  • Eliza Randall Prize at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts
  • CACHH, Individual Artist Grant Fellowship, Houston, TX
  • Faculty Research and Development Grant at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
  • Artist in Residence at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  • Artist in Residence at Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium
  • Artist in Residence at Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain
  • Artist in Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
  • Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, TX (deferred)
  • Studio member at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
  • Nomination - Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
  • Nomination - Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant

Patrons requesting accommodations or services at Wilkes University or Wilkes University-sponsored events in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III: Public Accommodations are asked to contact the University at 1-800-Wilkes-U to request such services/accommodations. It is recommended that requests be made at least 48 hours prior to any event.


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