Angel views everything as an artistic resource and utilizes this in all of his creations. From his extensive experience with a variety of mediums and styles, to the intangibles, such as his upbringing and ideas, his work grows and expands with the requirements presented from each new art piece. The artwork’s concept ultimately dictates the medium needed for its creation, so artistic evolution is intrinsic in his philosophy.
Originally from the border city, El Paso, TX, Angel was instilled with a great interest in science and math because of his father, a retired engineer at White Sands Missile Range. Cabrales also learned the importance of community and social work through his politically active mother. A stay at home mom, who volunteered heavily in the church, community, helped register voters and even ran for state representative in the state of New Mexico. Angel's work is a mixture of social/political commentary with and engineered flare.
Cabrales received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Arizona State University and his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas. Currently he is the Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of Texas at El Paso, as well as a mentor in The Low Residency Masters of Fine Arts Program for the School of Art Institute of Chicago.
He has exhibited his artwork extensively in Texas and Arizona, having his work featured in both solo and group exhibitions at renowned institutions and galleries including most recently at the MAC Dallas, Texas Biennial in Austin, TX, the International TransBorder Biennial in El Paso, TX and Juarez Mexico, The Sculpture Biennial at the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, The Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, The Longview Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art and AMBOS Project (an intervention collaboration). He also participated in the Photo Book, La Frontera: Artists along the Mexican/American Border by German photographer Stefan Falk.
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