Angel Bellaran is a curator
and the Director of the Gray Gallery at the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University. An art-historian, socially-engaged artist, activist and educator, Bellaran has spent her life divided between The United States & Ireland, pursuing a passion for contemporary art and the study of international curatorial and artistic practices. Bellaran's multidisciplinary practice combines research, collaboration, curatorial and public engagement to build solidarity amongst artists, communities and organizations.
While living in Brooklyn, Bellaran specialized in art logistics; previously she has worked for Dietl International Services, Crozier Fine Arts and Christie's Auction House. These exceptional art industry platforms provided her with a combination of strong client service skills and knowledge of operations, while simultaneously fueling her interest in exhibitions. Meanwhile, in Dublin, Ireland, Bellaran was the Manager to FOUR, an artist-led gallery of contemporary art based in City Centre. Simultaneously enrolled in MAVis, an experimental Master's programme in art-making, curating and art criticism, Bellaran harnessed an international cultural network of artists, musicians, designers, curators, cultural historians, and art theorists. As a result of a life in art academia on both sides of the Atlantic as well as the Pacific Rim, her expertise now covers a global range of media that connects an amazing group of fellow artists and collaborators. In addition to the management of artists and their studios, Bellaran's practice includes creative consulting, curatorial and project management, exhibition planning and administration, art direction, production design, public speaking and fine art logistics. Bellaran is proud to be one of the lead organizers of the global art movement, Nasty Women, and a member of the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) in New York.
A third-generation mixed-race American, born at the shore in New Jersey and raised between there and North Carolina, Bellaran currently resides in Greenville with her rescue pup, Luna.