Angela Valamanesh was born in Port Pirrie, South Austalia in 1953. A graduate of South Australian School of Art in 1977 her practice primarily involved ceramics. In 1993 she completed an MA in Visual Arts at University of South Australia and a PhD in 2011. She was awarded an Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Art Scholarship with a one year residency at Glasgow School of Art in 1996.
Her practice has broadened to include a wider range of media and a number of collaborative public works with Hossein Valamanesh such as An Gorta Mor 1999 (The Great Irish Famine Memorial) Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney and 14 pieces, 2005, North Terrace, Adelaide.
Recent works consist of simple forms that make links between plant, human and animal. In 2008 she was the subject of a SALA (South Australian Living Artist) monograph and 2014 undertook a six week residency in the Smithsonian Institute Washington DC. A major survey held at Jam Factory in 2019 will tour regional Australian galleries over the next three years.