"[Gaga Stigmata has] very modern, edgy photography to free flowing, urban narratives without censure to analytical essays, et cetera—like Gaga, imagination without ... limits. And the beauty is that anyone can submit work to the site, so artists and writers from all over the [world] have joined this experiment." -The Declaration.org

"Since March 2010, [Gaga Stigmata] has churned out the most intense ongoing critical conversation on [Lady Gaga]."
-Yale's The American Scholar

Monday, September 27, 2010


by Angela Simione

Artist Bio: Angela Simione is a multi-disciplinary artist working in San Francisco, CA. She received her BFA in Painting and Drawing with High Distinction from California College of the Arts in 2008. Her work is held in both private and corporate collections, most recently The Microsoft Art Collection.

Her creative work explores the nature of loss by examining the act of redaction and erasure as both fact and metaphor. She creates her own 'redacted documents' as a way to explore  events of loss as a major component in identity construction.  Her projects focus on presenting the experience of loss as a site of new hope where understanding and compassion become possible.


  1. These are amazing and discomforting as is much of Angela's work. Thanks for showing them here.

  2. Faceless and confrontational. Angela Simione is so talented!

  3. It's almost as if the opaque black of Gaga's sunglasses has consumed her photographic image! Meanwhile, we are left to interpret her hair, in all its symbolism, all we like...

  4. We're grateful to have been able to show them off! And yes, they are totally creepy. As disembodied wigs always are.

  5. I completely agree on the creepy lovely factor here (& I know next to nothing about Gaga!)-- also, they're somehow reminiscent of Mouseketeer hats, iconic in that remove-and-replace-them kind of way.

    [for Angela: word ver = pithed]


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