Angelea Heartsong-Redding (American, b.1990) is a photographic artist from rural northern California. Her traumatic childhood experiences of domestic violence and homelessness deeply influence her artistic practice. She is informed by her struggle for control over her own body and anxieties regarding her identity as well as her corporeal existence. Her work explores contradictions within beauty, evidence of personal traumas, and the female gaze. H.R.’s photography was exhibited in institutions such as The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA, the Jackie Headley Gallery in Chico, CA and the Siskiyous Art Museum in Dunsmuir, CA. Her work was included in publications by She Shoots Film and Cordella Magazine. In 2020, she was awarded the Mary Ahlquist Memorial Art Scholarship award and in 2015, she received the Siskiyous Artist Association award. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts at California State University Chico.