Cara DeAngelis was born and raised in the wilds of undomesticated Connecticut. She is a recipient of the CT Office of the Arts Fellowship Grant for 2012, as well as the Barbara Deming/Money for Women Grant. She has had full fellowships at both the Vermont Studio Center and the Prairie Center of the Arts. In 2010 she was awarded residency at the Terra Foundation in Giverny, France, along with a Guggenheim travel grant. She is also a recipient of the Rudolph Zallinger Painting Award. Her 2016 portrait of Donald Trump was covered by Newsweek, W Magazine, Provincetown Banner, and more.
In 2011, Cara graduated with her Master’s degree from the New York Academy of Art. She currently lives and works between CT and NY as artist and curator.