Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Angela Tiatia is of Samoan and Australian heritage. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology in 2010. She has since been actively making and exhibiting work internationally.
Working in the mediums of paint, sculpture, video installation, and performance art, she is focused on subverting stereotypical notions of the feminine, exotic, and commodified being. Her works are held in the collections of The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), and private collectors throughout Australia.
Tiatia currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia with her husband and son.
Tiatia is represented by Alcaston Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.