The investigative nature of Agelio’s work may stem from his background in sciences – he received his BA in Biology from University of California, Santa Barbara. Not wishing to pursue a career in science, he returned to his lifelong interest in art & earned his MFA from California College of Arts & Crafts. In 1998, Agelio’s early ceramic work was selected by the American Craft Museum (NY) for Young Americans, representing the best work generated by United States artists under thirty. Since, he has continued to exhibit in galleries & museums across the United States, including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts & the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Agelio produces & sells his own functional line of graphite objects all over the world & is represented by Jack Fisher Gallery, San Francisco.
Agelio joined Workshop Residence in 2012 to make new work from unexpected materials such as recycled plastic milk jugs & selvedge denim. In 2017, he collaborated with us, & with his son, Noah Batle, on the design of Unruly Paper.