Ange Altenhofen is an interactive sculptor, illustrator, and wearable art maker currently based in rural Iowa. She earned her MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was the recipient of the Fred Forster Fellowship.
Ange's work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including galleries and museums in Florence, Italy, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. Notable exhibitions in the U.S. include the MCA Chicago, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Smart Museum, the Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, and the Hyde Park Art Center which sponsored her "Project Molehill", a hand-sewn climbing wall installed at the Cook County Administration Building in the Chicago Loop. She was also selected for the Artlink@Sotheby's International Young Art series which featured her interactive sculptures at Sotheby's Auction Houses in Tel Aviv, Vienna, and Chicago.
While living in Chicago she worked as a freelance costume designer and distresser and co-founded the costume-based performance group DeCorps Costume Collective.
Since returning to Iowa in 2015 she has exhibited her work at the 2017 Iowa Women's Art Exhibition at the Iowa Capitol, the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, and was most recently represented in the 2020 Rockford Midwestern Biennial. In 2019 Ange had the honor of being named an Iowa Artist Fellow.