Joanna Manousis is a British – American artist specialized in sculptural objects and installations in glass and mixed media, mainly wall art sculptures.
She has earned numerous awards and internationally recognized nominations for her work. Manousis has created her work within major public museums and studio residency programs worldwide. Her work has been exhibited internationally at institutions and art fairs like Salon Art + Design, NY and FOG Art + Design, San Franscisco. Holding a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Alfred University, New York, and a First Class Honors Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from The University of Wolverhampton, Manousis has worked, studied and taught in Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.
“My work captures and animates liminal moments, revealing a world in which objects, beings and places are interconnected. I re-appropriate material objects as a device to lure and engage a universal audience. Through spatial configuration, context and material I use the information connected with them as objects to spark an extended dialogue.”
The artist works a lot with glass to induce reflection in the viewer. It is the transparency of glass, a solid state of atmosphere that simultaneously reveals yet barricades, that she finds most compelling.
Her one of a kind objects and installations call attention to the beauty of nature and our collective conscious while blurring distinctions between fine and decorative art. Her work is represented by Wexler Gallery.
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