May 18 - June 17, 2017
Opening Reception: May 18, 6-9 pm
River House Arts is thrilled to present Nature Morte, a selection of works in glass, bronze, and mixed media from Joanna Manousis. This is artist’s largest exhibition to date and includes pieces made during her residencies at The Toledo Museum of Art in January, 2017 and Alfred University in March, 2017. The show opens with a public exhibition on Thursday, May 18 from 6 – 9 pm (during Art Loop) and runs through June 17.
Now living and working in Toledo, the British born artist and designer is highly regarded for her fine craftsmanship and ambitious glass casting techniques. Her exploration of human emotion, memory, and the passage of time is informed by a keen understanding of the properties of glass and a strong literary sensibility.
In June of 2017, Manousis’s work will be showcased in Young Glass, a major international competition and exhibition at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark and in August, she will have a piece included in the British Glass Bienale. She earned a Bombay Sapphire Award nomination for 'Excellence in Glass' in 2008, the first 'Hans Godo Frabel Award' for 'Outstanding Achievement in Glass' in 2010, along with other numerous scholarships and awards for her individual approach in glass sculpture and installation. She’s been featured in nearly a dozen publications including American Art Collector, Glass Quarterly, and New Glass Review.
Manousis has created her work within residencies at The Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Corning Glass Museum, NY, and The Cité Internationale des Arts, France and can be seen in the permanent collections at Ebeltoft Glass Museet, Denmark and the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan, Armenia.
Joanna Manousis holds 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, England. She has worked, studied and taught in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Figs and Urns (detail) ,Cast Crystal, 24 Carat Gold Mirror, Aluminum, 45” x 45” x 3.5” 2016