Jennifer Lynn Manzella


Contact Information

j.l.manzella@att.net

Phone: (215) 990-3707

http://www.jlmanzella.net

Artist's Biography

Jennifer Manzella is an artist and a printmaker who works mainly with relief and etching processes. In her large reduction block series she explores the complex relationship between color and landscape inspired by traditional Japanese Ukiyo- e prints. In a recent woodblock print series she depicts hybrid dwellings that are meant to tap into a nostalgic sense of being mobile or immobile. She has been an art educator for ten years and received an MFA in printmaking at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Jennifer’s prints have been in numerous juried national and international exhibitions including two juried exhibitions at the International Print Center in New York City. Having relocated back to Philadelphia last summer, she lived in Athens, GA for twelve years where she taught as a full time lecturer for the University of North Georgia. Jennifer currently lives in South Philly and teaches printmaking at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.

Artist's Statement

My images are inspired by the places I’ve lived, the places I visit, the places I have traveled to and the places I romanticize. I sometimes think of “place” as an emotional state rather than a geographic location; our associations and experience with certain places can trigger both nostalgia and wanderlust. Recalling urban and natural settings, I strive to visualize a manifestation of these places combining remnants of reality, memory, and dream.

Working mainly in print media, drawing and collage, I create artwork that recalls images of landscape often tied in with the idea of place, home and shelter. These images are often constructions from actual places in my past travels as well as found images that have been transformed through various drawing and printmaking processes.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Structurally Sound, Nice Things Handmade, Philadelphia, PA

2010
City Walls Mural Project, Sponsored by Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Time Spent Sleeping; Time Spent Awake, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2006
The Nature of Things, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

2005
Temporal Landscapes, Hot Corner Gallery, Athens, GA

1998
New Works, First Unitarian Church, Cambridge, MA

Group
2017
New Prints/Winter, International Print Center New York, NYC, NY
Juried Exhibition

UGA Alumni Show, Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA

Southworks, Oconee Cultural Center for the Arts, Watkinsville, GA

Works on Paper- NJC 2017, LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ

Transferred Impressions, Black Moth Gallery, Ardmore, PA

2016
Tiny Universe Two, Gallery@ Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA
Invitational

Out of Print – BYO Group show, B-Square Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Landscape, Sense of Place, SITE: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Killing the Cure, Random Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA

An Elegant Statement, Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC

41st Annual Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House, Athens, GA

Southworks, Oconee Cultural Center for the Arts, Watkinsville, GA

2015
Detour Thru My Mind, ATHICA, Athens GA

UNG Faculty Art Exhibition, Quinlan Center for Visual Art, Gainesville, GA

2014
Athens Arcana: A Contemporary Tarot, ATHICA, Athens, GA
Invitational

Somewheres & Nowheres: New Prints, IPCNY, NYC
International Juried Exhibition

New Prints Benefit and Silent Auction, International Print Center New York, NYC, NY

2nd ATHICA Mystery Triennial, ATHICA, Athens, GA
Invitational

Tiny Universe, Gallery@ Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA
Invitational

2013
ATHICARDS: A Creative Deck of Athens Art, ATHICA, Athens, GA

GSC Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Roy C. Moore Gallery, Gainesville, GA

2011
The Last Hoorah, Blue Tin Gallery, Athens, GA

ATHICA Mystery Triennial, ATHICA, Athens, GA
Invitational

Aards and Honors

2016 - 2017
Barnes – de Mazia Certificate Scholarship, Barnes Foundation,

2016
Haystack School of Crafts Technical Assistant Scholarship, Deer Isle, ME

Best in Show 2D Award, Southworks, Oconee Cultural Center for the Arts, Watkinsville, GA

2015
Haystack Open Studio Residency, Deer Isle, ME

Haystack Workshop/Japanese Woodblock Prints, Deer Isle, ME

Summer Studio Residency, BYO Print, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Summer Studio Residency, BYO Print, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Rebecca Thompson Stonington Residency, Stonington, ME

2012
Studio Residency, Lower Eastside Print Shop, New York, NY

2011
Studio Residency, Lower Eastside Print Shop, New York, NY

2010
Brooklyn Arts Council & Metrotech BID, City Walls Mural Project, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Andy Warhol Foundation Grant, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005
Teaching Assistantship, Lamar Dodd School of Art UGA, Athens, GA

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship, UGA, Athens, GA

Cortona Stipend Scholarship, UGA, Athens, GA

Professional Experience

2016 - Present
Adjunct Instructor of Art, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

2013 - 2016
Lecturer of Art, The University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA

2009 - 2012
Full-time Instructor of Art, Gainesville State College, Gainesville, GA

2007 - 2009
Adjunct Instructor of Art, Gainesville State College, Gainesville, GA

Adjunct Instructor of Printmaking/Foundations, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2005 - 2007
Teaching Assistant, Instructor of Record, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2005
Teaching Assistant Summer Semester, The University of Georgia, in Cortona, Italy

Collaborative Projects & Additional Experience
2017
Volunteer coordinator, International Southern Graphics Council Conference, Terminus, Atlanta GA

2016
Volunteer, Mural Arts Philadelphia

2014
Contributing researcher on an upcoming article about the El Camino Santiago with anthropologist Dr. Joseph Manzella. Walked the pilgrimage route called the Camino Frances approximately 700 kms.

2014
Installation Technician, Advice From the Oceans/ Athens Celebrates Elephant Six Exhibition, ATHICA, Athens, GA

2010 - 2011
Contributing member and founder, Blue Tin Artist Collective, Athens, GA

2009 – 2011
Printmaking Instructor, Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, GA

Profesional Affiliations

Southern Graphics Council Member
BYO Print Member, Philadelphia, PA
Mid American Print Council Member

Education

2007
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
MFA, Printmaking

2005
The University of Georgia Study Abroad in Cortona, Italy
Graduate Assistant

1998
The University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
BA, Studio Art