About

Joanna Manousis holds an MFA in Sculpture from Alfred University, NY, and a BFA in Glass from The University of Wolverhampton, England. She has worked, studied and taught in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States and has received a number of scholarships and awards for her blown and kiln cast sculpture. These include a Bombay Sapphire nomination, the Frabel award for ‘Best Artist’, and a finalist entry in ‘E-Merge’, 2010. Currently Manousis resides in the United States, and is a freelance glass artist and designer in Philadelphia.

"My work captures and animates liminal moments, revealing a world in which objects, beings and places are interconnected and in flux. I re-appropriate objects that exist in the world 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 bring about an extended dialogue.

I predominantly use glass in my sculpture to induce reflection, both physically and metaphorically, in the viewer. It is the transparency of glass, a solid state of atmosphere that simultaneously reveals yet barricades, that I find most compelling. Through the intrinsic material properties and associations of glass I use the medium to create installations that speak of human emotion, memory, and the passage of time."

Current Studio Artists

Mariana Garibay Raeke, Mixed Media Sculpture, Tuesday

Tai Hwa Goh, Printmaking, Design, Installation, Wednesday

Kathleen McDermott, Multimedia Performance, Technology Design, Thursday

Rachel Frank, Mixed Media Sculpture, Performance, Friday

Heidi Lau, Ceramic Sculpture, Paper Sculpture, Saturday

Christa Pratt, Painting, Mixed Media, Sunday

Ilana Harris-Babou, Performance, Mixed Media Installation, Tuesday–Saturday