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4/5-6/6
8:00am-10:00pm
Winter Garden Gallery at Brookfield Place

Artwork by Victoria Manganiello


Artist Victoria Manganiello will exhibit four woven paintings in the Winter Garden Gallery. An exploration of material and color, these large scale textile pieces are made with hand-spun, hand-dyed and hand-woven cloth, housed within artist frames.

Victoria refers to these works as woven paintings, as the abstract surfaces are created while the canvases themselves are made. Inspired by visuals of topography and geography, the colors and shapes created within the abstraction are composed by utilizing traditional textile construction techniques along with a blend of natural and synthetic materials.

Curated by Common Ground Arts.

About Victoria Manganiello

Victoria Manganiello is a textile artist, historian, and educator. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Boulin ArtInfo, Forbes, and Architectural Digest, among others.

Victoria has received multiple international, recognized grants, commissions, and residency appointments including from Wave Farm, S&R Foundation, Center for Craft, The Wallstreet Journal, Harvest Works, StARTS Prize, and AIR Gallery.

She has exhibited her work internationally including in Romania, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Croatia, Austria, Iceland and Italy and throughout the USA including at the Tang Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, The Armory Center, and the Queens Museum.

She is also an adjunct professor at NYU and Parson’s the New School. Exploring the intersections between materiality, technology, geography, and storytelling, Victoria’s multi-disciplinary and installation work, abstract paintings, and kinetic sculptures are made meticulously with hand-woven textiles using hand-spun yarn and hand-mixed natural and synthetic color dyes alongside mechanical alternatives and modern technologies.

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