L. Mylott Manning
L. Mylott Manning studied at Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Sculpture, and holds an MFA, Interdisciplinary Arts, from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Manning has also studied at Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art in France. Selected exhibitions include: Columbia University, Center for Theoretical Physics, New York, NY; The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York, NY; A:Live/A:Love, curated by Malcolm Harris, The Muse Creative, New York, NY; Push It, ArtNow NY, New York, NY; Fibers & Threads, Carlton Hotel, located in the Caravan Stylist Studio, New York, NY; Art Inside, curated by Gigi Kracht, Baur au Lac, Zurich, CH; Group Suit: A Day in the Park, presented by New York City Parks & Recreation, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY; 700 Spools of Thread (Keep it Together) chashama, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York, NY; Collective Spinning, as part of Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Schoolhouse, presented at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT. Artist residencies include the Arquetopia Foundation, Puebla, Mexico, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. Manning is a contributing artist to the World Council of the People for the United Nations journal Centerpoint Now. Manning has also been the keynote speaker at the New York Art Teachers annual conference.
The Associated Press, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Columbia Spectator, Brooklyn Rail and Time Out New York have reviewed Manning’s work.
My Stargate artworks function as contemporary mandalas. They are set with an intention of goodwill, have a center-point, and are within a framework that suggests the parameters of the physical world we live in. They are created by applying and removing multiple layers of fabric and paint. Each one is numbered to mark a moment in time.
As an artist and Reiki master, I am a conduit for energy and intuitive insight within the creation process. Reiki is universal healing energy that is channeled and directed towards the highest good of an individual and the collective. It is my goal to bridge the metaphysical with the physical in order to imbue my artwork with a deep sense of awareness.
The etheric body perceives its environment before the intellect can assign meaning through language. The process of discerning color, form, texture, mark- making and so on, in an artistic composition unlocks the door to intuition. The practice of trusting your intuition allows for personal growth and empowerment, which leads to healing.
Humanity is simultaneously linked and interdependent as the life of an individual is uniquely expressed. Polarization cultivates negative thought and ill will between two opposing sides. To work in duality is to accept conflict while focusing on the components that unify each group.
Engaging with my Stargate artworks is a means for awakening inner knowing, equilibrium and the ability to transmute unrest into well-being. When an individual fosters the development of integrity within, those values become projected outwards. This process creates unifying bridges of wisdom and supports the evolution of humanity into a new era of enlightenment.