Jason ManleyPast AIR
Jason Manley creates drawings, sculptures and public artworks that challenge functionalism and commercialization in the built environment. He repurposes industrial materials such as concrete, steel, and found objects for poetic means of expression and to explore the myriad effects of language on the physical design of things and places. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including recent solo exhibitions at Valerie Lambert Gallery in Brussels, Museum of Public Fiction in Los Angeles, and CUAC in Salt Lake City. His temporary and permanent public art projects have been displayed in California, Kansas and Nebraska. An MFA graduate of the University of Arizona, he has been an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Art, the Bemis Center of Contemporary Art, and Illinois State University. His artwork has been written about and published in Artforum, LA Weekly, Design Bureau, and Artillery. He has received grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Arizona Commission of the Arts, and a Lindquist Fellowship award from Weber State University. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Art, Head of Sculpture, in the Department of Visual Art and Design at Weber State University.