Louise Manifold works conceptually with film, photography, sculpture and text. Fascinated by the power of stories and the creation of myth , Manifold's work explores narratives and scenarios that challenge on theself and the body in relation to the other. Referencing ideas on cinematic estrangement and theatricality hermulti disciplinary practice reflects upon the boundaries of neurosis and myth as a means to explore human disconnection from the lived world in favor of a private real.
Manifold graduated from Central St Martins Collage London and the Galway/Mayo Institute ofTechnology, Ireland. Louise has been the recipient of awards from The Arts Council of Ireland, CultureIreland, and local authorities. In 2009 she was one of the four artists short-listed nominated for Allied Irish Bank Art prize for young artists of promise.She has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and internationally in exhibitions at Galway International Arts Festival, The Science Gallery Dublin, The MAC Belfast, ISCP, New York. Proximal Distances Chicago, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Red House Arts Centre Syracuse New York, Candid Arts Centre, London.411 Galleries, China. She has been awarded residencies with Tyrone Guthrie, SIM Iceland ISCP New York . The Botin Foundation,Spain. The Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin, Ireland( 2014/15). Current/recent projects include AerialSparks for Galway's European Capital of Culture Program, Architecture and the Art of Exile, Palas Cinema Galway and Wild-Screen Connemara.
Website : www.louisemanifold.com