Laura McManus
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Studio Member since 2010

b.1976

The artwork of Laura McManus is both arcane and revealing. Working quietly, her artwork speaks boldly for itself.

McManus frequently uses both hands simultaneously, while creating her mixed media paintings. Punctuated with a clever combination of intuition and willful choice, she combines mediums and mark making styles into expressive statements for the viewer to dive into. Each piece she creates is a product of great patience and dedication. Layer after layer is methodically applied and often stripped away, only to be replaced by something new.

McManus’s soft line work flows in and out of the layers of her drawings, creating an air of playful mystery, much like the artist herself.

Sharks and Ostriches, 2017

11" x 14"
Confused Identity, 2017

15" x 23"
Cotton Candy, 2017

18" x 24"
Ghostly Being, 2015

12" x 16"
Infinity Bangle, 2015

15" x 30"
Ocean Wave, 2017

15" x 22"
Protesters, 2013

18" x 24"
She’s Here Now, 2013

12" x 24"
Splash of Bright Colors, 2015

20" x 16"
The Limbs Need To Carry More Weight, 2014

10" x 13"
The Risk Taker, 2015

18" x 20"
Vulnerable, 2015

16" x 20"
Adult Male, 2012

18" x 24"
Antonio, 2017

15" x 23"
Art of Preservation, 2011

20" x 8"
Balancing Act, 2015

10" x 18"
Cyclamen, 2014

20" x 16"
Fish Eggs, 2014

18" x 24"
Fly-Flapper, 2012

12" x 12"
Habits Less Than Virtuous, 2012

35" x 28"
Marilyn, 2014

12" x 16"
National Museum, 2015

16" x 20"
Stone 1, 2017

10" x 8"
The Ghostly Shadows Move Me, 2012

16" x 20"
A Lady in a Boat, 2014

12" x 12"
A is for Artist
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL - 2017
Permanent Collection
The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017
Carson's Furniture Gallery
Glenview, IL - 2017
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Sharks and Ostriches, 2017

11" x 14"
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Confused Identity, 2017

15" x 23"
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Cotton Candy, 2017

18" x 24"
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Ghostly Being, 2015

12" x 16"
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Infinity Bangle, 2015

15" x 30"
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Ocean Wave, 2017

15" x 22"
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Protesters, 2013

18" x 24"
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She’s Here Now, 2013

12" x 24"
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Splash of Bright Colors, 2015

20" x 16"
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The Limbs Need To Carry More Weight, 2014

10" x 13"
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The Risk Taker, 2015

18" x 20"
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Vulnerable, 2015

16" x 20"
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Adult Male, 2012

18" x 24"
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Antonio, 2017

15" x 23"
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Art of Preservation, 2011

20" x 8"
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Balancing Act, 2015

10" x 18"
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Cyclamen, 2014

20" x 16"
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Fish Eggs, 2014

18" x 24"
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Fly-Flapper, 2012

12" x 12"
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Habits Less Than Virtuous, 2012

35" x 28"
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Marilyn, 2014

12" x 16"
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National Museum, 2015

16" x 20"
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Stone 1, 2017

10" x 8"
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The Ghostly Shadows Move Me, 2012

16" x 20"
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A Lady in a Boat, 2014

12" x 12"
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