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
mixed medium
11" x 14"
Confused Identity, 2017
mixed medium
15" x 23"
Cotton Candy, 2017
mixed medium
18" x 24"
Ghostly Being, 2015
mixed medium
12" x 16"
Infinity Bangle, 2015
acrylic
15" x 30"
Ocean Wave, 2017
mixed medium
15" x 22"
Protesters, 2013
acrylic
18" x 24"
She’s Here Now, 2013
mixed medium
12" x 24"
Splash of Bright Colors, 2015
acrylic
20" x 16"
The Limbs Need To Carry More Weight, 2014
mixed medium
10" x 13"
The Risk Taker, 2015
acrylic
18" x 20"
Vulnerable, 2015
Oil Pastels
16" x 20"
Adult Male, 2012
acrylic
18" x 24"
Antonio, 2017
mixed medium
15" x 23"
Art of Preservation, 2011
Oil Pastels
20" x 8"
Balancing Act, 2015
Oil Pastels
10" x 18"
Cyclamen, 2014
mixed medium
20" x 16"
Fish Eggs, 2014
mixed medium
18" x 24"
Fly-Flapper, 2012
Oil pastel on panel
12" x 12"
Habits Less Than Virtuous, 2012
acrylic on glass
35" x 28"
Marilyn, 2014
mixed medium
12" x 16"
National Museum, 2015
acrylic
16" x 20"
Stone 1, 2017
mixed medium
10" x 8"
The Ghostly Shadows Move Me, 2012
mixed medium
16" x 20"
A Lady in a Boat, 2014
mixed medium
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
mixed medium
11" x 14"
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Confused Identity, 2017
mixed medium
15" x 23"
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Cotton Candy, 2017
mixed medium
18" x 24"
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Ghostly Being, 2015
mixed medium
12" x 16"
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Infinity Bangle, 2015
acrylic
15" x 30"
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Ocean Wave, 2017
mixed medium
15" x 22"
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Protesters, 2013
acrylic
18" x 24"
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She’s Here Now, 2013
mixed medium
12" x 24"
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Splash of Bright Colors, 2015
acrylic
20" x 16"
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The Limbs Need To Carry More Weight, 2014
mixed medium
10" x 13"
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The Risk Taker, 2015
acrylic
18" x 20"
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Vulnerable, 2015
Oil Pastels
16" x 20"
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Adult Male, 2012
acrylic
18" x 24"
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Antonio, 2017
mixed medium
15" x 23"
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Art of Preservation, 2011
Oil Pastels
20" x 8"
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Balancing Act, 2015
Oil Pastels
10" x 18"
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Cyclamen, 2014
mixed medium
20" x 16"
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Fish Eggs, 2014
mixed medium
18" x 24"
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Fly-Flapper, 2012
Oil pastel on panel
12" x 12"
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Habits Less Than Virtuous, 2012
acrylic on glass
35" x 28"
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Marilyn, 2014
mixed medium
12" x 16"
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National Museum, 2015
acrylic
16" x 20"
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Stone 1, 2017
mixed medium
10" x 8"
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The Ghostly Shadows Move Me, 2012
mixed medium
16" x 20"
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A Lady in a Boat, 2014
mixed medium
12" x 12"
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