Joanna Manousis

She was awarded her BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Yale College, Wrexham, the UK, 2004. Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Glass from Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, the UK, 2007. She took her Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Dimensional Studies, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, the USA, 2010.She has received multiple grants, including the Greater Columbus Arts Council grant, Columbus, OH, the USA, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Artist in residence at several educational and cultural institutions in France, the UK, and the USA, including the Corning Glass Museum, Corning, NY, the USA, 2012.She has been awarded several nominations and art prizes, such as: the Glass Art Society, International Student Award, Pittsburgh, PA, the USA, 2007; the Borowsky Award Nomination, Philadelphia, PA, the USA, 2013, 2014; the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Award, London, the UK, 2015, 2017; the Queen Elisabeth Trust Award, London, 2019. She has participated in a handful of individual exhibitions in the UK and the USA, including Nature/Morte, the River House Arts, Toledo, OH, the USA, 2017. She has taken part in 40 collective exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the USA.
Her work is featured in both private and public collections in the USA and Europe.
She works in glass and mixed media. Her work is born out of a sustained exploration of human nature and the conflicts that exist between our inner reality and the world we occupy.