ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST
Eva Mantell writes, "The gestures I develop have telling details as each piece is an homage to a story, possibly outrageous, possibly true." Working in a range of media, she uses readily found materials from culture and nature to question the relationship between the environment and inner life. Her artwork has been seen at The Brooklyn Museum, The ICA in Boston, The Hunterdon Museum of Art; internationally at Photo Antwerpen in Belgium and at the Dada Festival in Liverpool, England. An interactive video piece of hers "Float and Jumble" was presented at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in 2011.
Eva is a teacher and a leader of professional development with a special interest in the fields of creative aging, arts and health. Her approach in teaching as well as studio practice is to see art as a game of creativity where all participants have the potential to contribute to the conversation. She teaches at the Arts Council of Princeton and holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband and two children.
More information about Eva’s work is available at www.evamantell.com