Jane Manus  (American, 1951) 

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Jane Manus (American, b.1951) is an internationally renowned sculptor, who has achieved significant success and prominence in the art world with her abstract, geometric metal works. At the core of her aesthetic is the simple geometry of minimalism, but her works are also surrounded with an emotional aura that interacts with the viewer.

Manus received her BFA from Rollins College and the Art Institute of Boston. She was always interested in monumental work and eventually accepted steel as her preferred material, saying, “I like metal sculpture because of its permanence, and because you can see immediate results. You can tack or weld parts together to see what the work will look like…”

She had her first solo show in 1976, and since then, her work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Her sculpture is also included in the public collections of the Lincoln Center/List Collection, New York, NY; the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; the Sagamore Collection, Miami Beach, FL; the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL; Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; the Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL; and the Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan.

One of the few female artists in the genre of abstract geometric sculpture, Jane counts Louise Nevelson (American, 1899–1988), Louise Bourgeois (American/French, 1911–2010), and Beverly Pepper (American, b.1922) among her inspirations, as well as Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872–1944), Mark di Suvero (American, b.1933), and David Smith (American, 1906–1965). Architecture has always been a great inspiration as well. Her sculpture is light and playful. Made from aluminum, the works are painted in bright and bold colors, and avoid symmetry or predictability, appearing both simple and complex.

In the words of the artist herself, “As a sculptor, I am interested in exploring several aspects of three dimensional space in my work; the interaction of positive and negative spaces, the difference between frontal and side views, and the play of shadows on the surfaces surrounding the object. My work is defined by minimal abstract form; bold color; highly finished, tactile surfaces; and architectural integrity. It is about harmony with the environment and balance with the human form.”

Manus lives and works in Florida.

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Jane Manus, Time Out

 

Jane Manus
Time Out
2008

Contessa Gallery
Jane Manus, Straight to the Point

 

Jane Manus
Straight to the Point
2010

Contessa Gallery
Jane Manus, Sunrise

 

Jane Manus
Sunrise
2011

Contessa Gallery
Jane Manus, Juggler

 

Jane Manus
Juggler
2008

Contessa Gallery
Jane Manus, Trailerman

 

Jane Manus
Trailerman
2002

LewAllen Galleries
Jane Manus, Martini

 

Jane Manus
Martini
2000-2012

LewAllen Galleries
Jane Manus, Danielle

 

Jane Manus
Danielle
2011

LewAllen Galleries
Jane Manus, Martini

 

Jane Manus
Martini
2000-2012

LewAllen Galleries
Jane Manus, Box Trot

 

Jane Manus
Box Trot
2007

Nikola Rukaj Gallery

1951   Born in New York, NY
1978   Bethlehem Steel Corporation
1979   Delta Steel Company, Jackson, MS
1987   Mitzi Newhouse Juried Exhibition, First Prize, Sculpture competition
  Attended Rollins College at the Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
  BFA, The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
  Resides in Florida
2011   Constructive Angles: Jane Manus, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH (solo)
2010   Art Chicago, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2010   Berry-Hill Gallery, New York, NY
2010   Onward, Fay Gold Presents, Atlanta, GA
2010   Recent Sculpture, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD (solo)
2009   Lincoln Center Collects, featuring Jane Manus & Thomas Lollar, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
2009   Lincoln Center Collects, featuring Jane Manus & Thomas Lollar, Karen Lynne Gallery, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
2008   Synapse, Samuel P. Harn Museum of ART, Gainesville, FL (solo)
2008   Palm Beach 3, Stephen Rosenberg Fine Art, New York, NY
2008   Focus, Larsen Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2008   Art / Love, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007   Palm Beach 3, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007   Focus, Larsen Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007   Mid Century – Modern, Wallace Fine Art, Long Boat Key, FL
2007   Space, WhiteSpace Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
2007   Geometry, Larsen Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (solo)
2007   Jane Manus, Galleria Ristori, Albenga, Italy (solo)
2006   Functional Sculpture, Galerie Francoise et E.S.F., Baltimore, MD (solo)
2006   Extension 2006, Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville International Airport, FL (solo)
2006   Palm Beach 3, 511 Gallery, New York, NY
2006   From Private Walls, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL
2006   Larsen Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2005   Palm Beach 3, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta , GA
2005   Extension, 511 Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005   Modern Minimal, Modern Abstract, Wallace Fine Art, Longboat Key, FL (solo)
2005   Continuing Group Exhibition, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2005   Continuing Group Exhibition, Donna Tribby Fine Art, W. Palm Beach, FL
2004   Milano Flash Art Fair, Art+ Gallery, Milano, Italy
2004   Exhibition of Art and Design, Art+ Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
2004   Peter Wallace Fine Arts, Long Boat Key, FL
2004   City Works, Donna Tribby Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
2003   Art Basel, Official Closing Party (Featured Artist), Nikki Beach Club, Miami Beach, FL (solo)
2003   Jane Manus Sculpture, Art+ Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)
2003   Jane Manus, The Cultural Exchange Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (solo)
2003   Jane Manus New Work, Waddington & Tribby Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
2003   Mutamentum - USA Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2003   The Cultural Exchange Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2003   Mutamentum Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2002   Miniatures Exhibition 2002, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2002   A Little Art, Waddington & Tribby Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL
2002   Jane Manus “Framing” Spaces, Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
2002   Jane Manus, Heriard Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2002   Only Connect, Jane Manus, Andrea Pronto Arte Contemporanea, Crespano, Italy (solo)
2002   Continuing Group Exhibition, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2001   Miniatures Exhibitions 2001, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2001   La via dell’arte, Arte Contemporanea al Museo “Manlio Trucco” Albisola, Italy
2001   Tete-a-Tete, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL
2001   Jane Manus & Bruce Helander, Sculptural Collaboration, Cima Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
2001   15th Anniversary Celebration, Sculpture - Jane Manus, Corbino Galleries, Longboat Key, FL (solo)
2000   Jane Manus, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL (solo)
2000   Tete a Tete, Rotraut & Jane Manus, Galerie Francoise et E.S.F Lutherville, MD (solo)
2000   Jane Manus Sculpture, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2000   Monochromatic, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2000   Sculpture Garden, Corbino Gallery, Long Boat Key, FL
  Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
  Mississippi Museum, Jackson, MS
  Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  The Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
  McDonald Stewart Art Center, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
  Artes Magnus Europe, Geneva, Switzerland
  Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
  The Lincoln Center/List Collection, New York, NY
  White Space, West Palm Beach, FL
  Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
  The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
  The Sagamore Collection, Miami Beach, FL
  Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
  Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, FL