Jennifer Manzella: City Blocks

April 15 – September 8, 2019

Rosedale Gallery


A panel discussion featuring Manzella and photographer Tamsen Wojtanowski will be held on April 18, 2019 in the University Commons Great Room beginning at 6:30 PM with a reception to follow. Both events are free and open to the public.

Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to present "Jennifer Manzella: City Blocks" in the Rosedale Gallery from April 15 through September 8, 2019.

Artist Statement

This exhibition featuring small copper etchings that explore quiet spaces in between buildings, construction sites and the industrial river fronts in the city of Philadelphia. The prints reflect the changing cityscape, more recently catalyzed by gentrification and development, as well as the architectural remnants of an industrial past.  

Artist Biography

Jennifer Manzella is an artist and printmaker who’s print-work is mainly created through relief and etching processes. She’s been an art educator for over 10 years and received an MFA in printmaking at The University of Georgia. Jennifer has been in numerous juried national and international exhibitions including two with the International Print Center in New York City. She has been involved in several public art projects in New York City and Philadelphia, has been a recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Grant, and has done several artist residencies included the Haystack Open Studio Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware but raised in Connecticut, she has lived in many different places on the east coast. Jennifer relocated back to Philadelphia, her adopted home, in the summer of 2016 after living in Athens, GA for 12 years. She currently teaches printmaking courses at Arcadia University and is a member of BYO Print, a print cooperative in Philadelphia.

Link to the artist's site.

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