Maria Mangano is an artist who explores the intersection of nature, museums, and science to address issues of wildness, conservation, and humanness. Wildlife, especially the kind familiar to people living in cities, figures largely in her work. Birds, in particular, have always captured her interest because of the fractal-like depth of their physical complexity and their significance in human culture as symbols, augurs, and links to the spiritual world.
A native of Syracuse, NY, Mangano moved to Pittsburgh, PA to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned her BFA in Printmaking/Drawing/Painting. She has exhibited in Pittsburgh at locations such as SPACE Gallery and Artists Image Resource, as well as regionally at the Chautauqua Institute in Western New York and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati. In 2014 her work was included in Errol Fuller’s book The Passenger Pigeon, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon. Mangano maintains a studio in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Point Breeze.
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