Artist Statement As an artist, I am attracted to expressing through abstract style. By using the color for emotions, the organic shapes for all the living things, and how mystic nature creates the world around us. I strive to express positive energy by using oil and other mediums. My mission is fulfilled when I create art that communicates with my heart to others. I value the power of Imagination, because it's the creation of reality.
Artist Bio Manami Yagashiro Lingerfelt was born in Japan and grew up in Tokyo, graduating from Tokyo Musashino Art College in 1985. Also she graduated School of Art and Design at Kennesaw States University, GA, U.S. 2015. She began her art career in Tokyo, Japan as a graphic designer and illustrator with major magazines and newspapers. However, she became increasingly displeased with her career and her life and decided to explore the world, dwelling briefly in places such as India, Nepal, Sweden and other parts of Asia and Europe from 1987-1997. She now calls Dallas, Georgia home and has produced many paintings inspired by the mystical aspects of the places she visited, the human condition itself, and of the natural world. She has been featured in exhibits in both the United States and Japan and is a continuing presence at art shows and in publications.
Her most recent awards include “Best in Show” First Friday Art Walk-Marietta Square, Marietta, GA 2014; Featured Artist2014 Yellow Daisy Festival,1st place on Dean’s Luncheon and Learn Series “Savor the Arts” Magazine; Printmaking department. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 2014; Awarded 2nd place, Juried College Exhibition at the Mountain View Art Alliance and The Art Place - Mt. View, GA 2014; Awarded 3rd place at the 31th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Fine Art Gallery, Kennesaw States University, Kennesaw, GA; Awarded 2nd place 2014 Fall Festival on Ponce, Atlanta, GA ; Awarded 3rd place at the Roswell Colors Art Festival, Roswell, GA andAwarded 2nd2014, 2nd Purchase Award Level at Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and University Ombuds Office Kennesaw States University, Kennesaw, GA. 2014.
Ultimately, Manami Lingerfelt`s mission is to provide a glimpse of the joyous beauty of life, and to spread this happiness to the world around us.