Manami Yagashiro Lingerfelt
The spiritual energy in me expresses on my canvas.
I am physically and emotionally involved with my art,
I feed off of that expressive energy and my artwork begins to take on organic shapes and movement, lyrical and mystical, and it possesses a universal appeal express through oil/acrylic paintings.
I strive to express positive energy, power and spirits.
My mission is fulfilled when I create the art that communicates with my heart to others. I value the power of Imagination, because it's the creation of reality.
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 Canton Festival of the Arts 2016, 2nd place Art and Craft, 2015 Gulf shore, AL. Shrimp festival, 2nd place 2015 Roswell Arts Festival, Winner of design as the mural for dk Gallery at the Marietta community 2015, 2nd place 2015 Roswell Art Festival, Roswell, GA,Best in Show 2014 First Friday Art Walk-Marietta Square, Marietta, GA ; 2014 Featured Artist Yellow Daisy Festival, 1st place on 2014 Dean’s Luncheon and Learn Series “Savor the Arts” Magazine; Printmaking department. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA ;2nd place, 2014 Juried College Exhibition at the Mountain View Art Alliance and The Art Place - Mt. View, GA ; 3rd place 2014 31th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Fine Art Gallery, Kennesaw States University, Kennesaw, GA; 2nd place 2014 Fall Festival on Ponce, Atlanta, GA ; 3rd place 2014 Roswell Colors Art Festival, Roswell, GA, 2nd Purchase Award Level at 2014 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.