“For many years my art has held together as a statement of color and response to places and situations I have experienced. Then in 1976, I become fascinated with the bright colors and light of Mexico .
This fascination resulted in the creation of 600 SX-70 photographs, which were manipulated to accentuate the essence of each particular situation recorded. The images were edited and published as D'ART OBJECTS, a Collaboration by Mary Manusos and John Chakeres, 1979. These photographs played an important role in the structure and content of my subsequent art work.”
Mary Manusos was born in San Diego , California . Studied at San Diego State University , then at University of Wisconsin at Madison . She has been creating art for almost four decades and has had numerous single artist shows, juried shows and has received nine grants. She has written numerous books including d'Art Objects and Woman's Self Image. Her work is in the numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art , Tweed Museum , Cleveland Museum , and the Library of Congress.