Trained as a botanist, Ilana Manolson has an intimate and profound knowledge of the natural world. Her work stems both from her observations and outdoor paintings, and from her recollections painted in the studio. Manolson integrates precise observations of plants and organic matter into ethereal compositions, suggesting the fluidity between moment and memory. Combining intricate details with large, fluid brushstrokes, the artist creates a strong yet delicate evocation of the life and light in nature.
Ilana Manolson’s work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, DeCordova Museum, and Fuller Museum of Art. After years exhibiting in the USA and internationally, she will be presenting her first solo show with Cadogan Contemporary in London in April.