Haley Manchon grew up in a small town outside of Philadelphia and received her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018. She now shares a studio and gallery space with Kelly Sullivan, a fine artist based in Lambertville, NJ. The two co-own a collaborative art web application called Paint.Team, and Haley acts as the lead designer.
Haley had a solo exhibition, Exposed!, at Sussex County Community College in October 2019. Additionally, her work has recently exhibited at The Peninsula Gallery’s Figuratively Speaking in Lewes, DE; CLIP: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper in Lubbock, TX; the Offscreen Art Show at Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Raritan Valley Community College’s More Than A Feeling in Branchburg, NJ; the Strathmore Hall Foundation’s Annual Juried Exhibition Night in Bethesda, MD; and the Colored Pencil Society of America’s 26th Annual International Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois. Haley was also featured in ArtPremium Magazine’s Generation Z Issue for Winter 2020, which was on display at Art Basel Miami 2019. She has been a resident artist at the Gilbertsville Expressive Movement (2019) and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s Currents summer program (2017).
colored pencil, pastel, graphite
12 × 16 in.
This drawing is from a body of work that considers the use of binaries as fluctuations between states of mind. The images push and pull elements of light & shadow, transparency & opacity, and resolved & unresolved, among others. These binaries naturally occur in the labor-intensive drawing practice that I have become accustomed to – and during this time, I spend hours running through my thoughts, having conversations with myself, experiencing a wide range of emotions dependent on where my mind takes me. Each drawing translates these head spaces into an interior scene, where the background serves as a room to support the mood of the model.