Kylie Manning (American, b.1983) is a Brooklyn based painter dealing with the tradition of gesture as filtered through the lens of contemporary German painting. An abstract figurative painter, her canvasses reveal a hybrid of influences pertaining to being born in Alaska and raised half in Mexico. Compositions investigate disintegrated, dystopian landscapes that vibrate between refined and wild. With an acute focus towards light and brushwork, Manning examines macabre figuration that toys with traditionally gendered “masterpieces”. Brushing upon a version of surrealist academia due to working and exhibiting in the Spinnerei alongside the New Leipzig School, Manning incorporates a contemporary feminist sense of humour and queer dialogue. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College Summa Cum Laude with a double Major in Philosophy and Visual Arts, with a Masters from the New York Academy of Art. 


Recent exhibitions include Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York, NY; The Whitney Museum, New York, NY; Spring/Break Art Show, Los Angeles, CA; Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA; AOAP, London, UK; THAN, Sotheby’s, New York, NY; NGORONGORO II, Berlin, Germany; Sabines Museum of Contemporary Art, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico; ART-KARLSRUHE, Karlsruhe, Germany; St-Art Fair, Paris, France; Scope Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland; and the Spinnerei Rundgang, Leipzig, Germany.