Installation view, Variations Within a Species (left), The Real Cinderella Dress (center and right)

Installation view, Variations Within a Species (left), The Real Cinderella Dress (center and right)

Val Mann Art is the website for American artist Valerie Mann.  She has shown her work professionally in the U.S. and abroad for 26 years.  Her work has received numerous awards and is in public and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Public collections include, Google Ann Arbor, South Bend Museum of Art, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, MI, Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN, Muskegon Community College, MI, Grosse Pointe Library, MI, and Saline District Library, MI.

She grew up on a working farm, helping raise livestock, corn, soybeans, wheat and hay.  Spending many hours outdoors and doing physical labor gave way to letting her imagination run wild.  Having materials of all kinds available and parents who were largely unaware of missing spray paint cans gave way to interesting murals and manifestos 'appearing' on interior barn walls.

Mann is inspired by the outdoors, people, materials and pushing the boundaries of possibility with those materials.