Picture of Elizabeth Manfredi

Elizabeth Manfredi was born in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications.  She also has a Master’s Degree in Studio Art, Painting, from Dominican University in Florence, Italy and received a fellowship to complete a Master’s Degree in Renaissance Art History from Syracuse University in Florence.  She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.  She is presently working in studios in Oracle, AZ and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.  Her work may be seen in many corporate collections around the Twin Cities as well as collections in France and Italy.

Artist’s Statement

I am interested in the play of light and atmosphere in the natural world.  I look for a rhythm in the shadow and highlights of landscapes, interpreted through shapes and value shifts.  This series of works represents an intersection between landscape, showing flickering shadows, delicate nuances of value transition and contrast of textures between hard and soft surfaces.  I see these subtly modulated variations of light and shade as emotional differences between darkness and light. Most work is done on location and reflects a continued interest in travel and observation of the spirit of the places visited.  I first begin with a series of drawings in my small sketchbook to familiarize myself with the motif and then gradually move to the larger works in oil and pastel in the studio.


Master of Arts, Art History, Syracuse University, New York and Florence, Italy
Master of Arts, Painting, Dominican University, Chicago, Illinois and Florence, Italy
Bachelor of Science, Visual Communications, Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago, IL

Recent Employment History

Art Instructor, Pima Community College, Northwest Campus, Tucson, AZ, 2004-Present
Art Instructor, Art History, entral Arizona College, Aravaipa, Winkelman, AZ, 2004-Present
Art Instructor, Studio Art and Art History, Century College, White Bear Lake, MN, 1994-2004
Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist in Residence Roster, 1996-2002

Selected Recent Exhibitions

The Back Alley Gallery, 2006, Oracle, AZ
Central Arizona College, Aravaipa Campus, 2004, Winkleman, AZ
Cottonwood County Historical Society, 2003, Windom, MN
Normandale Community College, 2002, St. Paul, MN
Minnesota State Fair, 2004, 2002, St. Paul, MN
Lake County Pastel Society, 2002-3, St. Paul MN
Gallery 360, 2003, Minneapolis, MN
Alliance Francaise, 1997, 2001, Minneapolis, MN
The Groveland Gallery, 1999, Winter Group Show, Minneapolis, MN
Visions of Place, Beloit College Alumni Exhibition, 1999, Beloit, WI
Northern Lights Juried Show, 1995, 1997, White Bear Lake, MN, honorable mention award
Burnsville Area Society for the Arts, 1996, Burnsville, MN, best of show award
Musée Ad Zak, 1993, Paris, France
World Trade Center, 1993, St. Paul, MN
The British Institute, 1991, Florence, Italy


Coffman Condominiums, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
First National Bank of Hudson, Woodbury, MN
Hennepin Parks District Office, Maple Grove, MN
Metropolitan Council, St. Paul, MN
Plymouth City Hall, Plymouth, MN
St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN
Mayor’s Office, Parcay-Merlay and St. Caradec, France
Maison St. Joseph, LeQuillio, France
3M, St. Paul MN

Gallery Affiliations

Tohano Chul Botanical Garden Museum Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Art Preserve, White Bear Lake, MN

Grants and Awards

Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN, Artist’s Residency Award, 2003
Syracuse University in Florence, Renaissance Art History Fellowship, 1990-91

Media and Publications

Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN, 4/2007
The Oracle, AZ, 4/2006
Northwest Explorer, 4/2004
Remick Gallery, Windom Historical Museum Exhibition Catalog, MN, 10/2003
Cottonwood County Citizen, Windom, MN, 10/2003
Mountain Lake Observer Advocate, Mountain Lake, MN, 5/2003
Town Life, St. Paul, MN, 7-8/2003
Red Wing Republican Eagle, Red Wing, MN, 9/2002
Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, 5/2000
Vision of Place, Wright Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog, Beloit, WI, 8/1999
The Gazette, Red Lake Falls, MN, 9/1998
Wednesday Journal, Oak Park, IL, 4/1995
Armor Magazine, Brittany, France, 1/1994
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN, 12/1993
L’Ouest France, Brittany, France, 8/1992
Le Télégramme, Brittany, France, 8/1992
1666 Coffman News, St. Paul, MN, 11/1991
Le Télégramme, Brittany, France, 7/1991
The British Institute Newsletter, Florence, Italy, 6/1991
The Southwest Journal, Minneapolis, MN, 5/1991
Le Télégramme, Brittany, France, 7/1990
L’Ouest France, Brittany, France, 7/1990
Bismarck Art and Gallery Association, Bismarck, ND, 5 & 6/1988
Honeywell Gallery News, Minneapolis, MN, 2/1987
The Horn, Minneapolis MN, 2/1987
The Florence Mining News, Florence, WI, 2/1986
The Daily Press, Escanaba MI, 3/1986
The Daily Calumet, Chicago, IL, 12/1974