I was an artist from the time I could hold a crayon, and have played with a wide variety of media since then. My first graphic design experience was old-school – drawing, collaging, (hand) silk screening, and preparing designs for offset printing. Much of my career has been in textile art, including liturgical work which taught me how to design something to read well on a large scale. When I discovered digital photography and imaging my world exploded. I now not only do digital graphic design and illustration, I’ve created work marrying digital imagery and textile techniques. Working with clients is a particularly satisfying occupation because I enjoy the energy generated between me and someone who wants to find an image to convey a thousand words.

Work Samples

  • Greeting and Note Cards

  • Marketing Materials

  • Digital Art Meets Material World

Work History

Brigid Manning-Hamilton 1419 So. 14th Street #2 Lafayette IN 47905 317/918-1123 brigidmh@comcast.net GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION 2014: Participated in April Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend as graphic artist and user interface designer for Grocery Getter team. 2012-2014: Gallery manager and in-house graphic designer for ART of Framing, Lafayette IN. 2010-present: Freelance designer: business cards, postcards, greeting cards, online newsletters, blogs and Face Book pages. Community organisation bus placards. 2000-2004: Freelance designer: Postcards, signage [hand-drawn, old-school]. 1984-1986 Graphics and illustrations :The Zionsville Times Sentinal, Zionsville, IN [hand-drawn, old-school]. SELECTED DIGITAL ARTWORK EXHIBITIONS 2013 Selections, Indianapolis International Airport. 2011 Elements in the Landscape, solo exhibit, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Lafayette IN. 2011 Stations of the Cross Art Exhibit, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Frankfort IN. 2010 NICHES Land Trust 15th Anniversary Celebrating Art in Nature, The Wells Center, Juried.Received Honorable Mention. SELECTED MIXED-MEDIA AND TEXTILE ART EXHIBITIONS 2007 Seeming Illusions/Seaming Impressions, Pivot Gallery, Indianapolis IN. Invitational. 2006 New Work, One-woman show, Planned Parenthood of IN Corporate Headquarters, Indianapolis IN. Invitational. 2003 Prints from Prints – A Bestiary and a Memoir, Plainfield Guilford Public Library, Plainfield, IN. Gallery Series. 2001 The 2001 Shrine & Altar Show, a featured event of the 6th Annual Indianapolis Spirit and Place Festival. The Domont Studio Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. Jennifer Complo McNutt, Anne Laker -- jurors. 1999 First Lady’s Art Series: INFiber, The Governor’s Residence, Indianapolis, IN. Jean Robertson – juror. SELECTED COMMISSIONS 2010 Shekinah Stole: ordination stole. 2009 Pomegranates I and II : pair of liturgical hangings; North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN. 2009 Peacock in Common Time – pulpit fall; North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN. 2008 Baptismal Vestments; Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, IN. 2005 Branch Over Sand Creek; Sand Creek Elementary School, Fishers, IN – via Fanning/Howey Associates. 2000 Monticello Triptych ; First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, IN. 1998 Earth, Air, Water, and Light; Commissioner of IDEM, Indianapolis, IN. SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE “In the hot seat: Brigid Manning-Hamilton”; Lafayette Journal and Courier; p.D3; May 31, 2013. “Mixed Landscapes by Brigid Manning- Hamilton” , http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_ce14b0e0-fb88-5b20-9096-6f526568fb52.html August 30, 2011. “Visual Arts – Divine Sustenance”; Nuvo; Julianna Thibodeaux; October 17, 2007. “Sunrise” WTHR – NBC Affiliate; On-air demo for Indianapolis Art Center with Tim “Tree Boy” Bush; Wednesday, February 11, 2004. “Regional Profile: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Wisconsin”; The Crafts Report; pp 50-51; July, 2001. “Life is Woven Into Art”; The Indianapolis Star; p. F1-3; January 2, 1999. EDUCATION Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Lafayette IN; various digital arts and business workshops and seminars, 2008 -present. Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN; Visual Arts, Theology, and Spirituality, 2006. Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN; various workshops and semester courses in printmaking and design, 1998-2002. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, A.B. in History; Graphics/print-making instruction and studio time

Education

Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN; Visual Arts, Theology, and Spirituality, 2006. Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN; various workshops and semester courses in printmaking and design, 1998-2002. Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, A.B. in History; Graphics/print-making instruction and studio time.

Specialties

Affiliations

MatchBox Coworking Studio, inaugural member, 2013-present, http://matchboxstudio.org/ Tippecanoe Arts Federation, member, 2008-present, http://www.tippecanoearts.org/index.html Surface Design Association, member, 2001- present. Art IN Hand Co-op Gallery, founding member, 1999-2004, http://www.artinhandgallery.com/

Awards

Tippecanoe Arts Federation Solo Exhibit, Wells Center, Lafayette IN, 2011 Tippecanoe Arts Federation Artist in Residence, Delphi Public Library, Delphi, IN, 2010. Individual Artist Project Grant, Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis, IN, 2002.

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