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Joshua Mangis With

Joshua Mangis With grew up 45 minutes west of Chicago and moved to Buffalo in 2016 to be with his now-wife, who is a Buffalo native.

With holds a BA in Community Art from Wheaton College and is passionate about making art that engages people both inside and outside the traditional gallery audience and setting. With’s personal practice is centered in sculpture and percussion. His community experience includes work on commissioned group mural, mosaic, and quilt projects, organizing group exhibitions and gallery-campus relations, coordinating visuals and a participatory installation for a sexual assault prevention campaign, and teaching youth percussion/music classes.

As his social and personal practice engages community at varying levels, he strives to make art that is responsible and accountable to its community. His work often focuses on issues of health, healing, self-care, and vulnerability. He is particularly drawn to working with pill bottles because while prescription medication can be a very heavy and provocative topic for many, it is an ordinary reality in his life as someone with two chronic illnesses. He believes creating is an inherently vulnerable act, and the success of his work is dependent on his ability to implicate himself in the work. If you care about people, community, art, or if you are breathing, he would likely love to work with you.

 

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Education

B.A. in Community Art, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL

Community Experience

Studio Assistant, Daniel Finch, Lemoyne, PA | May 2017
Assisted Daniel Finch in painting of 5100 square foot public mural commission

Mosaic Commission, On Artist Team of 10, Wheaton, IL | Aug-Dec 2016
Constructed 7 x 15’ permanent mosaic project commissioned by Wheaton College, smalti, rock, tile, mortar

Program Instructor, Voice of the City, Chicago, IL | June-Aug 2016
Taught music and movement emphasis in summer theater program for 40 high school students

Docent, Wheaton College Art Department, Wheaton, IL | Feb 2016-May 2017
Host for receptions in main campus gallery space following Artist Series performances

Gallery Committee, Gallery As Meeting Ground, Wheaton, IL | Jan-April 2016
Coordinated gallery-campus relations via event programming and stakeholder communication

Intern, Opera-Matic, Chicago, IL | May-Nov 2015
Coordinated with team of 6 artists on a celebratory banner project for 30 teenage volunteers

Facilitated participatory activities at biannual lullaby park events

Community Mural, On Artist Team of 5, Honeyrock Camp, WI | August 2014
Painted 13.5 x 13.5’ community mural, oil and acrylic

Production Assistant, Community Healing Construction, Washington, IL | July 2014
Worked with lead artist on design and construction of portable 8x8’ tornado debris wall

Instructor/Intern, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA | Sept 2011-Aug 2012
Taught two 10-week drumming classes, ages 10-14

Projects Led

Sexual Assault Prevention, Senior Community Art Project, Wheaton College | April 2017
Coordinated extensive publicity visuals and communal installation portion of sexual assault awareness event
Designed curriculum tailored to unique community needs for a student event on consent in relationships

Humanness Exhibition, Art Collective Co-President, Wheaton College | Jan-March 2016
Organized first official campus gallery exhibition run by student group, included work by 18 students

French House Exhibition, Art Collective Co-President, Wheaton College | Oct 2015
Organized event showcasing installation, mural, and performance art in house set to be demolished
Coordinated work by 15 artists (faculty, alumni, and students) and 3 participatory activity rooms

Behold, Five Quilts, On Artist Team of 6, Wheaton College | Oct-Dec 2014
Designed and constructed 5-piece quilt public installation 5.5 x 12’ made of community donated clothing

Exhibitions

Beau Flevue: Group Exhibition, Parables Gallery, Buffalo | Summer 2018
Members Exhibition: Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo | Summer 2017
Proper Goodbyes: Solo Exhibition, Walford Gallery, Wheaton College | Spring 2017
Community Art: Senior Group Exhibition, Buswell Library Gallery, Wheaton College | Spring 2017
Nonward & Upward: 2nd Place, Juried Exhibition, Walford Gallery, Wheaton College | Spring 2017
Wonder: Art Collective Exhibition, Fireside Gallery, Wheaton College | Spring 2017
12x12x12x12: Walford Gallery, Wheaton College| Fall 2016, 2015, 2014
SASS: College Union Exhibition, Beamer Center, Wheaton College | Fall 2016, Spring 2015
Humanness: Art Collective Exhibition, Fireside Gallery, Wheaton College | Spring 2016
French House: Art Collective Exhibition, French House, Wheaton College | Fall 2015
Nonward & Upward: Juried Exhibition, Walford Gallery, Wheaton College | Spring 2015