Dominic Mangila is a New York-based artist born in Manila, Philippines. His works involve the installation of paintings and sculptures that explore subjects of social gathering such as dinner, reunions, and sports. His solo exhibitions include Artist Proof Gallery, Alberta Society of Printmakers, Alberta, Canada (2009); and Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY (2009). Group exhibitions include Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY (2013); Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines (2013); and Before The Rain: Contemporary Landscapes of the Philippines, Manila Contemporary, Philippines (2012). Mangila was awarded the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency (2010), was selected to participate in the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program (2010-2014), and also the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist-In-Residence Program (2012). Mangila received his B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his M.F.A. from Columbia University. While at Governors Island, Mangila is interested in finding ways to reconfigure identity issues while re-contextualizing everyday objects and revisiting modernist painting. Through a process of prevision, transmutation, and deconstruction of the every day as experienced by a transitional like himself, he hopes to be able to revisit and bring out the subject of diaspora in a way that is true to his own lived experience.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist