Tuesday March 5, 2019 – Room 215

Please join me at Cooper Union while I give a talk on my career trajectory after graduating. I will have a recording of the talk available, please contact me for it.

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Photograph by Ioana Manolache

Photograph by Ioana Manolache

“We caught up with the Brooklyn-based artist to discuss her creative process, and what it takes to complete her detailed paintings.”

My work was featured on Artnet! You can access the full article HERE



August 3 - February 24, 2018  |  Opens August 3, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

NARS Foundation, 201 46th Street, New York NY 10013

Group show curated by Elisa Gutierrez Eriksen

Keren Anavy, Danielle Ash, Kate Bae, Niamul Bari, Julia Elsas, Nadine Mahoney, Ioana Manolache, Caitlyn McLaughlin, Trina Merry, Samantha Morris, Naomi Nakazato, Gustavo Prado, Dayana Romero, Andrew Schwartz, Homer Shew, Liza Sokolovskaya, Elena Soterakis, Tanya Steinberg, Brian Stinemetz, Brendan Sullivan, Yi Xin Tong and Flora Wilds

Practice: in Progress brings together the work of 22 artists working at 201 46th street at NARS Foundation’s 4th and 2nd floor galleries. The artists, who have worked in this building anywhere from 2 months to 6 years, have continuous practices in which they experiment and explore different methods of making art through a variety of media, themes, techniques and interests. These actions, intuitions, creativity approaches and disciplines shape both the process and final results.

Beyond the idea of exploring the processes that each artist has developed, the exhibition has taken two areas of primary focus, oscillating between identity and the act of being seen, and ones relationship to the environment and its surrounding social and political subjects. The objects presented in Practice: in Progress are like physical and mental layers of a creative process, building and growing, or otherwise being peeled back to reveal something that lies beyond the surface.




June 23 - July 13, 2018

Columbia University SHSP | Dodge Hall, Room 401

I will be teaching The Painted Image at Columbia University for three weeks during this summer.  Very excited to visit studios at the Sharpe Walentas, the Met and the MoMA. 



February 1 - February 24, 2018  |  Opens February 1, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

ETAY Gallery, 39 White St., New York NY 10013


Group show in support of the NY Immigration Coalition, curated by Gina Malek and Christina Papanicolaou

Maria de los Angeles, Firelei Báez, Francisco Donoso, Camille Hoffman, Tenaya Izu, Gina Malek, Nicole Maloof, Ioana Manolache, Nazanin Noroozi, David Rios Ferreira, Hiba Schahbaz, Tariku Shiferaw, Eng Tay, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Victoria Udondian, Tomas Vu

The exhibition focuses on artists whose practices have been touched in some way by migration. The works embrace issues that intersect with immigration including human rights, international politics, absence, colonialism and identity-- revealing the capacity of art to speak to the strength and resilience of the immigrant community.

The opening event will feature talks by NYIC leaders outlining action and goals for 2018.  Tickets to the opening will be sold with all proceeds going to NYIC. All sales will be split 50/50 between NYIC and the artists.  Those who attend will have the opportunity to network with others interested in immigration reform and advocacy. The exhibition intends to bring together a community around artwork that embraces the mission of the NYIC.  



August 4 - September 1, 2017

NARS Foundation, 201 46th St., Brooklyn NY 11220

Keren Anavy, Niamul Bari, Aglae Bassens, Emily Berger, Kat Chamberlin, Dongfan Chen, Andre Eamiello, Devra Fox, Nadine Mahoney, Ioana Manolache, Noël St. John Harnden, Nikki Schiro, Jahyun Seo, Elena Soterakis, Brian Stinemetz, Yi Xin Tong, Gus Wheeler, Erich Winzer

The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to announce the annual Studio Artist exhibition, a showcase of the diverse community of artists working and creating at NARS year round. Aglae Bassen’s painting lends the exhibition its title and thematic principle. The question of how to orient and locate oneself in relation to space, the other, natural and social phenomena is foregrounded in many of the works. The studio, one’s painting practice and processes, and art as self-expression and “bearing witness” are positions to be explored and staked out. The very light of Sunset Park temporally locates Ioana Manolache’s work in her studio, even as they don’t refer to anything but the conditions of their making and the status of painting. Gus Wheeler’s paintings of fans and their placement in the gallery are meant to disorient and dislocate with their overwhelming familiarity. On the other end, global warming and environmental crises locate Elena Soterakis’ paintings in the here and now. There may not be a map or instructions for our way out of the dystopic future they depict.

Photography by Ioana Manolache

Photography by Ioana Manolache


Friday, June 2, 2017 | Hours 6 – 9 pm

Saturday, June 3, 2017 | Hours 1 – 6 pm

NARS Foundation, 201 46th Street, 4th Floor, Studio 425, Brooklyn NY 11220

Please join me this weekend for the NARS Foundation Open Studios.  I will be showing recent work I have

been working on for the past year.  My studio is #425 on the 4th Floor.  I hope to see you there!



March 29 - May 6, 2017

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 1018 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10075

I had the opportunity to design the catalogue for Keltie Ferris' body prints show, "M\A\R\C\H". 

They are available in the gallery for the duration of the show.

Photography & Design by Ioana Manolache




December 16 - January 16, 2017 | Open by appointment

ORGY PARK, 237 Jefferson Street 1B, Brooklyn NY

 Group show created by Katherine Aungier, Jennifer Lee, Zuriel Waters and Steven Mykietyn

Liz Ainslie, Andrea Arrubla, Katherine Aungier, Rory Baron, Joshua Bienko, Tess Bilhartz, Kate M. Blomquist, Lauren Collings Schwarz, Corydon Cowansage, Nicholas Cueva, Julie Curtiss, Emily Davidson, Sonya Derman, Rachel Fainter, Elise Ferguson, Angelina Gualdoni, Yuhi Hasegawa, Clinton King, Jenny Lee, Stuart Lorimer, Ioana Manolache, Anthony Miler, Patrick Carlin Mohundro, Dominic Musa, Steve Mykietyn, Dan Oglander, Maria Stabio, Adam Sipe, Tracy Thomason, Charles Tisa, Zuriel Waters, Lindsay Wraga

For more information click HERE



This episode of 2MF features a conversation with artist Ioana Manolache following a meeting and workshop at Wendy's Subway on April 16th, 2016.  Manolache speaks with Maria Stabio and Sonya Derman about growing up in Romania and how its religious and cultural traditions connect to her painting practice.  The three also discuss the difference between ritual and habit, alchemy and transubstantiation.

Click on player below to listen or visit Clocktower Radio's website HERE



Saturday April 16, 2016 | 6 – 8 pm

Artist presentation in the context of 2MF, a curated series of monthly community meetings facilitated by selected NYC artists. Centering around content relevant to the facilitating artist, these meetings are partially structured and partially improvised. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Wendy's Subway, 379 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn NY

For additional information click HERE



The New American Paintings publication selects and features 240 artists per year from 5000 applicants, and further selects 12 artists as Noteworthy.  I've had the honor to be one of those 12 finalists.  Now, there is a Reader's Choice poll that will select one artist to be awarded $1,000 and be featured again in this respected publication as prize.  Can I count on your vote?

Cast your vote by Sunday, January 24 (Midnight EST)



October 7-11, 2015 Hours 11 am - 6 pm | Opens Thursday October 8, 6 - 9 pm

Saatchi Art at Parasol Projects, 345 Broome Street, New York, NY

 Group show featuring Sarah Faux, Alex Jackson, Ioana Manolache, Andrew McNay, Erin Morrison, Tom Pazderka, Katie Darby Slater, Kevin Stuart

For Online Gallery click HERE



New American Paintings MFA Edition Issue No. 117, May 2015, Editor's Pick Award



Curated by Ioana Manolache and Maria Stabio  |  April 3 - 29, 2015

Samuel T. Adams, Gina Beavers, Amy Bennett, Matthew Buckingham, Jessica Dickinson, Lois Dodd, Josephine Halvorson, Corin Hewitt, Elizabeth Jaeger, Claudio Nolasco, John Walker

LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts 310 Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway