Barbara Mansilla is a paper sculpture artist that received her MFA degree in Illustration from WCSU and her BFA from Paier College of Art. 

Artist Statement

For me, paper is a fascinating art medium. I like to create whimsical art that captures joy and a sense of wonder. Every new piece I create explores the endless possibilities that paper possesses when it comes to creating rich texture and intricate designs. My goal as an artist is to create artwork that brings out the child within all of us.

Solo Exhibition:

›Barbara Mansilla: Paper Sculpture & Whimsical Design, The Mitchell Library Gallery; New Haven CT, 2015

Group Exhibitions:

City Wide Open Studios – Dwelling, The Goffe St. Armory; New Haven CT, 2015

›100@100:Off The Wall Fundraiser, The Gallery at The Visual & Performing Arts Center; Danbury CT 2015

›Farm Winery Bistro Show , Charmard Vineyards; Clinton CT 2014

 ASC, Artist Supporting Community Exhibition, Hamden, 2013.

 Illumination of Imagination, Ivoryton, 2012.

 ASC, Artist Supporting Community Exhibition, New Haven, 2012.

ASC, Artist Supporting Community Exhibition, Hamden, 2011.

Illustration Art Show at WMOA, Rhode Island, 2011.

Western Connecticut State University; Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Panting & Illustration, Danbury, &  New York, 2010

Under water Theme Mural, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital; MRI Center, 2008

Long Wharf Gala an Illumination Affair, New Haven, CT 2007

Art Space’s 10th Annual City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, 2007

Ely House Exhibition of Undergraduate College Artwork, New Haven, 2006.

Art Space’s 9th Annual City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven,2006

Garage Industry Band, New Haven, CT 2005

Paier College of Art; Student Art Show & Sale, Hamden, 2003 – 2008.


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