Jason Manley

Assistant Professor of Art


  • MFA 2004, University of Arizona
  • BFA 1998, University of Kansas


Jason Manley creates drawings, sculptures and public artworks that integrate writing with the built environment. He repurposes industrial materials and functional forms to explore the myriad effects of language on the physical design of things and places. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including recent solo exhibitions Torrance Art Museum, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Valerie Lambert Gallery in Brussels, Museum of Public Fiction in Los Angeles, and CUAC in Salt Lake City. His temporary and permanent public art projects have been displayed in Utah, California, Iowa and Nebraska. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Art, the Bemis Center of Contemporary Art, and Illinois State University. His work has been published in Artforum, LA Weekly, Design Bureau, and Artillery magazine. He has received artist grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Arizona Commission of the Arts, and the Center for Cultural Innovation.

Jason’s Work