Heather Lamanno has been documenting and visually exploring urban landscape since graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2007. Her recent body of mixed media landscapes explore the visual complexities of urban infrastructure. For the past decade Lamanno has been an active member of the KC arts community. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Have I been here before? curated by Jamilee Polson Lacy in 2012. She was selected for the Urban Culture Project Studio Residency program in 2009, and Arts Inc. Live! in 2014. Lamanno has worked as a Museum Educator for the youth programs at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary, and is currently a graduate candidate at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Lamanno resides in Minneapolis with husband and fellow artist Daniel Lough, and their five children.
In the distant territories of human imagination, divergent universes dissolve into one. Inhabiting the same transcendent plane, elements of radical architecture, common construction components, and dystopian science fiction merge to form metaphorical utopian infrastructures. Coexisting between time, space, and memory, we are anonymous, wandering through this anomalous setting. The catalyst of our changed biosphere is unknown, leaving us mystified by the disparate multiplicity of our collective experience. Encompassed in the subdued serenity of this new dreamscape, our hope lies within the realm of human fantasy.
I create imaginary architectural drawings for a future visionary world swallowed whole, lost within the eternalistic view of space-time theory.