Ptolemy Mann

Ptolemy Mann

b. 1972

Ptolemy Mann practices a unique approach to hand-dyed and woven artworks that have become the basis for a modern-day Bauhaus philosophy of art-making underpinned with intelligent color theory. Her time-consuming and unique approach has evolved over a twenty-five-year period. Exquisite dynamics of color move across their fine surface, creating a painterly sweep. Mann is heavily influenced by Abstract Expressionism and architecture and the term ‘Chromatic Minimalism’ has been applied to her work.

Mann makes large-scale, emotional works that express a deep sense of craftsmanship and precision through an abstract narrative. She has completed many site-specific art installations and has exhibited worldwide. She regularly lectures throughout the UK and abroad, writes for the magazine Selvedge, curates, and has received three grants from the Arts Council of England. Findlay Galleries is pleased to represent Ptolemy Mann exclusively throughout the USA.

2022  |  Thresholds, Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach, USA
2019 – 2024  |  Circadian Rhythm – Commissioned triptych, Tate Modern Gallery, London, UK
2019  |  Bauhaus / Handwerk, Gallery Lau, Munich, Germany
2019  |  Albedo – Old Street Gallery, London, UK
2011 – 2012  |  The Architecture of Cloth – Colour and Space, UK
A year long touring exhibition at Ruthin, Dovecot Studios, The Aram Gallery and Harley Galleries finishing at Gloucester Cathedral.

2021  |  Odd and Even – A Collection, Presented by Taste Contemporary, Maison Louis Carré, Paris, France
2021  |  2000 Years of Abstraction with Paul Hughes Fine Arts, Maiden Bradley Chapel, Somerset, UK
2020  |  Art Genève – Art Fair with Taste Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
2019  |  Miart – Art Fair with Taste Contemporary, Milan, Italy
2019  |  Art Genève – Art Fair with Taste Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
2018  |  The Most Real Thing– New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
2014  |  Crafted – At The Royal Academy, London, UK
2013  |  Modern Makers – presented by Sotheby’s, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
2010  |  ‘Inspired By – The Legacy Of Anni Albers’, Ruthin, Wales
2009  |  ‘Significant Colour’, The Aram Gallery, London, UK
2007  |  Hue Line and Form – Curated By Peter Ting, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
2006  |  The London Art Fair 2005/6 and 2007 with Adrian Sassoon, London, UK
2005  |  SCOPE – New York, USA
2004  |  ‘Collect’ Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, V&A Museum, London, UK
2003  |  Ptolemy Mann-Textiles & Bob Crooks-Glass, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
1999  |  Design Resolutions, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
1998  |  Decorative Arts Today, Bonhams – London, UK

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