• RU/Liquitex Artist Talk: Kristy Hughes and Daniel Mantilla in conversation w/ Thomas Micchelli and Jennifer Samet

    RU/Liquitex Artist Talk: Kristy Hughes and Daniel Mantilla in conversation w/ Thomas Micchelli and Jennifer Samet

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    6:30pm (free and open to the public)
    Residency Unlimited (RU)
    360 Court Street (enter the Church through the main entrance)
    Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Kristy Hughes and Daniel Mantilla Vinasco are the 2017 Liquitex Cadmium-Free Research Residency Awardees at Residency Unlimited.

    During the upcoming panel discussion at RU Residency, two paintings each by Hughes and Mantilla Vinasco will be on display as examples of the work they were pursuing as residents. Co-panelists Jennifer Samet and Thomas Micchelli will engage the artists in a conversation about their use of materials, their biographical arcs, and what common threads might link their divergent backgrounds, including ideas surrounding cultural identity and cultural crossover. The conversation will also include the painters’ thoughts on the historical precedents of their work, and on the dialogues they continue to have with artists past and present.


  • Liquitex Cadmium-Free Research Residency at Residency Unlimited - August 1st - September 15th 2017

    "Daniel Mantilla is the first artist to be selected for the Liquitex Cadmium-Free Research Residency at RU"


    "Liquitex is delighted to announce that Daniel Mantilla and Kristy Hughes have been selected to take up our Cadmium-Free Research Residencies in New York City; these opportunities are being run in partnership with Residency Unlimited (RU). Daniel was invited from a shortlist of artists suggested by RU and will be starting his residency August 1st; Kristy was selected from our Open Call and she will begin her residency on September 18th.

    Both artists will be taking part in RU’s studio program for 6 weeks, fully funded and supported by Liquitex. The residency will allow them to work with our newly developed Cadmium-Free paint, as well as other Liquitex materials of their choice.

    We would like to thank all those artists who participated in the selection process for these residencies and we look forward to seeing the work from Daniel and Kristy!"



  • Solo Exhibition - Openings to Further Enclosures - Thomas Hunter Project Space

    Daniel Mantilla

    Openings to Further Enclosures

    Curated by Joel Carreiro

    Exhibition dates April 2 - May 15, 2017
    Opening reception Friday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:00pm

    The Hunter College Project Space is pleased to present a solo exhibition of drawing/collages by Colombian-born, New York based artist Daniel Mantilla.
    Using diverse materials and a wide range of marking methods and depictive styles, Mantilla`s protagonists inherit the staccato energy of his line as restless activity. His cast of characters engage, observe, support, disrupt, love, hate and converse in environments suggestive of domestic spaces, urban settings, gardens and river banks. Spatial uncertainty prevails as attempts are made towards equilibrium using rickety structures and contraptions that also require some assistance. Mantilla remembers handmade scaffolds supporting precarious structures from his childhood in Bogota and Ibague, and discarded materials repurposed to buttress falling walls or patch bridges and houses.
    These ad hoc solutions have become metaphors for his character`s efforts at communication and interpersonal relations. All is in flux, identities are unstable, things and events are in transition to uncertain destinations.Though dangers exist, there are no dull moments, and the overall tone of Mantilla`s scenes is one of adventure, resilience and surprise.
    It is possible that inventiveness and imagination may, in the end, win the day.

    Joel Carreiro

  • The Third AIM Biennial - The Bronx Museum of the Arts

    Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial July 9 to September 20, 2015


    Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development opportunities for emerging artists residing and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.

  • Kossak Travel Grant 2013