Mandy Lyn Ford

##About
Mandy Lyn Ford is a Los Angeles artist, a New Jersey native, and a New Mexico transplant. Her work draws aesthetic influence from all three. She moved to New Mexico as a teenager to later attend New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico, and in Los Angeles she studies at UCLA. Her studio is currently in the heart of LA in MidCity. Mandy’s work deals with binaries and is often reminiscent of electronics, punk and ska posters, stain glass windows, and church architecture. These visual influences are evidence of her childhood: growing up in a home that was heavily immersed in computers and gadgets, and growing up in a congregation that met in a historic landmark church. Her work is a constant evolution of itself; each painting includes themes and techniques from the previous while adding new bits to the conversation. Mandy’s work, on hand built wood panels, piled with canvas and paint, straddles the line between painting and sculpting.

##Selected Exhibitions
2014
Back to The Future Pt. 1. Life on Mars Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
Sugar Rush. EnEm Space. Sacramento CA
Savage Sentimentality, CCG, Cerritos, CA
Spring Benefit, Novella Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Exhibition, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas TX

###2013
New Work, Western Project, Los Angeles CA
Project Postcard, NMSU Gallery, Las Cruces NM

###2011
Gatherings, [Solo Exhibition]. 105 Gallery, Albuquerque NM
Downtown, Kimo Theater Gallery, Albuquerque NM

###2010
Jungle Juice, Revlis Gallery, Albuquerque NM