Washington, DC-based artist Joey P. Mánlapaz was born in the Philippines and came to the United States as a young teen. She attended the George Washington University earning a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Fine Arts and Zoology (Pre-Medicine) and subsequently a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting.
Mánlapaz exhibits widely and receives numerous accolades for her unique form of painterly photorealism, a result of a combined interest in the strict photorealist styles of New York artists Tom Blackwell and Richard Estes and the deep psychological sensibility of Edward Hopper and visual thrill of Alfred Hitchcock. Her 2009 museum exhibition “Through the Looking Glass” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art featured her Reflections Series, highly complex paintings of reflections on glass storefront windows.
A long-time resident of historic Capitol Hill in Washington, DC where she maintains a studio, Mánlapaz mixes her painting schedule with teaching, exhibitions, and serving as juror and curator to national and regional shows. The artist is Associate Faculty at the Corcoran School of Art and Design (at George Washington University) and lecturer at The Art League (VA). Her portfolio may be accessed at joeymanlapaz.com ; instagram.com/joey.p.m