Sylvia Plimack Mangold

Sylvia Plimack Mangold is an artist best known for her representational paintings of interiors and landscapes. Her early paintings from the 1960s are meticulous depictions of subtle details seemingly from her immediate surroundings, like parquet floors and the corners of rooms. Over time, her focus on these interior spaces has moved toward an exploration of landscape, often creating details of tree branches. While her subject matter has gradually changed and developed over her career, her work has remained firmly based in perceptual realism. Painting from observation, Plimack Mangold’s paintings invite viewers to inhabit her viewpoint, and to see how she sees.

Plimack Mangold received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1975, and her work has been exhibited widely. She has had solo exhibitions at the Norton Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase, and her work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions including the Walker Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art.