Kyllan Maney works with aspects of nature that reminds her of the feelings of tranquility, discovery, spirituality and awe that exist when looking at plants and objects closely. The visual foundation of Kyllan’s work is rooted in scientific illustrations, religious icons, human relationships and inspiration from past and current artists. Kyllan enjoys the inventive, creative process of working with mixed media, oil painting and large scale murals.
Currently, Kyllan Maney shows her work at GreenHAUS, Art One Gallery, and Mesa Arts Center Cooperative Gallery. She has also shown her work at Phoenix Art Museum, Mesa Public Library, Starbucks, Alwun House and the Post Office on Mill Ave. She has been a part of numerous mural projects including Mesa Public Library, Mesa Urban Garden, New School for the Arts and Academics, and at Canvas on Roosevelt Row. Kyllan collaborates on art projects for Mesa Arts Center during various festivals.
Along with her professional artist career, Kyllan has been teaching painting and mixed media for over twelve years at New School for the Arts and Academics. She has been the Visual Arts Department Chair for the past five years. She feels that teaching is an ever-evolving process which inspires her artwork. Her education includes an internship at the National Museum of Natural History along with a BFA with a specialization in Painting from Arizona State University.