Evie Mantone, Teaching Artist (New Mexico State University, BFA Fine Arts, Emphasis in Sculpture)
With CoTA since 2015
Although many artists possess varied skill sets, Yvette “Evie” Mantone is unique due to her mechanical engineering background. Logical yet imaginative, Evie integrates the highly technical properties of engineering into sculpture. Her work invokes a unique presence and envelops a balance of both masculine and feminine qualities with their voluptuous curves of steel strung tight with rigid scores of yarn. By pushing her materials into unlikely forms, Evie reverses their expected roles and manifests a feeling of androgyny.
Inspired as a child growing up in New Jersey by the art of classic cartoons, Evie pursued and developed her artistic passion while traveling throughout the United States, finally settling in New Mexico. While in college, Evie worked as a sculpture studio monitor for the NMSU Art Department, overseeing and maintaining studio equipment and materials. She also served as president of the Art Department Sculpture Club and was a volunteer at the Alamogordo Homeless Shelter. Evie participated in several juried art shows and was awarded Artist of the Week and featured in the Las Cruces Sun-News for her exceptional collection of works.
As a teaching artist for CoTA, Evie has the ability to foster creativity from both a scientific and expressive framework. She currently resides in the Bay Area and continues expanding her portfolio while teaching arts-integration in the classroom.