Mana Hewitt is an artist based in Columbia, South Carolina. She is a Senior Instructor of Art in Jewelry making at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design. Mana received her BA and MFA from the University of South Carolina. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and in numerous solo exhibitions that include the First Light Gallery, Palm Beach, FL, TRAX Gallery, SC, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, SC, St. Josephs University, Philadelphia, PA, Leu Art Gallery, Nashville, TN and the Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art, SC
Coupling the power of imagery and text from a historical context I create a visual language in enamel and metal that celebrates the mind and the imagination as a tool for critical thinking. Transforming portraits and text from the past into accolades that address histories that are often ignored and forgotten. My layered narrative works in vitreous enamel and metal are a bridge between the purely decorative and deliberative.