Louise Manifold works conceptually with film, photography, sculpture and text. Fascinated by the power of stories and the creation of myth, Manifold explores narratives that challenge perceptions of the self and the body in relation to the other. Referencing ideas of cinematic estrangement and theatricality, her multi disciplinary practice reflects upon the boundaries of neurosis and myth as a means to explore human disconnection from the lived world in favour of a private real. Underpinning these ideas is a concern with sensory qualities of language, and how it can be translated into material object and physical gesture. Manifold has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and internationally in exhibitions at ISCP, New York, Proximal Distances, Chicago, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, and 411 Galleries, China. She has been awarded residencies with ISCP New York, The Botin Foundation, Spain, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland, and GlogauAIR Berlin. She has been the recipient of awards from The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, and local authorities. In 2009 she was one of four artists shortlisted for the Allied Irish Bank Art prize for young artists of promise. Manifold has several works included in the MExIndex.