Bella Manfredi is a project-based artist, often incorporating printmaking, sewing, painting and installation. Her work investigates the tendency to romanticize memory, self-identity, and feelings of loneliness. Graduating from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor's degree in Art Practice and with a Minor in Journalism, she lives and works in the Bay Area, California.
In collaboration with Workshop Residence, Bella designed, printed and sewed a series of linen jumpsuits, linen blouses and canvas jackets. Her inspiration was gathered by antique calling cards which were inherited through many generations by her great grandmother and images of distressed denim to represent the fashion industry’s use of artificial distress on denim.