New York City/Los Angeles artist, Michael Mancari was born in Ann Arbor Michigan. He received his BFA at The Maryland Institute College of Art in 1993 and his MFA at Yale University in 1998. In 2009, he attended the Terra Foundation fellowship residency program. His art work has been exhibited internationally and is in a variety of public and private collections. When observing his work, Michael Mancari states, “These paintings aren’t linear stories, they are excavations. I’m interested in the stain from coffee cup left behind, not the cup. I’m interested in the unexplainable occurences that happen (For example: if you cut a hole in a magazine and the image below reveals itself. It’s like a ‘jump cut’ through time.) I’m interested in the way layers reveal themselves one at a time. While painting, I like placing historical applications of painting against contemporary ones.”
EDUCATION 1998 MFA Yale University School of Art New Haven, CT 1993 BFA Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD 1992 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1990 Interlochen Fine Arts Academy Interlochen, MI SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2017 Solo exhibition "Motherboard" CB1, Los Angeles CA 2016 New Haven, CB1, Los Angeles CA Summer Reverie, CB1, Los Angeles CA 2014 The New Show, 25 East 13th, New York, New York 2012 Faculty Exhibition, Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery 2011 Single Fare 2, Sloan gallery, New York, NY Grey Matter, The Painting Center, New York NY 2010 Painting Center “Winter invitational” International Sculpture Competition, Rogue Space, New York NY 2008 A Passion for Pixels: Islip Museum, Islip New York National Drawing and Print Competition, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, MD An Impulse to Order: Michael Mancari and Rachel Wren, Susan B. Hilles Gallery Fellowship open Studio Exhibition, Américain d’ Art Musée, Giverny France Artspace, New Work, Gallery 1 Art Space New Haven, CT 2007 Creative Arts Workshop, Faculty Exhibition, New Haven CT 2006 Faculty Exhibition, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University 2005 SCSU Faculty Show, Kehler Liddell Gallery New Haven, CT 15 x 15, Meirhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD 2002 Faculty exhibition, Dodd Gallery, University of New Haven, New Haven CT 2001 “Every Picture Tells a Story,” Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY 2000 Main Street gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY 1999 Artists in Residence: Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT Texas National 99, SFA Gallery, Stephen F Austin State University, Nacogdough, TX Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, Boston MA 1998 Second Annual National Juried Exhibition, Nexus Gallery, NY MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Gallery at Yale University, New Haven CT 1997 Solo show, Painting Music, Yale Norfolk School of Music and Art, Norfolk CT SELECTED REFERENCES TO WORKS Matthew Farina and Rachael Wren, Grey Matter, Catlogue 2011 Hoffman, Hank, East Neighborhoods, short takes, HYPERLINK “http://ctartscene.blogspot.com/ 2007/11/east-neighborhoods-short-takes.html” http://ctartscene.blogspot.com/2007/11/east-neighborhoods-short-takes. html, November 5, 2007 Birke, Judy, “Creative arts workshop showcase the quality of both it’s faculty and their work,” New Haven Register. September 30, 2007 pg. E1, E7 Petrillo, Jackie, “Main Street Gallery wraps up its season on abstract note” The Rivertown Enterprise, June 30, 2000 Lombardi, Dominick, “Abstract Ink Drawings and Photocopies” New York Times, July 18, 1999 p.12 Image, “Americana” http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C06E4D71F3CF93BA25754C0A96F958260 The Rivertown Enterprise, July 11, 1999 SLIDE LECTURES/LECTURES 2010 Ecole de beaux arts, Paris- Faculty Respondent – “Nothing to transcend” Parsons at The New School- guest lecturer for Stacy Seiler 2008 Florida International University, Miami Florida, “Geometric coincidences of art and theory” 2005 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA Slide Lecture, Artist presentation University of Akron, Akron OH Slide Lecture, “ Decadence in still life and interiors.”