John Manno


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Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Inspiration lies dormant within. One needs to dig deep to awaken it.

Presentation & Biography

John Manno (b. 1951) was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island. Photography became an interest - and soon a passion - when he was in high school. He attended Boston University studying film and photography, graduating in 1973. After graduating, he moved to New York City where he assisted several commercial photographers for a few years before embarking on his own career in 1977. His commercial photography business quickly expanded, as he made memorable images for design studios, magazines and advertising agencies. For four decades, working from his studio in the Flatiron District (Manhattan), John’s work for high profile clients has been seen in some of the world’s most prestigious publications.

While working in the commercial field John never lost sight of his art, constantly and consistently creating photographs for his own aesthetic satisfaction. Primarily a still life photographer, many of his artistic photos are of this genre. 

The body of work called Misbegotten Places continues in that vein, being a series of still life photos of dioramas created in turn from other photographs. Painstakingly built, these still life images reflect places and scenes which exist only in the artist’s imagination.

John continues making these images and others from his home in Brooklyn, where he has lived for that past 32 years.


Influences

Irving Penn, James Casebere, Roy DeCarava, Sam Haskins


Education

1969-1973 Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
John Manno

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Collective Expositions


2020 PhotoPlace Gallery "Portals: Windows, Mirrors and Doors" Middlebury, VT, United States

2020 LoosenArt "The Man and The Machine" Rome, Italy

2020 ARC Gallery "Reality and Art" Chicago, IL, United States

2020 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition "Wide Open" Brooklyn, NY, United States

2020 Royal Society of American Art "From The Ashes We Rise" Brooklyn, NY, United States

2020 PhotoPlace Gallery "Dreamscapes and Visions" Middlebury, VT, United States

2020 Perspective Gallery "Lens 2020" Evanston, IL, United States

2020 Praxis Gallery "Open Theme" Minneapolis, MN, United States

2020 Watermark Galleries "Paint(erly) Photography" St James, NY, United States

2020 Art League Rhode Island "On The Edge" Pawtucket, RI, United States

2020 Jones Gallery "January Group Art Show" Kansas City, MO, United States

2020 A Smith Gallery "Water" Johnson City, TX, United States

2020 Marin Society of Artists "Artist's Vision" San Rafael, CA, United States

2020 Praxis Gallery "Words Words Words" St Paul, MN, United States

2020 PhotoPlace Gallery "Black and White 2019" Middlebury, VT, United States

2020 Arts Illiana Gallery "The Crow Show" Terre Haute, IN, United States

2020 Valley Arts Center "Identity: Things" Chagrin Falls, OH, United States

2020 Las Laguna Gallery "Monochrome" Laguna Beach, CA, United States

2020 Pleiades Gallery "Altered States" New York City, NY, United States

2020 PhotoPlace Gallery "Abstractions" Middlebury, VT, United States

2020 Noyes Museum of Art "RAW 2020" Atlantic City, NJ, United States

2019 Jones Gallery "November Group Art Show" Kansas City, MO, United States

2019 Riverviews Artspace "11th Annual Art Show" Lynchburg, VA, United States

2019 ShockBoxx Gallery "Size Matters" Hermosa Beach, CA, United States

2019 A Smith Gallery "Surroundings" Johnson City, TX, United States

2019 Naples Art Association "53rd Founders Award Exhibition" Naples, FL, United States

2019 Alex Ferrone Gallery "Portals" Cutchogue, NY, United States

2019 Las Laguna Gallery "Captured" Laguna Beach, CA, United States

2019 PhotoPlace Gallery "Contemporary Landscape" Middlebury, VT, United States

2019 Viridian Artists "Thirtieth Internat'l Juried Exhibition" New York City, NY, United States

2019 Verum Ultimum Art Gallery "Abstract Catalyst" Portland, OR, United States

2019 Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts "Open Call" Providence, RI, United States

2019 Vancouver Art Spacer "Once Upon A Time" Vancouver, WA, United States

2019 Ser.Me / ChaShaMa Gallery "One Self" New York City, NY, United States

2019 Art League Rhode Island "Narrative and Illusion" Pawtucket, RI, United States

2019 PhotoPlace Gallery "Water" Middlebury, VT, United States

2019 Los Angeles Center for Digital Art "Internat'l Photo Competition" Los Angeles, CA, United States

2019 PhotoPlace Gallery "Intentional Spaces" Middlebury, VT, United States

2019 LiC-A / Plaxall Gallery "Drink Me, Taste Me" Queens, NY, United States

2019 Mills Pond House Gallery "Time" Mills Pond, NY, United States

2019 Naples Art Association "Camera USA Nat'l Photo Exhibition" Naples, FL, United States

2019 Barrett Art Center "Photowork 2019" Poughkeepsie, NY, United States

2019 PhotoPlace Gallery "Self Portrait" Middlebury, VT, United States

2019 Agora Gallery "Chelsea International Photo Competition" New York City, NY, United States

2019 Core Contemporary "Use Other Door" Las Vegas, NV, United States

2019 LA Artcore "3rd Annual Photo Competition" Los Angeles, CA, United States

2019 Upstream Gallery "Reality and Perception" Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, United States

2019 Atlantic Gallery "ESCAPE/ISM" New York City, NY, United States

2019 Webster Arts Center "Open Theme" St Louis, MO, United States

2019 The Clara M. Eagle Gallery "The Magic Silver Show" Murray, KY, United States

2019 PhotoPlace Gallery "A Color Moment" Middlebury, VT, United States

2019 Robert Anderson Gallery "Small Works" Denver, CO, United States

2019 R.G. Endress Gallery "photo competition" Prairie Village, KS, United States

2018 PhotoPlace Gallery “Fictional Narrative” Middlebury, VT, United States

2018 fotofoto gallery “14th National Competition” Huntington, NY, United States

2018 Webster Arts Center “Inspiration” St. Louis, MO, United States