Frank Mann, world-renowned Artist, Educator, Writer, and Founder of the Frank Mann Studio, was recently selected as Top Male Artist of the Decade by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only one Artist is selected for this distinction. Frank is being honored for his distinguished career as an Artist, Educator, and Writer spanning over three decades. This December, he will receive this award at IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala, being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP, commented, "We have been so fortunate to have Mr. Mann as an honored member of IAOTP over the past few years. He supports the arts and creates a lasting impression via his work. Mr. Mann's selection of Top Male Artist of the Decade is a well-deserved accolade. We look forward to announcing his name on stage at the Bellagio Hotel in December for his selection. His artistic drive is something we can all appreciate and following his career achievements have been very exciting to watch."
Mr. Mann's professional experience spans over three decades as an accomplished Artist, Educator, and Writer. He has achieved success not only as an artist, having had his works featured in shows on six continents, including international exhibitions and biennials and triennials, but also as an educator who has lectured regarding his own work interests and on various topics related to Contemporary art. Mr. Mann has participated in hundreds of group shows and more than twenty-five one-person exhibitions as a respected leader in the art world. All of Mr. Mann's work has been favorably appreciated.
Mr. Frank Mann has worn many hats on his journey to becoming a household name. Frank Mann is best defined as an American Artist concerned with vision and perception. Some terms that spring to mind while characterizing him include "unique," "extraordinary," "brilliant," and "pure genius." Mr. Mann has had several exhibits, including significant shows in New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, and Berlin. His paintings were shown at Personal Structures - Identities, a European Cultural Centre Event of the 58th Venice Biennale, at the Palazzo Bembo in Venice, Italy. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The National Galerie in Berlin, the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Nice, France. Mr. Mann's work may be found in public and private collections in the United States, Asia, Europe, and in books and periodicals in Italy, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Austria, Germany, France, Japan, and the United States.
Mr. Mann received his Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences/Biology from High Point University in 1972, where he studied under geneticist Dr. Leo Weeks. He continued his education at George Washington University, this time concentrating on fine arts. In 1978, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Mann graduated from Pratt Institute with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1981. Studying art history at Columbia University and attending the Whitney Graduate Seminars in Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art enhanced his education and experience.
Mr. Mann is a sought-after lecturer and speaker, in addition to having his work viewed by a broad and diverse audience. He gave talks at NJIT, Iona College, the New Arts Program Exhibition Space, Northampton College, Reading College, and the Frank Mann Studio.
Mann illustrated the book Nerves and authored the screenplay for the film "Gloria de Visus." Mr. Mann has contributed to exhibition catalogs, including museum catalogs, editions of Blast Magazine, and portfolios such as The Notebook of COLAB Arts. His articles have appeared in professional magazines such as NAP Text’s “The Optical Machine". He designed the book "Oculus, A Survey Exhibition" for the Broome Street Gallery in New York, now housed at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. His essays have appeared in books published by the American Society of Contemporary Artists that reside in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Thomas J. Watson Library, and the International Center of Documentation, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Italy.
Mr. Mann's art has been viewed globally over his successful career. He has garnered several awards and accolades and has been published in numerous magazines. Mr. Mann has had a chapter dedicated to him in the “Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication” which was just released. He was recently honored at IAOTP's 2021 annual awards, where he was inducted into the exclusive IAOTP Hall of Fame at the Gala at The Plaza Hotel in NYC and he was featured in the Wall Street Journal. For 2021, he was the recipient of the International Prize Dante Alighieri Award, presented on the 700th anniversary of the poet's death, International Contemporary Art Magazine, Effetto Arte Publishers, Rome, Italy, the "Il David Di Michelangelo" International Art Award presented on the 520th anniversary of the creation of "Michelangelo's David", Lecce, Italy, and for 2022 selected for The International Giotto Prize for the Visual Arts Award, Art Expo Gallery, Cesenatico, Italy, and The International Caravaggio Prize, International Contemporary Art Magazine, Effetto Arte Publishers, Rome, Italy. Last year, he graced the front cover of TIP Magazine, was named Artist of the Decade and was featured by IAOTP on the historic Reuters billboard in Times Square. In 2019, he was recognized at the IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, where he won the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. He was selected as Top Artist of the Year by IAOTP in 2018 and received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who. In 2017, he was awarded the International Prize for Human Rights in tribute to Victor Hugo, as well as the Premier Leonardo Da Vinci International Award, presented by the International Contemporary Art Magazine, and the Warriors of Riace Award, presented by the Academia Italia in Arte nel Mondo Associazione Culturale. In recognition of his significant artistic activities completed in 2016, he received the International Human Rights Award, presented by the Italian Academy of Art of the World. He has received awards for international exhibitions and biennials as well as the Sandro Botticelli prize, presented by the EA Editore Publishers of Rome in 2015. He received the Mabel Sanger Webb Award, a Ford Foundation Grant, and the Lorenzo II Magnifico Medal. For his work, he has been listed in over 30 editions of Who's Who, and he has earned the Pablo Picasso Award as well as the International Prize Frida Kahlo - Milan. The American Society of Contemporary Artists bestowed upon him the Premiere Certification of Honor in Graphics in 2010, the Roy Moyer Memorial Award in 2012, and the Elaine Alibrandi Award in Painting in 2013.
Mr. Mann, in addition to his successful career, serves on several boards and maintains leadership roles in a variety of organizations. He is a member of the Association D'Art International, the Global Art Affairs Foundation, Collaborative Projects, New York, and the i-AM Foundation. Frank is the vice president and art historian of the American Society of Contemporary Artists. He has received grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. In addition, he was named Honorary Associate Member of the Associazione Culturale Accademia Italia in Arte nel Mondo and he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree, presented by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. Mr. Mann served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of Artists Equity from 1999 to 2016.
Looking back, Mr. Mann credits his success to his tenacity, the mentors he has had the opportunity of working alongside, and his dedication to all of his work. Mr. Mann believes he has been fortunate, that he is enthusiastic about his creative commitment, and that this is only the beginning. In the future, he intends to continue to develop as an artist and to inspire and make a difference in people's lives in whatever way he can.
For more information on Mr. Mann please visit: www.frankmann.com
View his video biography here: https://youtu.be/liQHUc7Tqe0
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