Michael Manjarris
Sculptor

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EDUCATION

1998 Derry / Belfast, Northern Ireland Work Study.
1993 Havana, Cuba. Work Study.  
1990 Barcelona, Spain. Work Study.  
1988 Mexico City, Mexico. Work Study.  
1985 Pietra Santa, Italy. Work Study.  
1978 Southwest Texas University, San Marcos, Texas  

RECENT EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2014 Katy Contemporary Art Museum Katy, Texas
2011 Rate of Exchange, Masur Art Museum Monroe, Louisiana
2010 One Man Show, Laura Rathe Gallery; (existing) One Man Show Houston, Texas
2009 Begins installations of Sculpture for Sculpture for New Orleans Project New Orleans, Louisiana
2008 Maquette - Sculpture for New Orleans
JFGallery
New Orleans, Louisiana
2007 Sculpture Network, Speaker Barcelona, Spain
2006 "Sculpture for New Orleans", Founder and curator for a citywide ongoing project to help revitalize the visual art post-Katrina utilizing public and private spaces. www.sculptureforneworleans.org New Orleans, Louisiana
  "Hudson River Sculpture Trail", founder and curator. Commissioned by Martin Ginsburg of Ginsburg Development, LLC to form a sculpture trail from NYC to Saratoga. Began in Haverstraw, NY and to include cities: Peekskill, Poughkeepsie, Yonkers, Tarrytown, Saratoga, Ossining and others. An on-going project. www.hudsonriversculpture.com Various cities in New York
2005    
2004 Michael Manjarris, Lucas Johnson Rockport
Center for the Arts
Rockport, Texas
2003 One Man Show, New Gallery Houston, Texas
2002 Bayfront Arts and Sciences Park, Sculpture Park National Competition Winner Corpus Christi, Texas
2001 Michael Manjarris, New Gallery Houston, Texas
  Artistic Centers in Texas: South Texas Austin, Texas
  The Jones Center for Contemporary Art  
  Michael Manjarris, Steve Lesser, James Surls  
  Sculpture Outdoors, The Center for Contemporary Virginia Beach, Virginia
  Arts of Virginia, Catalog  
  Contemporary Sculpture in Meditation Park  
  Beeville Art Museum, Catalog Beeville, Texas
2000 Michael Manjarris, One Man Show San Antonio, Texas
  Parchman/Stremmel Galleries  
  Audubon Park Sculpture Garden Commission New Orleans, Louisiana
  Private Collection/ Designer/ Sculpture Installation  
  Group Show, International Sculpture Conference Houston, Texas
  New Gallery  
  Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts Benefit Houston, Texas
1999 Michael Manjarris/Miguel Manjarrez
  People Street Art Space Corpus Christi, Texas
  Wolff Sculpture Garden Commission  
  Designer/ Sculpture Installation Houston, Texas
  Goliad "A Cultural Convergence"  
  Presidio La Bahia  
  Curator, Catalog Goliad, Texas
1998 Miguel Manjarrez  
  Galleria Emma Molina Monterrey, N. L. Mx.
  The Figure and the Chair Hooks / Epstein Gallery Houston, Texas
  Irving Sculpture Garden Commission  
  "Stone Benches" Irving, Texas
  Artful Garden Houston, Texas
1997 Law Enforcement Memorial Commission  
  Corpus Christi Police Officers Association Corpus Christi, Texas
  If Stones Could Speak  
  O'Kane Gallery  
  University of Houston Houston, Texas
  Michael Manjarris / Michael Manjarrez  
  New Gallery Houston, Texas
  Unity Church Outdoor Chapel, Commission Houston, Texas
  Pennzoil Plaza Show / Barbara Davis Galleries Houston, Texas
1996 "Omni Outdoor Sculpture Show" Juried Houston, Texas
  In Conjunction with the Annual Conference of  
  Commite International pur Musees d'Art  
  Michael Manjarris, James Surls, Jesus Moroles Irving, Texas
  Irving Arts Center  
  "Heart Show" Parchman-Stremmel Galleries San Antonio, Texas
1995 Michael Manjarris New Orleans, Louisiana
  Marguerite Oestriecher - Fine Arts  
  Michael Manjarris, Rick Lewis Dallas, Texas
  Steven Hopwood-Lewis  
  Kristi Stubbs Gallery  
  "Amazing Grace" Michael Manjarris Houston, Texas
  New Gallery  
1994 Michael Manjarris- New Gallery Houston, Texas
  "Omni Outdoor Sculpture Show" Houston, Texas
  International Sculpture Conference, Speaker San Francisco, California
  "Summer Show" Hall/Barnett New Orleans, Louisiana
  "Group Show" Kristi Stubbs Gallery Dallas, Texas
  "Group Show" New Gallery Houston, Texas
1993 "Eye to Eye" James, Surls, Charmaine Locke Corpus Christi, Texas
  Curator  
  Houston's Known and Unknown Houston, Texas
1992 "Stonehouse 1992" Michael Manjarris New Orleans, Louisiana
  Marguerite Oestricher Fine Arts  
1991 Marguerite Oestricher Fine Arts New Orleans, Louisiana
  Gregory Amenoff, Michal Manjarris, Carl Palizzolo  
  Mariposa Arts Foundation Established Corpus Christi, Texas
  Irving Sculpture Garden - Michael Manjarris - Competition Winner Irving, Texas
1990 Mariposa Park and Sculpture Garden  
  Inaugural Exhibition Corpus Christi, Texas
  Gallery 630B Group Show New Orleans, Louisiana
1989 Shidoni Santa Fe, New Mexico
  Mariposa Park and Sculpture Created Corpus Christi, Texas
1988 Read-Stremmel Gallery San Antonio, Texas
1987 One Man Show, Ben P. Baily Art Building, Texas A & I Art University Kingsville, Texas
1984 71st Annual Allied Artist of America Show New York, New York
  One Man Show, II Houston Center Houston, Texas
  North American Sculpture Exhibition Catalog Golden, Colorado
1983 25th Annual Four, Oklahoma Art Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  41st Annual Aubudon Artist Show  
  National Art Club, Catalog New York , New York
1982 North American Sculpture Exhibition, Catalog Golden, Colorado

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

CORPORATE  
  Art Now Gallery Guide Magazine New Jersey
  O'Connor and Associates Houston, Texas
  Town Club Corpus Christi, Texas
  Suemar Oil and Gas Corpus Christi, Texas
  Doubletree Hotel Houston, Texas
  Rue de la Course, Inc. New Orleans, Louisiana
PUBLIC  
  Bayfront Arts and Sciences Park Corpus Christi, Texas
  Mariposa Park Corpus Christi, Texas
  Art Museum of South Texas Corpus Christi, Texas
  Emmanuel Chapel, Diocese of Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas
  Irving Sculpture Garden Irving, Texas
  Meditation Garden, Unity Church Houston, Texas
PRIVATE  
  Prade Ranch Mountain Home, Texas
  Michael Tracy San Ygnacio, Texas
  Isabel Brown Wilson Houston, Texas
  Ann Schlumberger Brown Houston, Texas
  Richard King III, Bank of America Corpus Christi, Texas
  Judge and Mrs. David Oestreicher New Orleans, Louisiana
  Dan Pedrotti Corpus Christi, Texas

AWARDS / HONORS

2014 Maker of the Year -- Public Art -- Creative Art Alliance of New Orleans
Times-Picayune Top Ten of 2013, Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition
Proclamation, in appreciation of Sculpture for New Orleans, City of New Orleans
2013 Given by Mayor Mitch Landrieu The Diana Helis Henry and The Adrienne Helis Malvin Art Funds of The Helis Foundation, Major grant recipient -- 2013 through 2014
2012 Goldring Family Foundation Grant Recipient Wizner Grant Recipient, Awarded by Mayor Mitch Landrieu
2010-2012 Helis Foundation Grant Recipient
2009 Times-Picayune Top Ten of 2009 -- Sculpture for New Orleans, Lafayette Square Zales Grant Recipient Downtown Development Grant Recipient Athena Foundation Grant Recipient with Peter Lundberg Bill and Barbara Carris Family Foundation with Peter Lundberg
2008 Downtown Development Grant Recipient Audubon Nature Conservancy Grant Recipient Brown Foundation Grant, Houston, Texas Proclamation, in appreciation of Sculpture for New Orleans, City of New Orleans Given by New Orleans City Council Board President, Jackie Clarkson
2001 Texas Commission for the Arts Grant Recipient
1999 Brown Foundation Matching Grant Recipient, Houston, Texas with Texas Commission for the Arts
1989-1993 Corpus Christi Municipal Arts Grant Recipient

VIDEO INTERVIEWS

March 2014 Downtown Development District video
May 2011 Go Nola - New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation video
May 25, 2010 By Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Critic Doug MacCash describes 4 new sculptures in City Park, New Orleans
January 11, 2010 By Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Artists Michael Manjarris and Peter Lundberg describe their New Orleans sculpture park project.
October 1992 Springer, Bill, "Eyes of Texas: Michael Manjarris", KPRC, Channel 2, NBC, Houston, Texas.

CATALOGS

2001 South Texas Survey of Contemporary Art, Texas Fine Arts Association, 2001  
  Manjarris, Surls, Lesser, Sculpture Outdoors, Center for Contemporary Art Virginia Beach, Virginia
  Contemporary Sculpture in Mediation Park Beeville Art Museum, 2001
1999 Goliad: A Cultural Convergence Goliad, Texas
1996 Surls, Moroles, Manjarris, Irving Arts Center Irving, Texas, 1996
1984 North American Sculpture Exhibition Golden, Colorado
1982 North American Sculpture Exhibition Golden, Colorado

PRESS

March 19, 2014 Sculpture for New Orleans Brings Art to the City
USA Today Travel by Beth D’Addono
February 18, 2014 The New Sculptures of New Orleans
wheretraveler.com by Douglas Brantley
January 3, 2014 Preposterous pink bunny sculpture appears near Superdome
NOLA.com: The Times-Picayune by Doug MacCash
December 18, 2013 Doug MacCash’s top 10 New Orleans favorite art exhibits and events of 2013
NOLA.com: The Times-Picayune by Doug MacCash
March 29, 2013 Sculpture for New Orleans is a plus for Poydras Street
NOLA.com: The Times-Picayune by Doug MacCash
February 7, 2013 7 outdoor sculptures make their debut in time for Super Bowl
NOLA.com: The Times-Picayune by Bruce Eggler
February 6, 2013 City reawakens to art theadvocate.com
by Kari Dequine Harden
February 4, 2013 A New Orleans streetscape of Southern sculptures
Knoxville News by Associated Press
February 1, 2013 Prominent New Outdoor Sculptures Make Debut
City of New Orleans
April 6, 2012 Visionary Visualizes Sculpture for the NEW Orleans
GoNOLA.com by MIKKO
March 31, 2012 IRON AWE
Cultural Curmudgeon by Hammish Keith www.listener.co.nz
  Gallery Baritone: Large Scale Sculpture
Tulane Magazine Winter 2012
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin