Biography

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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