Biography

Leandro Manzo

In 1969 Leandro Manzo was born in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina. At 13 he had his first group exhibition at the Museo de Artes Visuales de Quilmes, in Buenos Aires. From 1991 to 1993 Leandro worked in drawing and painting with renowned artist Martínez Howard who had studied with Lino Spilimbergo and the great Hungarian artist Lajo Szalay. He has worked alongside some of the most important Argentine artists of his time, including the late Leopoldo Presas, who included someof Leandro’s works in his own collection.

With only 25 years, two of the most important collectors of Argentina, acquire his works. Manzo has had more than twenty five solo exhibitions and close to fifty group exhibitions presented in art galleries, cultural centers and museums across the globe, including in Argentina, Japan, and the United States.

Since 2004 he has lived in various cities within the United States. In 2006 he received permanent residence for Exceptional Aptitude in the Field of the Arts.

His works can be found in important public and private collections in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Cuenca, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Madrid, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Mexico City, Osaka, Tokyo, Singapore and Toronto. In the United States his work is included in collections in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and Charlotte, NC. The permanent collection Museo Nacional del Grabado in Buenos Aires and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long BeachCA. His decorations and wall paintings are in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, New York City, Los Angeles and Charlotte, NC.

In 1996 has a solo exhibition at the prestigious Centro Cultural Recoleta, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This exhibition has been seen by more than 80,000 people, with great success and an excellent recognition from specialized critics.

In 2006 the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long BeachCA. acquires two works for his permanent collection.

In 2009 is convened by Modern Multiples Inc. in Los Angeles, CA to make a series of screen prints and works together with the prestigious Master art printer Richard Duardo. He had worked with many of my art heroes including Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Mark Mothersbaugh, John Van Hamersveld, Mick Haggerty, David Hockney, and Chaz Bojórquez.

In 1997 is convened to exhibit as one of the 100 most prominent artists of Argentina in the inauguration of the Cronopios Hall in the Centro Cultural Recoleta.

 

Honors & Grants

Best Local Artist. BOB Awards, Charlotte Magazine, 2017

Best Art Exhibit in the last 12 months. Mar de Mares Leandro Manzo solo exhibition, LaCa Projects.
BOB Awards, Charlotte Magazine, 2017

Best Local Artist, BOB Awards, Charlotte Magazine, 2015

Best Art Exhibit in the last 12 months. Eternal Leandro Manzo solo exhibition, LaCa Projects.
BOB Awards, Charlotte Magazine, 2015

The top vote-getter for the 2015 Arts & Science Council’s ArtPop Billboard program, ASC + Adams Outdooor.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 – 2017 – November 10 – January 21: Mar de Mares – LaCa Projects, Charlotte, NC. USA

2014 – July – September: Eternal – LaCa Projects Charlotte, NC. USA

2013 – September – October: Ag Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2012 – July – August: Espacio Urbano Contemporáneo DVuelta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2009 – September: Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. USA

2009 – May: Argentine Consulate Gallery, New York, NY. USA

2009 – January: Modern Multiples Fine Art Editions, Los Angeles, CA. USA

2008 – December: Modern Multiples Fine Art Editions, Los Angeles, CA. USA

2008 – June: Medea Gallery, San Pedro, CA. USA

2007 – July: Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. USA

2007 – April: Matsuo Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2007 – March: Matsuo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2006 – October: Dyssona on Stage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. USA

2005 – August: Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, CA. USA

2005 – June: Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. USA

2003 – September: Noel Gallery, Charlotte, NC. USA

2003 – March: La Boheme Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, FL. USA

2000 – November: Espacio de Arte Filo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1997 – August: Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996 – April: Galería El Atico de Gala, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1995 – September: Espacio de Arte Ro-Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1994 – October Galería Artempo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1994 – April: Espacio de Arte Arles San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1993 – November: Galería del Círculo Médico Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1992 – June: Casa del Diseño de Javier Mussetti, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1991 – November: Galería Viro Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Group and Juried Exhibitions

2017 – April 27 – May 31: Coleccion Blanco y Negro – AG.Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 – December: Ag Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 – May 3-8: Context Art Fair NY, Manhattan, NY

2016 – April – May: Coleccion Blanco y Negro – AG.Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 – March – April: LaCa Projects, Collective II, Charlotte, NC. USA

2015 – December 1 – 6: Scope, Miami Beach Miami, FL. USA

2015 – November: Ag Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015 – April – May: LaCa Projects, Collective I, Charlotte, NC. US

2015 – January: Ag Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014 – August: Ag Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014 – January: Ag Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2013 – January: Ag Espacio de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2012 – November: Pinta NY, New York, NY. US

2012 – January: Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Miami FL.

2012 – February: Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. USA

2011 – February: Golding & Savino, Miami, FL. USA

2011 – April: Golding & Savino, Miami, FL. USA

2011 – December: Arteamericas Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL. USA

2009 – Lury Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA. USA

2008 – Medea Gallery, San Pedro, CA. USA

2008 – January: The Arts Company, Nashville, TN. USA

2007 – October: MoLAA Muesum (auction), Long Beach, CA. USA

2007 – February: House of Art, Miami, FL. USA

2006 – October: MoLAA Museum (auction), Long Beach, CA. USA

2006 – April – May: Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. USA

2006 – January 6 – February 18: Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. USA

2005 – October: Latin Art Brokers and Downtown Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. USA

2005 – January: Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. USA

2004 – June: Bank of America, Charlotte, NC. USA

2004 – December: Salón Internacional ACEA de Artes Plásticos, Barcelona, Spain

2004 – February: McColl Center – Salon Carlotta Uptown, Charlotte, NC. USA

2003 – April: Opening and Exhibition Blue Restaurant Uptown, Charlotte, NC. USA

2003 – October: Coffey & Thompson Gallery, Charlotte, NC. USA

2003 – October: Art Beach thurday s Event, Miami Beach, FL. USA

2001 – Awarded Latin American Artists, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil

2001 – D’Santi Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2001 – Rigo Pintura Exhibition, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2001 – Galería Isabel Anchorena, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2000 – D y G Arte Argentino, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2000 – D’Santi Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1999 – December: Exhibition – Hyatt Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1999 – May: D’Santi Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1997 – November: Centro Cultural del Tercer Milenio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1997 – July: Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996 – April: Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL. USA

1996 – Cámara de Comercio Armenio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996 – Galería de Arte Figueroa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996 – November: Museo de Artes Visuales, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996 – April: Fundación Banco de la Ciudad, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1995 – November: Galería del Golden Shopping, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1995 – October: Instituto Mater Ter Atmirabilis, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1995 – June: L’Inferno Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1995 – July: Galería Larrazábal, Cuenca, Ecuador

1995 – Galería Taller Defensa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1995 – February: La Matraka, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1993 – June: Galería del Café de la Vieja Estación, La Plata, Argentina

1993 – June: Instituto Superior Juan XXIII, Bahía Blanca, Argentina

1993 – AMIA Theater, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1993 – May: BAYS, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1993 – March: Centro Cultural Roberto Carabajal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1993 – February: Foyer of the Casino, Necochea, Argentina

1993 – January: Centro cultural Juan Martín de Pueyrredón, Mar del Plata, Argentina

1992 – December: Centro Cultural Carlos Gesell, Villa Gesell, Argentina

1992 – December: Casa de la Provincia de La Pampa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1992 – February: Casa de la Cultura de Villa Gesell, Villa Gesell, Argentina

1992 – January: Museo de Artes Visuales de Quilmes, Quilmes, Argentina

1992 – June: Buenos Aires Sheraton Towers, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1983 – Museo de Artes Visuales, Quilmes, Argentina