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About Manss Aval : Manss works and resides in San Diego. He concentrates on painting, photography, and sculptures and has a broad set of skills with backgrounds in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.). His works present a unique amalgamation of arts and science.
His latest interactive series originate from mundane objects such as rectangles and spirals. He explores how these nominally inanimate elements, can morph into moving, transforming, three-dimensional constructs. Geometry has always occupied the human mind and dictates the environment we have created. Manss grew up in the West, but is intimately connected with Eastern cultures where centuries of artistic expressions focused on calligraphy and intricate geometric patterns. When ordinary circles can assume dynamic, doughnut-shaped faces and rectangles in perceptually transition to hexagons, octagons… as elements of a twisting, flexible and growing multigonal boundary of abundant complexity and depth, the viewer’s eyes begin a journey to wherever it leads them, often returning to the origin to depart for a different destiny. Beauty in the mundane and complexity in deceiving simplicity.
Manss has exhibited in over 90 juried solo and group shows in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Florence, London, Venice, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, the Louvre and Athenaeum Museum. His work is recognized by some 70 awards, including Biancoscuro Art Contest 2016, IPA, International Photography Awards, Donkey Art Prize 3, 2015, Gala Awards, International Fine Art Photography Award, 2013, Pollux Awards, 2015, and ArtBuzz 2014. His work was featured in over 30 publications including Biancoscuro Art Magazine, 2016, Art Quench Magazine, “Contemporary Art of Excellence", 2015", "Internationale Kunst Heute 2015" and “The Art of Creativity”.
ORGANIZATION:
Manss Aval Fine Art

EDUCATION:
PhD University of BC

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2017 January 11-15, LA Art Show, Los Angeles.
2016 December 1, Bakery Pavilion, Haziel Association/Open Art Milano Associazione, Milan.
2016 November 15, Eighth Con/Corso Buenos Aires (CCBA) Corso Buenos Aires 77.
2016 November 30-December 4, Red Dot Miami Art Show, Miami Beach.
2016 November 21-December 3, Khayyam 2015, International Photography Exhibition, International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), Mellat Cineplex, Tehran.
2016 November 3-6, Art San Diego 2016, San Diego.
2016 Oct 8 - 23, ArT Venice 2016 "San Servolo un’isola per l'arte“, Venice.
2016 October 4-29, 4th International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Berlin.
2016 September 30-October 15, Bushwick Open International Chapter, New York.
2016 September 16-30, Premio Arte Roma 2016, Rome.
2016 September 8-15, International Artexpo 2016 Milan, East End Studios Milan (Spazio Antologico).
2016 July 23-August 26, Art Comes Alive 2016, annual national fine art contest and exhibit, Cincinnati, OH.
2016 May 27-29, solo show, Salon Art Shopping, Contemporary Art Exposition. Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.
2016 May 25-July 8, Blink Art Resource Artist Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH.
2016 April 29-May 1, solo show, Photo Independent 2016, The International Exposition of Contemporary Photography, Los Angeles.
2016 April 14-17, ArtExpo, New York.
2016 April 6-13, “Eclectic Art” Basilica Sant’ Ambrogio, Jelmoni Studio Gallery, Milan.
2016 March 18-20, EuroArtExpo, Venice Art Fair, NeoArtGallery, Forlì, Italy.
2016 March 17-20, Spectrum Indian Wells, Palm Springs, California.
2016 March 5-8, Clio Art Fair, New York.
2016 March 5-23, Luce e Materia/Light and Matter, Galleria d’Arte Mentana, Florence.
2016 February 14-25, Flu Games Berlin, in conjunction with the Berlinale international film festival, Jelmoni Studio Gallery, Malzfabrik, Berlin.
2016 February 4-25, OpenArtCode Venice, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice.
2016 February 13-26, Colorida Galeria de Arte, Lisbon, Portugal.
2016 January 19-24, solo show, 25th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, Los Angeles.
2016 January 15-17, "Show Your World", Gallery MC, New York.
2016 January 1- December 31, Embraer Executive Jets Center, Embler Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL.
2015 December 5-January 10, PHOTOcentric, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York.
2015 December 2-6, High Impact: Visual Volume, Art Platform, Spectrum, Miami Beach.
2015 December 2-6, Miami Photo Salon at Spectrum Art Show, Spectrum, Miami Beach.
2015 November 7-December 5, “Secret”, Arc Gallery, San Francisco.
2015 November 2-7, “Autumn Group Show”, La Galleria Pall Mall, London.
2015 October 17-25, Xth Florence Biennale, 2015.
2015 October 5-December 6, 2015 Miami Photo Salon, Miami Beach.
2015 September 10-October 3, Electron Salon, LACDA-Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles.
2015 September 6, URBAN 2015 Street Photo Summer Exhibit, Koper, Slovenia.
2015 September 5-13, Biennale of Chianciano, Museo d'Arte di Chianciano.
2015 August 30-September 14, "Fine Art”, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens.
2015 August 22-25, URBAN 2015 Street Photo Summer Exhibit, Budapest, Hungary.
2015 August 10-15, URBAN 2015 Street Photo Summer Exhibit, Krakow, Poland.
2015 August 5-10, Donkey Art Prize 3 Miami Showcase, Wynwood, Miami Beach.
2015 July 16-August 21, Album, Egalitaria Gallery, London.
2015 July 9-12, ArtMonaco, Monaco.
2015 June 14-15, “Animal Portraits” Exhibition, Camden Image Gallery, Camden UK.
2015 June 14-15, "International Artists in Louvre Museum. Carrousel du Louvre", Louvre Museum, Paris.
2015 June 15-July 17, Camera USA 2015, National Photography Exhibition and Award, Naples Art Association, Naples, FL.
2015 May 22-23, Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo.
2015 May 15-18, RomArt 2015, International Biennial of Art and Culture, Rome.
2015 May 10-28, “Monochrome”, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens.
2015 April 23-26, Artexpo, New York.
2015 April 4 – May 5, solo show, “The Secret Life of Trees”, Cole Library, Carlsbad, CA.
2015 April 2-26, “InternationART”, Galleria360, Florence.
2015 March 20-April 5, “Crowds” Greenwich Gallery, London.
2015 March 5-8, Clio Art Fair, New York.
2015 February-January 2016, Embler Art Gallery, Admirals Club, at the JFK International Airport, New York.
2015 January 1– June 1, Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA.
2014 December 12-13, BCN ART 2014 Barcelona International Art Fair, Barcelona.
2014 December 3-7, ArtTour International Art Festival, Koubek Center, Miami Dade College, Miami Beach, FL.
2014 December 3-7, Euart Panorama Europa, Spectrum Miami Fair, Miami Beach, FL.
2014 December 7, Art Takes Miami, SCOPE Art, Miami Beach, FL.
2014 November 21– December 3, “Triennial Exhibition of Visual Arts in Rome" ed. 2014, National Library of Castro Praetorian, Triennale di Roma, Rome.
2014 November 1– December 1, Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA.
2014 September 4, Laguna Art Walk, Laguna Beach, CA.
2014 July 24, “SeeMe Times Square Takeover”, two of the largest billboards on Times Square, New York City, NY.
2014 June, “Landscapes: The Big Country”,1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2014 June-July, Texas Spirit Art Show National Juried Art Competition, Graham, TX.
2014 April-May, “In the Abstract”, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA.
2014 March, solo show, “Elements of Nature” Gallery 21, San Diego, CA.
2014 March, Art Above San Diego, San Diego, CA.
2013 December, SCOPE Miami Beach 2013, Miami Beach, FL.
2013 November, solo show, Art San Diego 2013, San Diego, CA.
2013 October, “The Nature of Things”, solo show, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, CA.
2013 November–December, “Reflections: The Visual Echo”,1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2013 October-November, international “Digital Art”, Electron Salon, LACDA, Los Angeles, CA.
2013 October, 1st Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition. Four Points Contemporary, Texas.
2013 November–December, international 2013 Grand Prix de la Découverte, Grand Prix Juror Awards of Merit – 2013 Paris Salon de la Photo, International Fine Art Photography Competition, Paris.
2013 September–October, “Contemporary Expressionism-The Creative Spirit”, Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2013 August –September, “Nature Speaks”, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA.
2013 September–October, “Unhinged”, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY.
2013 July–September, “Story of the Creative” Exhibition, SeeMe Exhibition Space, New York, NY.
2013 August, Athenaeum’s 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum Museum, San Diego, CA.
2013 June–July, San Diego Fair Fine Art Show, San Diego, CA.
2013 January–March, Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, San Diego, CA.
2013 January–March, 2013 Juried Biennial Exhibition, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA.
2013 January, Featured Artist, Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
2012 March, May, July and September, group shows, Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
2012 March, “Effetto Biennale” Exhibition, Museo de la Ciudad de Merida, Mérida, Mexico.
2012 January, solo show, Private collectors, Toronto.
2011 December, 7th Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence.
2011 May and July, group shows, La Jolla Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
2011 January and March, group shows, Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, CA.
2010 October, The McMonigle Group + M Media, Newport Beach, CA.

AWARDS:
Awards:

1. The Motif Collective, "Minimalism" competition (Symétrie de guerre 2), finalist, 2016.
2. Khayyam 2015, finalist (Five Elements, Salk Institute) International Photography Competition.
3. 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Winner: Honorable Mention in Architectural (La Tour Eiffel), Honorable Mention in Still Life (Delirium tremens), Nominee in Abstract (Caligraphy, Cyclops), Nominee in Architectural (Five Elements, Symétrie de Guerre VI), Nominee in Nature (When Trees Dream, Zhangjiajie Cliff).
4. Hot 40 CCBA 2016 Artworks, (Conjugates), Jury Selected, Concorso Buenos Aires,
5. Berlin Art Prize 2016, Art Management Berlin.
6. The Motif Collective, "Sunsets" competition (Purple Ambition), finalist, 2016.
7. Biancoscuro Art Contest 2016, finalist (Conjugates), jury selection.
8. La Grande Photo Awards, highly commended, Street category (Break), finalist, Architecture category (Five Elements, Salk Institute), 2016.
9. Art Comes Alive 2016, annual national fine art contest, 2016.
10. The Motif Collective, "Landscapes" competition (Avatar), finalist, 2016.
11. 4th Zebra Awards, finalist, Landscape and Nature (When Trees Dream), Fine Art and Open (Salk Institute; Five Elements), and Abstract and Contemporary (Zero Face).
12. 9th Annual International Color Awards, Nominee: Abstract category (Bellagio Sails, I colori di Venezia), Architecture category (Five Elements), Fashion category (Devil no Prada) Honorable mention: Nature category (Wagner Moment), Fashion category (Devil no Prada), 2016.
13. Monochrome Photography Awards 2015, finalist in Fashion (Devil no Prada) and Architecture (Salk Institute), 2016.
14. The Motif Collective, "Cities" competition, finalist, 2016.
15. The Motif Collective, "Shadows" competition, 3rd Place and finalist, 2016.
16. Gala Awards, 8th Edition of the Pollux Awards, finalist five photos: (People), (Landscapes) and (Fine Art), 2015.
17. The Motif Collective, "Minimalism" competition, Honorable mention (Arcade), 2015.
18. Viewbug, Winner, Editor’s Winter Selection, December, 2015.
19. 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Nominee in Architectural [Out of Nowhere] Nature [Wagner Moment] and People [At the Beach / Break], 2015.
20. ND Awards 2015, honorable mention, People, Travel/Culture, a juried selection, 2015.
21. Artavita 16th contest, 2015.
22. The Eros Magazine Issue #2, finalist, a juried selection, 2015.
23. The Motif Collective, "Black& White" competition, finalist, 2015.
24. Moscow International Foto Awards, MIFA, Honorable mention in Culture/People and Landscape, 2015.
25. Exhibitoo, Natural Worlds, shortlisted, a juried selection, 2015.
26. IPA, International Photography Awards, "Home, Person" category, honorable mention, a juried selection, 2015.
27. 2015 Poster Challenge Winner, Artexpo New York, 2015.
28. 1st Fine Art Photography Awards, open theme finalist, a juried selection, 2015.
29. The Eros Magazine Issue #1, finalist, a juried selection, 2015.
30. Poster competition, finalist, a juried selection, Redwood Media Group, Artexpo New York, 2015.
31. Donkey Art Prize 3, finalist, a juried selection, 2015.
32. URBAN 2015 Street Photo Contest, 6th edition, finalist, 2015.
33. Art & Beyond Magazine, a juried selection, "The Body Beautiful" 2015.
34. Gala Awards, finalist: Fine Art (2 entries) and Nature, a juried selection, 7th Edition of the Pollux Awards, 2015.
35. Gala Awards, finalist, a juried selection, The Primary Colors Photography Competition, 2015.
36. Camden Image Gallery, 'Animal Portraits' contest, a juried selection, 2015.
37. Selected by YourDailyPhotograph.com, 2015.
38. TZ International Photography and Art Community (TZIPAC) 3rd Zebra Awards, Finalist: Fine Art and Open, Finalist: Landscape and Nature, 2015.
39. Monochrome, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, 2015.
40. Art Quench Magazine, Featured Artist, November 2015.
41. Camera USA 2015: National Photography Exhibition and Award, Naples Art Association, 2015.
42. Contrast, International Exhibition of Art Photography, Section A, 2015.
43. Curators Pick, Crowds contest, award.io, 2015.
44. Curators Selection, Black & White Portrait contest, award.io, 2015.
45. Monochrome Awards 2014, Fine Art, Honorable mention, 2015.
46. 3rd Greek Photographic Circuit, a juried selection, 2015.
47. Featured Artist, Art & Beyond Magazine, a juried selection, 2014.
48. ND Awards 2014, Landscape, a juried selection, 2014.
49. 2014 Competition, The Photo Review, Editor's selection, a juried selection, 2014.
50. “Nature Art Exhibition – Photography”, Light Space & Time Art Gallery, 2014.
51. Special recognition award, “Abstracts 2014 Art Exhibition”, Light Space & Time Art Gallery, 2014.
52. Arttour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, a juried selection of 60 top international artists, 2015.
53. Vanguard Visionaries: The Art of Creativity, a juried selection, 2014.
54. Artist Portfolio Magazine, a juried selection, North vs South Collection, 2014.
55. Winner in the 6th 2014 Showcase competition, Artslant, 2014.
56. Moscow International Foto Awards, MIFA, Honorable mention, 2014.
57. Artist Portfolio Magazine, a juried selection, Midwest vs West Collection, 2014.
58. Selected for inclusion in YourDailyPhotograph.com, 2014.
59. International Art Festival Committee, Honorable mention, New York, 2014.
60. Viewbug, Judges’ favorite photo, July, 2014.
61. Toronto Star Photography Awards, Black & White shortlist, 2014.
62. Texas Spirit Art Show National Juried Art Competition, 2014.
63. TZ International Photography and Art Community (TZIPAC) 2nd Zebra Awards, Finalist: Fine Art and Open, Finalist: Abstract and Contemporary, 2014.
64. Arttour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, a juried selection of 60 Top International Artists, 2014.
65. ArtBuzz, The 2014 Collection-Juried Fine Art Search, 2014.
66. Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition. Finalist and Honorable mention, Four Points Contemporary, Texas, 2013.
67. Editor’s Choice, onemillionphotographers, www.onemillionphotographers.com, 2013.
68. International Fine Art Photography Award, 2013, Grand Prix de la Découverte, Grand Prix Juror Awards of Merit – 2013 Paris Salon de la Photo, International Fine Art Photography Competition, November 13–December 8, 2013.
69. PhotoShoot Awards, Oceans 2013: Finalist in two categories: Pollution, Beaches & Freedom (www.photoshootawards.com).

PRESS APPEARANCES:
Publications/Press:

1. Biancoscuro Art Magazine #19 (December 2016-January 2017), p. 98-101, 2017 https://issuu.com/biancoscuro/docs/biancoscuro_19/
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2. Premio Arte Roma, Stadio di Domiziano Roma, p.44-45, 2016.
3. Art Venice 2016, San Servolo-Un’osola per L’Arte, p. 23-24, 2016.
4. Concorso Buenos Aires 2016 Associazone Open Art Milano, 8th edn. Euroweb srl (ed.), p. 18, 2016 https://issuu.com/concorsobuenosaires/docs/ccba_ca
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1. Berlin Foto Biennale, Emotions and Commotions across Cultures, Julius Hirsh-Hardy ed., Kehrer Verlag, Berlin, p. 34, 2016.
2. TZIPAC Monochrome Magazine, #7, p. 180-182, 186, 2016.
3. EuroArtExpo, Venice Art Fair, NeoArtGallery, Forlì, Italy, p. 22, 2016.
4. OpenArtCode, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti Venezia, Studio Abba, p. 10-11, 2016.
5. Clio Art Fair Catalog, Alessandro Bernie curator, ClioArtProject, p. 14-15, 2016.
6. Monochrome Photography Awards Annual Book, 2016.
7. Concorso Buebos Aires, Associazone Open Art Milano, 7th edn. Euroweb srl (ed.), p.121, 2015.
8. Art Quench Magazine, Featured Artist, p.49, November 2015.
9. Chianciano Biennale 2015, Art Museum Chianciano, p. 9, 2015.
10. Catalogue VII Concorso Buenos Aires, Curator: Giuseppe Villani, 2015.
11. Jon Stapley, Egalitaria: A photographic exhibition about anything and everything, Amateur Photographer, August 6, 2015.
12. The Eros Magazine, Issue #2, 2015.
13. "Natural World photography contest winners revealed", Digital Photographer Magazine, October 15, 2015.
14. Clio Art Fair Catalog, Alessandro Bernie curator, ClioArtProject, p. 14-15, 2015.
15. Artexpo New York Show Guide, Redwood Media Group, p. 51-52, 2015
16. “Biancoscuro Rivista d’Arte”, sfoglia qui sotto l’anteprima di Biancoscuro Art Magazine #11 agosto/settembre, p. 56, 2015.
17. Art & Beyond, Special Issue, Nude and Figurative Art “The Body Beautiful”, p. 12, 2015.
18. The Eros Magazine, Issue #1, p. 24, 2015.
19. Art & Beyond, Annual Special Issue-Photography and Digital Art, p. 8-9, 2015.
20. The Club Collection Catalog-Winter 2015, Embler Art Gallery.
21. “Contemporary Art of Excellence" Volume 1, GAA Publishing, London, 2015.
22. "Internationale Kunst Heute-2015", Martina Kolle, Ingrid Gardill, eds., IKH-Publishing, Munich, p. 44-45, 2015.
23. Arttour International Magazine’s “Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art”, 2015.
24. Last Paradise, Esposizione Triennale Di Arti Visive A Roma, Giorgio Mondadori, editor, Federica Peligra, p. 71-73, 2014.
25. Vanguard Visionaries: “The Art of Creativity”, Art Platform, New York, 2015.
26. Artist Portfolio Magazine, Issue 17, “North vs South Collection”, p. 14-17, 2014.
27. The 2nd Zebra Awards Winners E-Book, 2014.
28. In the Abstract, The Kiernan Gallery Exhibition Catalogue Vol. XXVIII, 2014.
29. Arttour International Magazine’s “Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art”, 2014.
30. Art Buzz, “The 2014 Collection”, Art Buzz Publishing, Dunedin, FL, p. 9, 2014.
31. “Oceans 2013, Black Tide & Big Blue”, By PhotoShoot Awards, 2013.
32. “Art Takes Miami”, Jeffrey Aldrich Editor, See Me Group, p. 183, 2013.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
5 languages

HOBBIES:
photography, painting

WEB SITE:
www.manssaval.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2016-07-16 20:01:31

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

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