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Melanie Manos is a interdisciplinary artist working in performance, digital media, print, sculpture and installation.  Recent exhibitions include galleries and venues in Mechelen (Belgium), Los Angeles, London, Brooklyn, Atlanta, and Detroit. In 2014 Manos was an Interdisciplinary Fellow at The MacDowell Colony and the UCross Foundation. She presented her work at Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan, in 2013 and was Artist-in-Residence at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin, WI, where she created and exhibited video and photographic collage in response to Lloyd Wright buildings.  She collaborates with Sarah Buckius as The ManosBuckius Cooperative, exhibiting videos in video and electronic art exhibitions globally.  Born and raised in Detroit and Grosse Pointe, MI, Manos holds a BA, 1999, UCLA, and an MFA, 2008, University of Michigan. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at the UM Stamps School of Art & Design teaching time-based art and Detroit Connections, a collaborative art class with Stamps students and Bennett Elementary School. 

Concerned about:

  • economic disparity in U.S.

  • the m/f wage gap - still?

  • pipeline for low-income and minority children to reach college (if they desire)

  • elephants - thank goodness China created a policy banning the ivory trade - we'll see if it helps

  • the present and future of Detroit, where my grandparents settled from Macedonia and Greece, and where my parents both were born, raised, and had professional careers

Melanie Manos (l), keyboardist for The Stiff Ones, and beautiful new friend at an outdoor music venue in Cincinnati.

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