CAT MANOLIS

 

Exhibition History

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014    Cat Manolis; Artist Provocateur, Brown Art Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC.
2014    Rock Glitterati, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC.

2013    Cat Manolis, A Shot At The Big Time, Gallery 100, Golden Belt Arts, Durham, NC

2013    Cat Manolis, Artist Provocateur: Flying Solo, SaxArt Gallery, Saxapahaw, NC
2012    Cat Manolis, Artist Provocateur: Solo Exhibition, Armory Gallery, The Armory, Boston, MA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015    EUREKA!, Alcott Galler, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.  Truth to Power, Pleiades Gallery, Durham, NC.  Truth to Power, Pleiades Gallery, Durham, NC

2014    Group Exhibition, Priiskorn Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.  The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN.  TOONS!, BlueLucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.   DAG 60th Annual National Juried Exhibition, SunTrust Gallery, Durham, NC.   Infectious, BlueLucy Gallery, St.Petersburg, FL.  2-Man Exhibition, Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL.

2013    2013 World Of Art Showcase, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC.   ART DEAL WITH IT, Bluelucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.  Material Witness, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.  Salon Exhibition, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC.  NC Artist Exhibition, Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Progress Energy Center for The Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC.  Featured Artist Exhibition, Exchange Gallery, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC.  SE Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Northwest Florida State College, Mattie Kelly arts Center Galleries, FL.   Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition, Emporium Main Gallery, Knoxville, TN.     Featured Artist “People’s Choice” AAA Show, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC.  TRANSITIONS: Movement, Passage, Change, Suntrust Gallery, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC.

2012    Death is the Destination, Georgia State University, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta,GA.      Re-Mixing the Mix-Up, Batista Fine ArtWashington, DC.   20th Southeast Regional Art Exhibition, Northwest Florida State College, Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries.  Size Doesn’t Matter, Batista Fine Art, Washington, DC.  Contemporary South, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC.  Annual National Juried Exhibition,  Arts and Culture Alliance,   Emporium Main Gallery, Knoxville, TN.

2011    PCON: The Malleable Object, Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.  Bitchin, Blue Lucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL. Featured Artists Group Show, Visual Art Exchange Gallery, Raleigh, NC.  19th Southeast Regional Art Exhibition, Northwest Florida State College, Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries.  Art All-State Exhibition, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.  Art in the Park Miami, Bayfront Park, Miami FL.  The Sex Issue, Vol. 6, Projekt30 Gallery.  Group Exhibition, Saxapahaw Artist Gallery, Saxapahaw, NC.

2010    Aqua Art Miami, Horse Trader Curatorial Projects, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL.  Affordable Art Fair, New York City.  Divergence Fine Art, Baltimore, MD.  New Work, Belloc Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago, IL.  Images of the Capital,  NC State Capital Building, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC.

2009    Postconceptualism, Moderno, 1939 12th St.NW, Washington, DC. *Part of International Art Affairs.

2008    New Currents in Contemporary Art, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Luminescence, UNC Renaissance Center.  Group Exhibition, Opaq Gallery, Jacksonville, FL.

2007     First Snow, John & June Alcott Gallery, University of North Carolina.

2006    Sculpture Unbound, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, Juror: Glen Harper, Editor, Sculpture Magazine.  Art for Women’s Human Rights in Guatemala, Knew Gallery,Washington, DC.  Chapter V, Knew Gallery, Washington, DC.

2005      DC-KNEW, Knew Gallery, Washington, DC.

2002     Paradox: Artists Respond to 9/11, Somerville Museum,  Somerville,MA.

 

Education
BFA  Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
MFA  UNC, Chapel Hill, NC, *Outstanding Graduate Award,  Juan Logan Graduate Prize

 

Skills
Art Director/Designer                                                          Branding & Promotion
Concept Illustration/ Illustration                                        Commercial Mural Design & Painting
Idea Generation & Concept Development                         Proficient in Adobe CS5: Illustrator, PhotoShop
Project management & Organizational Skills                   Diligent in maintaining skills & current practices

 

Capabilities Offered

Strong conceptual as well as technical abilities. Extensive experience in the development, creation and production of original designs.

Thorough understanding of principles, practices and procedures, strong attention to deadlines and good time management skills. Diligence in maintaining skills & current practices.  Coordinate projects and provide support with responsibility for final results.

Using a highly developed sense of observation and unique insight into the finished product through design, color expertise and proven technical skill.  Employ artistic training, along with previous organizational training, to reframe situations and concepts; giving a fresh perspective and new solutions.

Motivated self starter with a willingness to adapt to change. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicated with a wide range of individuals and personalities.  Self confident and able to exercise good judgement.

 

Employment History

ART DIRECTOR/OWNER, DBA DESIGNS, RALEIGH, NC
Actively participate in development of concepts, production of those concepts and follow through to completion of all projects.  Artistic practices: Illustration, Graphic/Web Design, Art Consultation, Architectural renderings, Contract Fabrication, Commercial Murals, and custom work.

DESIGNER, SOLAR WIND DESIGNS, GRAHAM, NC
Create designs and perform custom work on residential interior remodels.

CONCEPT ILLUSTRATOR, SYNECTICS WORLD, CAMBRIDGE, MA

TEACHING FELLOW, INTRO. TO SCULPTURE & 3-D DESIGN, UNC-CHAPEL HILL, NC

DURING COLLEGE:  MUSEUM ART EXHIBITION INSTALLER, EXHIBITION FABRICATOR, ART ASSISTANT-SPECIAL FINISHES, ASST. TO CHAIR OF FINE ARTS, CURATOR OF LOCAL GALLERY EXHIBITIONS, EXHIBITING ARTIST, LAB TECH, FREELANCE ART POSITIONS AT CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART & VARIOUS WASHINGTON, DC BUSINESSES.

ART DIRECTOR/OWNER, SPACE 4 GRAPHICS, BOSTON, MA
Planning, analysis, design, implementation and client satisfaction responsibilities.  Artistic practices: Illustration, Graphic/Web Design, Mural painting for corporate clients.

OFFICE MANAGER/ SPECIAL ASSISTANT, SAWYER MAC PRODUCTIONS, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Organized and coordinated office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency in promoting and distributing films and related products.

 

Recognition

Various illustrations published: St. Martin’s Press.    Invitation to Solo Exhibition at Northwest Florida State College, Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries.  Invited to Solo Exhibition: Gallery 100, Durham, NC.    Invited to Solo Exhibition: Armory Gallery, Boston, MA.    Selected for STUDIO VISIT Magazine 2013.  ”K to the Nth”published half page: Indy Weekly, Raleigh/Durham, NC-advertising CONTEMPORARY SOUTH Art Exhibition.  “K to the Nth”- full web page Visual Art Exchange web site.  “This Scheme For Perpetual Peace Is Very Interesting, But Hardly Feasible” published :  Warpaint Anthology #1.