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Nationality American
Born b. 1977

T. Eliott Mansa

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Miami-based artist who challenges and questions the efficacy of the role of the artist as a change agent. Mansa’s assemblage, paintings, and sculptures incorporate found materials in a way that subverts their original intent, reimagining them as apotropaic objects. His work incorporates the aesthetic of amalgamation found in grassroots roadside memorials, visionary Southern vernacular sculpture, and the West African practices of 'nkisi nkondi and bocio sculpture making. His work has been included in a number of institutional exhibitions including the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora and The African American Museum of the Arts.

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2017
    WOTY 1.2, New Work by T. Eliott Mansa
    Hunter East Harlem Gallery, NY

    2013
    BFI Presents T. Eliott Mansa
    Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL

    2011
    Looking Into the Fish Bowl
    The Ladder Room Art Gallery, Miami, FL

    2009
    Mary Don’t You Weep/Martha Don’t You Moan
    African American Museum of the Arts, Deland, FL

     

    SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2019
    Notices of a Mutable Terrain
    Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Miami, FL

    Radio Silence
    The Project Space, FAT Village, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Reconstructing Identity
    Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (MOCAAD), Historic Ward Rooming House, Miami, FL

    Ever Upward
    Collar Works, Troy, NY

    2017
    Art on Paper
    Amadlozi Gallery, Miami, FL

    WOTY 1.2, New York by T. Eliott Mansa
    Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York

    2016
    Alumni Series: Painting
    New World Gallery, Miami, FL

    2015
    My Big Black America
    Rush Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2014
    Resurgence – Works from the Collection
    Yeelen Gallery, Miami, FL

    Shades of Black II
    Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, FL

    2013
    For Ed; Splendor in the Grass
    Green Hall Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

    Water Rites
    Audrey Love Gallery at Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL

    44
    Evolve the Gallery, Sacramento, CA

    Black History Month Exhibition
    Amodlozi Gallery, African Heritage Cultural Center, Miami, FL

    2012
    Annual Kuumba Kwanzaa Art Exhibition
    Amadlozi Gallery, African Heritage Cultural Center, Miami, FL

    Puro
    Coconut Grove Museum, Miami, FL

    INK
    Mandarin Oriental, Miami, FL

    Smash and Grab
    Locust Projects, Miami, FL

    Midsummer’s Night Dream Part 2
    Warehouse Alternative Space, Miami, FL

    Young Blood: Homecoming
    ArtSeen, Miami, FL

    The 12th Annual Oscar Thomas Memorial People’s Art Exhibit
    Amadlozi Gallery, African Heritage Cultural Center, Miami, FL

    Art and Real Life: The Last Works of Master Artist Purvis Young
    The Purvis Young Art Museum, Miami, FL

    Legacy Magazine Black History Month Exhibit
    Downtown Macy’s, Miami, FL

    Artist Showcase from the African Diaspora
    Majestical Lips, Miami, FL

    Slavery to Self Determination
    University of Miami CAS Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

    2011
    80 Inches of Art
    The Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

    Art Fallout
    Girls’ Club Foundation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Smash and Grab
    Locust Projects, Miami, FL

    Young Blood: So Fresh
    Flagler Art Space, Miami, FL

    Secrets, Regrets, Joys & Truths
    The Christopher Miro Gallery, Miami, FL

    In Black and White
    The Ladder Room Art Gallery, Miami, FL

    Xerox as a Verb
    Tomm El Saih Presents, Miami, FL

    2010
    I’m from Miami *****!!!
    Zona Verde, Miami, FL

    Natural Selection
    Hunter Gallery, Miami, FL

    Crossing the Line
    Buena Vista Building, Miami Design District, Miami, FL

    Young Blood; New Wave
    ArtSeen Gallery, Miami, FL

    2009
    Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself
    David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

    2000
    Rock(y) Bullwinkle
    Studio 10o3, Miami, FL

    1996
    Dakar
    Gallery 918, Baltimore, MD

  • 2018
    CUNY-Hunter College, New York, NY
    MFA

    2013
    Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

    2000
    University of Florida, New World School of the Arts, Gainseville, FL
    BFA

    1996
    Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

    1995
    New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

     

  • The African American Museum of the Arts, Deland, FL
    The Ricardo Pau-Llosa Collection, Miami, FL
    The Collection of KRS-ONE, New York, NY
    The Collection of Carter Wiggins LCSW, SAP, Miami, FL
    The Collection of Linda Adler, San Francisco, CA
    The Collection of Rosario Martinez-Cañas, Miami, FL
    The Collection of Andrew and Penny Needle, Miami, FL

  • 2020
    Residency, Oolite Arts, Miami, FL

    2019
    Ellies Creator Award Winner, Oolite Arts, Miami, FL