Frank Mann Selected as Top Influential Artist of the Year by IAOTP

Frank Mann Selected as Top Influential Artist of the Year by IAOTP

Frank Mann, World-Renowned Artist, Educator, Writer, and Founder of the Frank Mann Studio was just selected to receive the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) Top Influential Artist of the Year Award. This distinguished award recognizes and celebrates those regarded as the most influential individuals in the business in terms of leadership and the effect on their colleagues in the arts. 

While membership in the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in and of itself, only a small number of members are chosen for these special distinguished awards. Frank Mann was also the recipient of many awards, including but not limited to the Lifetime Achievement Award and he was inducted into IAOTP’s exclusive Hall of Fame. These extraordinary awardees are selected for their longevity in their field, contributions to society, and their influence. Frank Mann will be honored for his recent achievement at IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala at the magnificent Opryland Hotel in Nashville this December.

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP, commented, “We are so honored to have Frank Mann a part of our IAOTP Family for the past few years. He is humble, passionate and could not be more deserving.”

Frank Mann has been named Top Influential Artist of the Year for his contributions to the art world over the past 30 years. His achievements span across the art world, with his works featured in exhibits on six continents, including international exhibitions, biennials, and triennials. Additionally, he shares his knowledge as an educator, lecturing on his work and various Contemporary art topics. Mr. Mann is a respected figure in the art world, having taken part in numerous group exhibits and more than twenty solo exhibitions. Mr. Mann’s entire oeuvre of works has received high praise. 

Frank Mann is a prominent American artist known for his exploration of perception and vision. Some words that come to mind while describing him include “unique,” “exceptional,” “brilliant,” and “absolute brilliance” immediately spring to mind. Mr. Mann has showcased his work in major exhibitions in cities such as New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, and Berlin. The exhibition Personal Structures – Identities, part of the 58th Venice Biennale, took place at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, Italy. His works are part of the permanent collections at prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The National Galerie in Berlin, Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Nice. Mr. Mann’s art can be discovered in museums, private collections, and various publications and journals across several countries, including Italy, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Austria, Germany, France, Japan, and the United States.

Before embarking on his professional career, Mr. Mann received his Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences/Biology from High Point University in 1972, where he studied under geneticist Dr. Leo Weeks. He continued his education at George Washington University, this time concentrating on Fine Arts. In 1978, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Mann graduated from Pratt Institute with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1981. Studying art history at Columbia University and attending the Whitney Graduate Seminars in Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art enhanced his education and experience. 

Mann illustrated the book Nerves and authored the screenplay for the film “Gloria de Visus.” Mr. Mann has contributed to exhibition catalogs, including museum catalogs, editions of Blast Magazine, and portfolios such as The Notebook of COLAB Arts. His articles have appeared in professional magazines such as NAP Text’s “The Optical Machine.” He designed the book “Oculus, A Survey Exhibition” for the Broome Street Gallery in New York, now housed at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. His essays have appeared in books published by the American Society of Contemporary Artists that reside in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Thomas J. Watson Library, and the International Center of Documentation, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, Italy.

Mr. Mann’s art has been viewed globally over the course of his successful career. He has received many awards and accolades and has been published in numerous magazines. Last year, Mr. Mann was honored as the Top Global Impact Artist of the Year and was featured on the Nasdaq Billboard in Times Square. In 2022, Mr. Mann was honored as the Top Artist of the Decade with a dedicated chapter in the “Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication” and featured on the renowned Planet Hollywood Billboard on the Las Vegas Strip. He received recognition at IAOTP’s 2021 annual awards, being inducted into the exclusive IAOTP Hall of Fame at the Gala at The Plaza Hotel in NYC and featured in the Wall Street Journal. In 2021, he received prestigious awards such as the International Prize Dante Alighieri Award, the “Il David Di Michelangelo” International Art Award, and in 2022, he was selected for The International Giotto Prize for the Visual Arts Award and The International Caravaggio Prize. He appeared on the front cover of TIP Magazine, was honored as Artist of the Decade, and was showcased by IAOTP on the iconic Reuters billboard in Times Square. In 2019, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. In 2018, he was named Top Artist of the Year by IAOTP and received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who. He received the International Prize for Human Rights in honor of Victor Hugo, the Premier Leonardo Da Vinci International Award from the International Contemporary Art Magazine, and the Warriors of Riace Award from the Academia Italia in Arte nel Mondo Associazione Culturale in 2017. He was honored with the International Human Rights Award in 2016 by the Italian Academy of Art of the World for his remarkable artistic achievements. He has been recognized with awards for international exhibitions and biennials, including the Sandro Botticelli prize from the EA Editore Publishers of Rome in 2015. He was honored with the Mabel Sanger Webb Award, a Ford Foundation Grant, and the Lorenzo II Magnifico Medal. He has been recognized in over 30 editions of Who’s Who and has received the Pablo Picasso Award and the International Prize Frida Kahlo – Milan. The American Society of Contemporary Artists bestowed upon him the Premiere Certification of Honor in Graphics in 2010, the Roy Moyer Memorial Award in 2012, and the Elaine Alibrandi Award in Painting in 2013. 

In addition to his successful career, he serves on several boards and maintains leadership roles in various organizations. He is a member of the Association D’Art International, the Global Art Affairs Foundation, Collaborative Projects, New York, and the American Society of Contemporary Artists. He has received grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. In addition, he was named Honorary Associate Member of the Associazione Culturale Accademia Italia in Arte nel Mondo and received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree, presented by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. Mr. Mann served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of Artists Equity from 1999 to 2016. 

Looking back, Mr. Mann has been successful thanks to his tenacity, the encouragement of his mentors, and his commitment to his work. Mr. Mann believes that he is fortunate, is passionate about his dedication to his art, and is just getting started. He is determined to continue to grow as an artist in the years to come, all the while touching people’s lives and encouraging them in any way that he can.

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