About

 Image © National Museum of Scotland

Image © National Museum of Scotland

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2005, Mann has exhibited nationally and internationally and was most recently named a "Designer of the Future" by Newsweek magazine. Mann's work embraces the symbiotic relationship between digital media and physical form. His fascination with transposing the ephemeral nature of time and motion has created a studio practice that challenges the existing divides between art, craft and design. “I don’t invent things," says Mann. "I just find a way to materialize objects from things that we can’t see."

In 2008, Mann was awarded the World Craft Council Prize for Glass and in 2009 won the Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, New York, and the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery in Norfolk, UK.

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Agent Representation

Sapar Contemporary, New York, USA

Industry Gallery, Los Angeles, USA                                

Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections, London, UK

                                    

Education

03 -‌ 05                           Royal College of Art, MA Ceramics and Glass, London, UK

98 - 02                           The Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art, BA (hons) 3D Design, Aberdeen

 

Employment

13 – present                  Programme Director, Glass, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

                                    Lecturer, BA Product Design, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Lecturer, MSC Material Practice, School of Architecture, University of Edinburgh

07 – 13                          Course Leader Product Design BDes, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen

                                                 

Visiting Artist/Lecturing

                                    

17         Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

15                                 Plymouth College of Arts,Plymouth, UK

13                                 PNCA,CT&CR, Portland, USA

10                                 Pratt Institute,ID dept, Brooklyn, USA

The School for American Crafts, RIT, Glass dept, Rochester, USA

Columbia College, Design Dept, Chicago, USA

School of the Art Institute Chicago, Ceramics dept, Chicago, USA

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Ceramics dept, Bloomfield Hills, USA

University of Michigan, Design dept, Ann Arbour, USA

Edinburgh College of Art, Architecture dept, Edinburgh UK

09                                 Danish Design School, Ceramics & Glass dept, Copenhagen, Denmark

Alfred University, Ceramics & Glass dept, Alfred NY, USA     

07                                 De Montfort University, Product Design dept, Leicester, UK                                                              

University of Central Lancashire, Ceramics Dept, Preston, UK

05 |‌ 06                           University College of the Creative Arts, 3DD dept, Farnham, UK

04                                 University of Plymouth, 3DD dept, Exeter, UK

 

Guest Speaker

 

18                                 Making It, Manchester School of Art, MMU, Manchester, UK

17                                 Body Object Enclosure Symposium, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

                                    WIRED x Glenfiddich,Experimental Series, Dufftown, UK

16                                 Northlands Creative International Symposium,University of Edinburgh, UK

                                    Shaping the Future,North West Craft Network, University of Bolton

15                                 Plymouth College of Arts,Plymouth, UK

14                                 Gayfield Twilight Talk,Edinburgh, UK

University of Wolverhampton,Wolverhampton, UK              

13                                 In-Conversation,Reed College of Art, Portland, USA

12                                 I Am Seeing Things,Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Pecha Kucha #18, Inspace, Edinburgh

                                    Jerwood one year on,Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

11                                 SoFA New York,Park Avenue Armory, USA

10                                 LISA,Salon, New York, USA 

In Conversation,DCA, Dundee, UK 

Inter-Changes: Craft & Context,NCAD, Dublin, IRE 

09                                 Digital Design (&) Art, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

                                    In Conversation, Dovecote Gallery, Edinburgh, UK 

Meet the Makers, Jerwood Space, London, UK

                                    Digital Design (&) Art, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

BECon, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA

                                    ExMachina,RIBA, Artquest, London, UK                            

07                                 London Metropolitan University, Gold Works, London, UK                           

06                                 Guldagergaard, Ceramics Research Centre, Skaelskor, Denmark

 

 Exhibitions (selection 09 - 18)

 

18                                 The Art of Glass, NCCD, Sleaford, UK

The Scottish Galleries, V&A Dundee, Dundee, UK

The Art of Glass,National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

17                                  Aqua Art Miami Rep. Industry Gallery, Miami,USA

Crossfire, Attracted to Light & Shine, Body Object Enclosure, Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada

Poise, Form + Motion, Cheongju Craft Biennale – UK Pavillion,Cheongju, South Korea

Poise, 3D Printing: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful, NCCD, Sleaford, UK

16                                 Poise, NL20 Commissions, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Atoms and Bytes, Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, USA

Hybrids: Interspecies Collaborations, NCCD, Sleaford, UK

Out of Hand, Museum of Applied Arts & Science, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, AUS 

15                                 This is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good, MoMA NY, USA

Design in Motion, V&A Dundee/Travelling Gallery, Touring Exhibition, UK

British Glass Biennale, International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge, UK

Brazilian Design Biennial, Florianópolis, Brazil

COLLECT with Joanna Bird, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

14                                 British Design: From William Morris to the Digital Revolution, Moscow Design Museum, The Puskin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, RUSSIA

                                    Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco Rep. Industry Gallery, USA

Aqua Art Miami Rep. Industry Gallery, Miami,USA

Garden Party, Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh, UK

COLLECT with Joanna Bird, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

13                                 Out Of hand: Materializing the Postdigital,MAD, New York, USA

                                    Language of Process, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Agents of the 3D Revolution, FADA Gallery, Johannesburg, SA

Applied Design, MoMA, New York, USA

                                    Conversations électriques, La Panacée, Montpellier, FR

COLLECT with Joanna Bird, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Mark-ing, Gallery Libby Sellers, London, UK

Momentum, UH Galleries, Hatfield, UK

New Morphologies, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY

Form A Great Height, 4 Windmill Street Gallery, London, UK

12                                 I Am Seeing Things,Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Utensil, The National Craft Galleries, Castle Yard, Kilkenny, IRE

Creativity is Great (Britain), British Business Embassy, London, UK

COLLECT with Joanna Bird, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Curious Minds – New Approaches in Design, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL

11                                 Power of Making, V&A Museum, London, UK

                                    Mark-ing, E&Y co, Toyko, JP

Talk To Me, MoMA, London, UK

Future Craft: Research Exposition,Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia CA

COLLECT with CraftScotland, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

SoFA New York with Joanna Bird Pottery , Park Avenue Armoury , London, USA

                                    Momentum, The Makers Guild in Wales touring Exhibition, Cardiff, UK

10                                 This Just In,MAD, NY, USA

Lab-Craft,Craft Council England Touring Exhibition, London, UK

Digital Solid,Valenciennes Design Art School, Valenciennes, FR

Prediction,Biennale International Design, Saint-Etienne, France

Action Design over Time, MoMA New York, USA

Future Craft: Research Exposition, DCA, Dundee, UK

                                    On the Move, Visualising Action, Estorick Collection, London, UK                  

09                                 Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize,Jerwood Space, London, UK

Collect with CraftScotland,Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London, UK

Object Factory II, The Art of Industrial Ceramics,MAD, New York, UK

Tatorte, Passagen, Cologne, Germany

Talente, München, Germany

 

Accolades

 

12                                 The Art Fund Purchase Prize,Winner, London, UK

11                                 Creative Scotland Professional Development Grant,Edinburgh, UK

10                                 Vimeo International Video Awards,Shortlisted, New York, USA

09                                 Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize,Winner, London, UK

08                                 World Craft Council Glass – Europe,Winner, Overall prize EGC 2008, Denmark

International Bombay Sapphire prize, Shortlisted, Milan, Italy

05                                 Newcomers Bombay Sapphire Award, Winner, New Designers, London, UK

                                    International Bombay Sapphire prize, Highly commended, London, UK

04                                 Generations, Highly commended, Rosenthal Design, Germany

 

Collections

New Orleans Museum of Art, The Second Line 

Corning Museum of Glass, Crossfire series

Norwich Castle Museum, Flight take-off

Cincinnati Art Museum, Crossfire series  

Craft Council England collection,Shine & Crossfire series

MAD New York, Design and Applied Arts collection,Blown & Shine

MoMA New York, Design and Architecture collection,Attracted to Light moth

                                    

Publications

Art Beyond Digital, Dominique Moulon, LINK Editions, FR

New Glass Review 39, Corning Museum of Glass Press, USA

Digital handmade: Craftmanship in the New Industry, Lucy Johnston, Thames and Hudson, UK

Postdigital Artisans: Craftmanship with a new aestheti in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture, Jonathan Openshaw, Frame Publishers, DK

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, Ronald Labaco, Black Dog Publishing, UK

The Invention of Craft, Glen Adamson, Bloomsburg, UK

New Technologies in Glass, Vanessa Cutler, Bloomsburg, UK

                                    Limited Edition, Sophie Lovell, Birkhauser, Berlin, Germany

Digital by Design, Troika, Thames and Hudson, London, UK 

                                    New Natures: The Hybrid Landscapes, nITro, Il Prato, Rome, Italy

                                    Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders, John Marshall, Fast-uk, Manchester, UK 

                                    Journal of Visualization, V.S.J, IOS Press, Tokyo, Japan 

 

 Organisations

World Craft Council - Europe,Honorary member

Craft Scotland, Professional Advisory Panel member

RAFT, Research Member, University of Edinburgh