b. 1988, Denton, TX
Mancini, a Denton native, gained local notoriety through his unique design, a form of tessellating graffiti-style X's and O's that he incorporated into murals, canvas art, and more creatively, on vehicles; in one case even completely covering a scooter in his signature squiggles. Since then, he's branched into a unique portrait painting style, photography, and even installation art which has earned him write-ups, nominations, and awards from D Magazine, Dallas Observer, Dallas Morning News, the Dentonite, Art and Seek, The Houston Press, Austin Statesman, San Antonio Current and various news channels and art blogs.
Mancini began his art career to cope with personal struggles. In his words, art is the only thing he can't mess up. With his upbringing art hasn't been looked at as a practical way to make a living, but he refuses to give up on it.
He loves the freedom art gives him to express himself and values the reactions of his audience, positive or negative. On one occasion, even printing and displaying prints of the various negative Facebook comments berating his political art. Mancini is always looking for new ways to reinvent himself and evolve as an artist. Opportunity is all around, you just have to go out there and get it. If you want to be an artist, just go be an artist and don't worry about the rest.
Grants & Awards
2019 - Dallas Observer Best Prank - Best Prank for an art installation in Dallas, TX
2018 - The Dentonite DAM Awards Best Muralist Nominee - Denton, TX
2017 - The Dentonite DAM Awards Best Painter Nominee - Denton, TX
Exhibitions & Projects
2019 - Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express - We're There Marquee Moments Live Painting Klyde Warren Park Dallas, TX
2018 - Texas National - Nacogdoches, TX
2018 - ART 214 - Dallas, TX
2018 - Fort Works Art - Ft. Worth, TX - First Come First Serve
2018 - J&J's Basement Art Show - Denton, TX
2018 - Embassy Suites by Hilton Commission - Denton, TX
2017 - TD Ameritrade Commission - Southlake, TX
2017 - Hard Candy Group Show - Dallas, TX
2017 - Sugar Market Group Show - Brooklyn, NY
2016 - Bishop Arts District Kemp House Project - Dallas, TX
2016 - Affordable Art Fair NYC with Lilac Gallery NYC - New York, NY
2016 - Infusion Group Show - Kettle Art Gallery - Deep Ellum Dallas, TX
2016 - For The Love of Kettle - Kettle Art Gallery - Deep Ellum Dallas, TX
2015 - 42 Murals Project Deep Ellum - Dallas, TX.