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b.1983 in Boston, MA 

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY 





Hunter College, MFA in Painting 



The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio (Painting/Drawing) 



Cornell University, College of Art, Architecture and Planning Bachelors in Fine Art, Art History 






The Golden Pheasant At Flamingo Estate & Other Tales of Wanderlust, Harper's, East Hampton, NY

In A Western Town, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA



Our House, Harper’s, Los Angeles, CA 



Moon Salon, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY 

View from Gowanus, Harper’s, East Hampton, NY 



Fish Tank TV (Project Room), Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY 



NIGHT, One River, Westport, CT 



Greenport Magic, Arts and Leisure, New York, NY 

Liminal Grove, One River in Allendale, and Englewood, NJ 



Wanderers and Wildflowers, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY 



Of Other Places, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY 



The Brink of Utterance, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY 



Dissolving Lucian II/ Points of My Compass, Gershwin Gallery, New York, NY 



Lucian is Dissolving, Willard Straight Art Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY






Off The Rack, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

RIPE, Harper's, Los Angeles, CA

Levity, Alexander Berggruen Gallery, New York, NY

Don’t Sweat the Technique, with Michael Berryhill and Matt Kleberg, KDR305, Miami, FL

LIBRARY, curated by Glenn Goldberg, TV Projects, Brooklyn, NY

The Power to Dream, curated by James Bolton, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France



In Residence, Studio Archive Projects, New York, NY

Brooklyn Bridge, McBride Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Manscaping, The Hole, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA

Interior Dialogues, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Psychedelic Landscape, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, NY

What A Long Strange Trip, Analog Diary, Beacon, NY

Chasing Phantoms, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

What Now?, PM/AM Gallery, London, UK

Drawing with Scissors, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Prism, Y2K, New York, NY

Lexicon of Love, Studio Archive Project, Brooklyn, NY

Andrea Festa Fine Art, Rome, Italy



A Flower Show, Gangway NPT, Newport, RI 

Spiritual Art Advisory, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Melrose, Harper’s, Los Angeles, CA 

Oasis, The Pit, Palm Springs, CA 

Unraveling, Hesse Flatow, New York, NY 

Hello From the Living Room, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY 

Michael Berryhill & JJ Manford, One River, Allendale, NJ 



Summer Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY 

Quarters, Alexander Berggruen Gallery, New York, NY 



The Mind is Also a Landscape, Public Land/ Print Club LTD, Sacramento, CA 

Under the Time of Lampshades, Transmitter NYC, Brooklyn, NY 

The Garden of Earthly Delights, curated by Timothy Bergstrom, Washington Art Association, New York, NY

Mushrooms, Y2K Group, 7 Franklin Place, New York, NY

Decade, curated by Sun You, SFA Projects, New York, NY 

New York, Just Like I Pictured It, Platform, Brooklyn, NY

Making (It) Work, curated by Karla Wozniak and Georgia Elrod, Hubbell Street Galleries, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA 



In Form: BMCC Art Faculty Exhibition, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY 

Big Holiday Show, LabSpace, Hillsdale, NY

7 Samurai, Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

GlenLily Grounds 2018, Newburgh, NY

Idols and Icons, curated by Muskat/Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Summer of Love, Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, NY 

Gangs of New York, curated by Essex Flowers, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL 

DNA Residency Show, Provincetown, MA

Untitled Projects, curated by Catherine Haggarty & Karen Flatow, Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, NY 

True North, LabSpace, Hillsdale, NY

Foundation Faculty Exhibition, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Ring of Fire, Far x Wide, for Earth Justice, Brooklyn, NY



Nostalgisms, curated by Nick Benfey, Able Baker Contemporary, Porland, ME 

Indian Summer, Disturb the Neighbors, New York, NY 

In Paper We Trust, curated by Sara Clarken & Brigette Mulholland, Dot Project, London, England

The Secret Life of Plants, curated by Jennifer Coates and Nick Lawrence, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

Conference Object, curated by Sarah Butler, Cairo, NY



Cave, curated by Michael Yaniro, Jay, NY

Jardin, No. 4 Studio, Brooklyn, NY 

Gazing Inland, COOP, Nashville, TN

Family Values, curated by Paola Gallio, 195 Christie St., New York, NY

Tread, curated by Alex Sewell, Ess Ef Eff at the Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Your Bad Self, Arts and Leisure, New York, NY



Improvised Showboat #5, curated by Zachary Keeting and Lauren Britton with Ashley Garrett and Brian Wood, New York, NY 

New Work City, curated by Julie Torres, Momenta Art, New York, NY 

Botanic Revival: JJ Manford and Amy Lincoln, One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ



The Art of Compassion, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

Family Style, curated by Julie Torres, Formerly Pocket Utopia, New York, NY 

Through Every Leaf, with Max Razdow, Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, NY 



Typhoon Haiyan Philippines Relief Benefit, Lodge Gallery, New York, NY 

C'est Brooklyn-Paper, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Strange Times, Novella Gallery, New York, NY



Peaces On Earth, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY

Soft Opening, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY

Hogwarth Worldwide Biannual, Hogwarth Worldwide Inc, New York, NY 

Hunter MFA Thesis Show, Times Square Building, Hunter MFA Building, New York, NY

Brucennial (Bruce High Quality Foundation Biennial), New York, NY 

The Whitney Houston Biennial, Murdertown, Chicago, IL 

Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Mic: Check (Occupy), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 



Idiot's Delight, curated by Craig Olson, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Purple Nurple, Beta Space, Brooklyn, NY 

Espacio Entre Medio, Chemi's Room, Santurce, Puerto Rico 

IT'S ALL GOOD, Apocalypse Now, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Stillness is the Move, Two-Person Show with Elisa Soliven, Saffron Space, Brooklyn, NY 



Half Invisible, Beta Space, Brooklyn, NY 

Painting Comes Alive!, Group show, Art Jail, New York, NY

12 and Under, Saffron Space, Brooklyn, NY

A Mermaid Day, Mermaid Parade Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 

Dance Ghost, Vaudaville Park, Brooklyn, NY 



Cadaver Corpse, Space 1026, Philadelphia , PA 

Cadaver Corpse, Golden Age, Chicago, IL 

Fari Shams/JJ Manford Recent Paintings, 76 Harley St., London, England 



MFA Show, The Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL



The Antiques Show, Tjaden Art Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Yay! Nature!, abandoned storefront, Ithaca NY 



The Bunny Project, Outdoor installation

Working Framework, Columbus, OH, and Ithaca, NY



Overdue, Thesis and pre-thesis Open House, Sibley Arts Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The String Project, Tjaden Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The Rome Show, Palazzo Lazzaroni, Cornell in Rome and Hartell Gallery, Ithaca, NY




Casey Lesser, “10 Sought-After Artists on Artsy in 2022,” Artsy, December 15, 2022

“’20 (What Now?) at PM/AM,” Emergent Magazine, May 2022

Lindsay Preston Zappas, “JJ Manford at Harper’s,” KCRW Art Insider, March 19, 2022



Neha Jambhekar, “Editors Picks: 14 Events for Your Art Calendar This

Week...,” ArtNet News, November 2, 2021

Johanna Fateman, “JJ Manford,” New Yorker, October 29, 2021

Christopher Alessandrini, “JJ Manford: Moon Salon,” TheGuide.Art, October 14, 2021

Steven Biller, “Fresh Paint: The Pit gallery makes its Palm Springs debut with ‘Oasis,’” Palm Spring Life, June 18, 2021



Nicholas Cueva, “JJ Manford: Unraveling at Hesse Flatow,” White Hot Magazine, July 17, 2020

“Art For the In Crowd: 8 Artworks Depicting the Great Indoors,” Artspace, April 8, 2020

“JJ Manford at Derek Eller Gallery,” Art Viewer, January 1, 2020



Emily Burns, “Interview with JJ Manford,” Make Magazine, Issue 9, 2019

Liz Ainslie, “JJ Manford’s domestic stages for acid daydreams,” Two Coats of Paint, November 26, 2019

“There’s a Thriving Underground Barter Network Among Artists. Doug Aitken, Dread Scott, and 12 Others Tell Us About Their Most Memorable Trades,” Artnet News, April 10, 2019



“The 20 Best Booths at Frieze New York,” Artsy, May 5, 2016



Rob Colvin, “A Charming Reverence for Color: Artists Revisit Paul Klee,” Hyperallergic, October 28, 2015



Pam Grossman, “Max Razdow and JJ Manford show,” Phantasmaphile, July 16, 2014



Maria Calandra, “JJ Manford: Studio Visit,” Pencil in the Studio, December 2012




Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY