Vera Manzi-Schacht

VERA MANZI-SCHACHT                         

 

EDUCATION:

MFA                  Hunter College Graduate School,  New York, N.Y

BA  (Sculpture)    Queens College, C U N Y  Flushing, N. Y

A.A.S.               Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, N.Y.

 

 

SPECIALIZED AND ADVANCED STUDIES:
The National Academy of Fine Arts  
The New York Academy of Fine Arts 
The New School University
The Sculpture Center School  
The Circolo School, Pietrasanta, Italy

 

 

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
Residenza del Palmerino, Fiesole, Florence, Italy: Artist in Residence, June, 2016
National Endowment for the Arts Recipient, Dowling College-Vanderbilt Mansion, 2015
American Academy in Rome: Visiting Artist/Scholar in Residence. Rome, Italy. May, 2014
American Academy in Rome: Visiting Artist/Scholar in Residence. Rome, Italy. June, 2009
Shuster Thesis Award  (Art History Grant) Hunter Graduate School
The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence
Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, Artist Honorarium Grant
P.S.I - Museum of Modern Art: Artist in Residence Fellowship
New York State Council on the Arts: Grand Army Arch Exhibit
Creative Time – US Custom House: Artist in Residence Fellowship

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Sculptors Guild, Currently 80 – curated by John Yau. Liberata, Westbeth Galleries, NYC. February, 2017
Antenna Gallery, New Orleans. Where Do I Come From, Where Am I Going? March, 2017
Sculptors Guild Benefit. Piero’s Egg. October, 2016.
Villa Il Palmerino, Fiesole, Florence, Italy, Presentation and Lecture: June, 2016
Americana Twist – Governors Island. Where Do I Come From, Where Am I Going? Summer, 2016
Dowling College - Vanderbilt Mansion: Memory Palace Chamber/Portal: Luminosity and Liminality. May through December 2015. National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Art and Psyche International Conference, Siracusa, Sicily. Presentation of art concepts and video. September, 2015
Denise Bibro Fine Arts Gallery, Chelsea, NY. Four Boros Exhibit, Summer, 2015
American Academy in Rome: When the Stars Came Out in Pienza, Part II. Video Presentation, Lecture. May, 2014
Fountain Art Fair: Counterpart: From Labyrinth to Liberata. 69th Sreet Armory, NY. March, 2014
Lincoln Center: When the Stars Came Out in Pienza – Continued, Video Installation. NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, December, 2012
Pentimenti - The Past Emerging: When the Stars Came Out in Pienza, Video Installation, NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, NYC. November, 2012
Intersections - Governors Island: curator, Karen Wilkin. Memory Palace Chamber – From the Novel, Installation, natural light, paper, gels, video, sound. June - October, 2011
Sculptors Guild Exhibit: Muse on Winged Ox, terracotta, Broadway Gallery Soho, NYC, March 2011
Encounters - Governors Island: curators, Ann Aptaker, Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Memory Palace Chamber – Transformation. Installation, natural light, gels, terracotta. June – October, 2010
American Academy in Rome: Visiting Artist/Scholar in Residence, Rome. Summer 2009
Ready to Unveil: CWOW Gallery, Newark, N.J. Proposal for Newark Liberty Airport and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. October-December 2009
Animal Magnetism: Soaring Larks. Gallery 61, Columbus Circle, New York Institute of Technology. May, 2009
Ceramic Expressions: Tempietto, Yonkers Riverfront Library. October 2 – November 2, 2008
In-Site Exhibit: Ste. Foy, Governors Island, Officers Porch. May – October 12, 2008
QCC Gallery: Esclarmonde, permanent installation Queensborough Community College, Bayside, N.Y.
Seraph Font, Commission: The New Church, Swedenborgian, East 35th St. N.Y. 2008
Self-Contained-Stockholm Now Supermarket, The Swedish Arts Council. Stockholm. February, 2008
Cologne Art Fair, Sculptors Guild, Koln, Germany. 2007  (images)
Installation with Portal, Gallery 61, Columbus Circle, NYC - New York Institute of Technology. 2007
Sculpture Forum, White Plains Courthouse. 2006-2008
Six Decades of the Sculptors Guild,  Hillwood Art Museum, Old Westbury, N.Y. 2006
Transformations, Nassau C.College, Uniondale, N.Y. 2005
Summer Invitational, AIR Gallery, Chelsea, N.Y. 2004
Safir Commission, Aruba. 2003
One Person Retrospective - Manzi-Schacht,  The Regina A. Quick Center for the Art, Olana, N.Y. 2000
Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, Bayside, N.Y. 2000
Light Exhibit,  Islip Art Museum, Islip, N.Y.1999
173 Annual Exhibit, National Academy Museum of Fine Art, 5th Ave., N.Y.   1998.
National Sculpture Society, Esclarmonde, Americas Tower Lobby, Avenue of the Americas, N.Y.,1995
Seraph/Borromini, The Montclair Museum of Art, 1993
Arsenal Exhibit, Installation, The Arsenal, Central Park Department of Parks. 1987
P.S. 122, Installation: Mark Russell, Curator, 1987
Consumer Art, ABC NoRio, 1986
Seraph Installation, Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, N.Y. 1986
Five Sculptors, Memorial Arch, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn,  N.Y. 1985
The Arch Show: Four Sculptors, Memorial Arch, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1984
Luce, Crisafulli/Accademia dell’Arte, Italy. 1983
The Light Exhibit, Islip Museum of Art. 1982
On and Off the Wall, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, N.Y.C.
Installations II, Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.,1981
Artists Documentation, Queens Museum, Queens, N.Y. 1981
Artists of New York, Lawrence Alloway, Curator, S U N Y Stony Brook Art Gallery N.Y. 1979
Queens Museum Juried Exhibit, Robert Pincus Witten, Curator, Queens Museum. 1979
Small Works, Nobe Gallery, West 57th St., N.Y. 1979
One Person Exhibit: Manzi-Schacht: Campione Building, Campione Building, Park Avenue, N.Y.
Open Studios in May, P.S.1 (MoMA) Long Island City, N.Y. Artist in Residence Fellowship. 1977
Lumination, Nobe Gallery, West 57th St. N.Y. 1977
Custom and Culture, Creative Time, U.S. Custom House. 1977
A Month of Sundays, P.S.1 (MoMA) Artist in Residence Fellowship. 1976

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS:
Sculpture Magazine, William Ganis, 2007.
The Islip Bulletin  1999
Garden State Press,  1992
“Four Italian-American Artists” Ch. 31 1990
The New York Times   1986
“Artists Today”  WKRB 90.9 FM1985
The New York Times   1983
WNYC AM  November 1983
The New York Times   1982
Artnews   1980 
Newday   (photo) Oct. 1980 
Art Forum 1980 
DOCUMENTATION OF QUEENS ARTIS    Queens Council on the Arts, 1980
HISTORY OF CREATIVE TIME  (photo)
Artnews   1980
Sveriges TV 1    Sweden  “The Mirror” 1977
Soho News   1977
“Straight Talk”  WOR-TV  1977
The New Yorker  1977
The New York Times  1977
“As It Is”  WCBS – TV   1979
“All Things Considered”  WNYC  FM 1978

 


Subject of Documentary Photo Project with Photojournalist Catrina Genovese: Vera Manzi-Schacht

COMMISSIONS:
Mark Fields, NYC
Seifer Residence, Aruba
The New Church-Swedenborgian, NYC
Raguse Residence, Chicago, Illinois
Rosone Residence, Little Silver, N.J.
Priscilla Costello, Toronto, Canada
Cutrona Residence, Point Pleasant, N.J.
Robert Manzi, Hartford, Connecticut
Anthony and Ann Rosone, Totowa, N.J.
D'Achille Residence, Holmdel, N.J.
Francoise Leton, Wavrielle, Belgium and New York
Robin Coscia, Rumson, N.J.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Manzi-Schacht is currently an adjunct professor of Art History and Art at the New York Institute of Technology, New York City. She has taught at the Sculpture Center, La Guardia Community College and The Circolo School, Tuscany. She presented an art history paper, “The Irish in Italy During the Middle Ages”, at the 27th Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Plymouth University of New Hampshire.

 

 

Vera Manzi-Schacht continues the process and development of her work in her studio:

Independent Studios 1, 10-27 46th Avenue, Long Island City, 11101