Tom Maniaci: The Icons
April 15 - May 31, 2011
Artist Tom Maniaci graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1978 with a BFA in Design. He then spent a semester at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee studying film history and editing. During this time he was becoming a popular local artist, painting murals for local businesses and residences there in his home town. In 1980 he put away his brushes, moved to Detroit and began a career in advertising. Heís done award-winning work as an art-director and writer, and has been directing television commercials for several years now.
Since 2001, Tomís Frame Your Face portraits can be found in The Lido Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan, The Gaslight Gallery in Petosky, Michigan and in the homes and offices of clients in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Miami, Dallas and of course, Detroit. In 2005, Tom was one of only five local artists to be included in the Classic Rock Art Show & Sale when it made its stop in Detroit as part of a national tour.