Matthew Mancini began his studies in the fine arts program at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto. With traditional portrait and figurative work becoming an overriding interest, he left OCADU to learn more classical realist methods at Michael John Angel Studios Toronto, (soon to become the Academy of Realist Art) which lead the study of techniques predominant in the 19th Century ateliers of Paris, France. While continuing to employ these techniques in a more contemporary realist manner, he has also returned to complete a BA in Visual and Critical Studies at OCADU.


b. 1983 Toronto / Toronto based artist

Exhibitions
Landforms, Solo Exhibition of Haliburton Landscapes, Agnes Jamison Gallery, Minden, ON 2016
Gallery 1261, Denver, CO, 2015
In the Open, Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, ON 2015
Flights of Fancy group exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, 2014
Solo Show: Portraits, Imperial Pub, Toronto, ON, 2014
Art In Action, London UK, 2012
Fleming Faculty Exhibition, Rails End Gallery, Haliburton, ON 2012
Praxis: Beauty and Truth-Group exhibition Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto, ON 2009
Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, ON 2008
Humber Gallery, Group Exhibition, Toronto, ON 2006

Awards
TRAC 2nd Place 2015
Art Renewal Centre Salon "Finalist" in figurative Category 2015
Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition "Finalist" 2011
Art Renewal Centre Salon "Finalist" in Drawing Category 2011
Art Renewal Centre Third Place Scholarship winner 2006


Education
Academy of Realist Art 2003-2007
BA Visual and Critical Studies, Ontario College of Art and Design University 2001-2003, 2015-present

Teaching/ Workshops
Haliburton School of the Arts Summer Workshops 2012-present
Fleming College, Part time Faculty, Haliburton, ON, 2011-present
Portrait Painting from the Live Model, Art Richmond, Richmond, VI 2011

Academy of Realist Art Toronto, ON 2006-2011
Painting in the Manner of John Singer Sargent, Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, ON 2009 2010
Portrait Painting from the Photograph, Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, ON 2010
Humber College, Faculty in School of Media Studies, Figure Drawing, Toronto, ON 2009
Portrait Drawing, Academy of Realist Art, Boston, MA, 2009 2010
Portrait Painting from the Photograph, Art Richmond, Richmond, VI 2010
Painting in the Manner of John Singer Sargent, Art Richmond, Richmond, VI 2009
Portrait Drawing, Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, ON 2008