Illustrator. Artist. Dreamer. Designer. Creative.

Andrea Mancini is a Florentine illustrator, painter, and art educator. He began as a cartoonist at a young age by studying with the master animator Tomislav Spikic (from Zagreb Film) and advertising design with Leonardo Mattioli. In the 1980s his career in visual communication encountered a significant turning point when he was hired by Leader, the creative advertising company run by Gilberto Filippetti. Subsequently as a freelance illustrator, he often frequented Paris and New York to further his professional development through studios of artists and designers such as Massimo Vignelli, Lubalin and Peckolick, Seymour Chwast, and Andy Warhol. In the same period, he exhibited his works for the first time at the Bologna Art Fair, Japan, and the US. In the 1990s Andrea gained expertise in digital painting and in 1999 his animated graphic design project was featured in the “Lohengrin” opera production by Luca Ronconi at the Comunale theater in Florence. In 2000 he won the Fiorino prize for the visual arts and a selection of his works was purchased by the Museo Marino Marini in Florence. Andrea currently creates illustrations for creative advertising and fashion companies, teaches fine arts, and is a brand ambassador for Wacom Europe. Watercolors, both traditional and digital, are his preferred medium.

Group and solo exhibitions

2018

Me at Global Art Forum, London (GB) – Collettiva
My Dolce Vita, Kate Rosenberg’s, New York (USA) – Solo Show
All my Best, 166 arte, Firenze – Group
Ex Libris, Firenze, Caffè Letterario – Solo Show
Paintings in Transcendence, Firenze, Corridoio Fiorentino – Solo Show

2017

Tokyo International Art Fair 2017 – Group
Lucca Comics&Games, Wacom Europe – Solo Show/Live painting
The 180 Portraits, Firenze Salone Dei ‘500 di Palazzo Vecchio – Solo Show/Live Painting
FUA Christmas Gala, Firenze Palazzo Budini Gattai – Solo Show/Live Painting

2016

People Can FLY, Performance at FLY-FAST (FI) – personale
La Notte Blu, Merlino Bottega D’arte (FI) – group
Installation at Museo Tretijakov, (RUS) – group
Installation at in Remembering Henry James, Academy of Fine Arts Ligustica (GE) – group
Juliet 35 Years, Galerija Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota (SLO) – group

2015

Totem, 166Arte / Caffè Letterario, Florence – solo show
BookPaintings, WorkHouse Gallery, Harrogate (UK) – group
Forte & Leggero, 166Arte, Firenze – group
Gardens of Eden, Mini Mu, Trieste – group
Il mondo di mezzo, Mini Mu, Trieste – solo show
Andrea Mancini Watercolor, Art Dubai (Fiera) – solo show
Il mondo di mezzo, Spazio Galleria Juliet, Treviso – solo show
Racconti nell’acqua, Boutique Massimo Alba, Roma – solo show

2014

Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida (USA) – solo show
It is art that makes life…, Palagio Di Parte Guelfa, Firenze – group
Water Colours, Ganzo Florence, FUA, Firenze – solo show
Andrea Mancini a Rivisondoli, Museo Civico, Rivisondoli (AQ) – solo show
Opere Fresche (Wet Paint), La Macchia, Castiglioncello (LI) – solo show
Homage to Henry James, 166A con Accademia Di Belle Arti, Firenze – group
Il segno della memoria, Villa Capponi-Vogel, Firenze – group
Installazione per Massimo Alba Srl, White, Milano – solo show
I bagnanti, Gallerie Orler, San Martino Di Castrozza (BL) – group

2013

IX Biennale d’arte, Fortezza Da Basso, Firenze – group
Il diritto dell’uomo, RFK Foundation, Firenze – group
I Bagnanti, 166arte, Firenze – solo show
Acqua come, Merlino Bottega D’arte, Firenze – group
Collettiva, Gallerie Orler, San Martino Di Castrozza (BL) – group
Fast Paintings, Pitti Immagine 2013, Firenze – solo show
Premio Combat Prize 2013, Museo Civico Fattori, Livorno – group
Prologhi e dialoghi (VII° centenario nascita G.Boccaccio), 166arte, Firenze – group
Archeology, Galleria Tartaglia. Pechino (Cina) – solo show
Books paintings, Pitti Immagine 2013, Firenze – solo show

2012

70s’ through 50s’, Mercurio Arte Contemporanea di Viareggio (LU) – group
100% Recycling paintings, Galleria d’arte InVilla, Castiglioncello (LI) – solo show
Il tempo della trasformazione, Pitti Immagine 2012, Firenze – solo show
Ex-Libris, Le Murate Caffèletterario, Firenze – solo show
100% Recycling, Merlino Bottega d’Arte / Mercurio Arte Contemporanea di Viareggio (LU), Firenze – solo show
Affordable Art Fair, Collezionando Gallery, Milano – solo show

2011

Artisti Italiani in Cina, Italy Point, Pechino – solo show
I Maledetti Toscani a Vittoria, Antica Centrale Elettrica, Vittoria (Rg) – group
Lenta Mente, Merlino Bottega d’Arte, Firenze – group

2000 – 2010

I pittori del Neoesistenzialismo, Torre Matilde, Viareggio (Lu) – group
I sette vizi capitali, Galleria Spagnoli / Valtur, Ostuni (Br) – solo show
Pittori in trincea, Archivio di Stato, Firenze – group
Verso un nuovo Esistenzialismo, Palagio di Parte Guelfa, Firenze – group
Ricordando Caruso, Villa di Bellosguardo, Firenze – group
Evangeliarium, Museo Diocesano, Firenze – solo show
Millennium Era, Centro Cultura Internazionale, Tokyo – group
Andrea Mancini Pinxit, La Soffitta, Sesto Fiorentino (Fi) – solo show

My Bibliography

Andrea Mancini. Opere – Trotta Giampaolo; Camera Chiara; Spagnesi Alvaro, Siena 2007, Protagon;
“I bagnanti di Andrea Mancini”, di Beth Vermeer, Firenze 2014;
“La pittura antinarrativa”, di Francesco Recami, Firenze 2013;
“Blurred Impressions”, by Michael Corbin, June 2013;
“Pittori in trincea” G.Faccenda , Masso Delle Fate Editore, Firenze 2006, ISBN 9788860390523;
“Terra d’Arno”, Simone Magherini, SEF-Fondazione Alinari, Firenze 2003, ISBN: 9788887048537;
Rome, Playing with art, Rosi Sandra; Mancini Andrea, 2010, Mandragora Editore
“Accumuli differenziati” by Caterina Ratzenbeck, Focus, Juliet Art Magazine n.159 Trieste 2012
“Nel fluire del tempo”, Articolo di Lorenzo Bonini, Milano 2013
“Intervista”, Juliet Art Magazine n. 170, Trieste, 2014
“Il Mondo Di Mezzo”, interview by Roberto Vidali, Juliet Art Magazine n. 172, Trieste 2014
Massimo Alba Cachmere, 2013 – 2015 https://www.andreamancini.it/portfolio/illustrazione-di-moda

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