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BIO

Stan Manoukian is a French graphic artist born in 1969 in Paris. 

He has hads a passion for drawing since his childhood and most of his inspiration comes from retro sci-fi, classic monster movies, as well as the novels of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Lovecraft, Mary Shelley and Jules Verne.

In 1988, after he graduated from the Estienne Art School, he started to work in France and the United States as a cartoonist, designer and storyboarder for the movie industry and in advertising.


In 2007, Manoukian issued himself an artistic challenge: draw one monster a day for one year. This larger scale initiative gave birth to the book called « Diary of Inhuman Species », published by Ankama the following year. 


Since 2008, the exploration of his phantasmagoric world pushes him towards bigger and more ambitious projects, testing diverse techniques in both drawing and sculpture.


He belongs to the worldwide generation of post lowbrow artists. With his increasingly detailed content, abounding with dreamlike creatures, his work harkens to the romantic paintings from the nineteenth century. His  menagerie is composed of creatures both extraterrestrial and from the deepest abysses on Earth, thereby transporting the viewer to a fantastic and surrealistic world, where nature is omnipresent. The whole of his work on the fantastic bestiary is gathered in a monography released in 2019, "Zoologia" by Cernunnos. 


Heir of Gustave Doré, Franklin Booth, and Bernie Wrightson, Stan Manoukian refines a unique visual scripture through hatching and dimming, which employs ink or graphite to mimic  an engraving.

Currently, his works are  internationally recognized and have been displayed in several exhibitions and books in the USA, Japan, Australia, France and Europe.

 
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SHOWS

Solo Shows / Expositions personnelles

2022

  • June - " Zoo Monsters " - On a marché sur la bulle - Amiens / France

  • May - " " Zoo Monsters " - Montargis / France

2021​​

  • August - " Zoo Monsters " - Aix en provence / France.

  • November - "Zoo Monsters" - BD Boum - Blois / France.

  • December - "New Works"Haven Gallery - NY / USA.​

2020​​

  • September - Nucleus Gallery - Los Angeles / USA.

2019

  • April - "Seasons" - Galerie Glénat - Paris / France.

  • October - "The Kingdom" - Haven Gallery - NY / USA.

2018

  • June - ArtMind Gallery - Aarhus / Denmark.

2017

  • March" Oddities " - Galerie Glénat - Paris / France.

  • August - "Woodland Escapade" - Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA.

2015

  • February - " Species " - Galerie Glénat - Paris / France.

  • June - " Creatures Oddyseys " - Stranger Factory - ALBQ / USA.

Group Shows / Expositions collectives

2021

  • March - " Brussels Art Square " - Mazel Galerie - Bruxelles / Belgique.

  • August - Outré Gallery - Melbourne / Australia.

  • December - " Phantasy Arcades III " - Nucleus Gallery - Los Angeles / USA.

2020

  • Janvier - Corey Helford Gallery - Los Angeles / USA.

  • August - Haven Gallery - New York / USA.

2019

  • May - " Elements " - Haven Gallery - New York / USA.

2018

  • March - " Vanitas " Haven Gallery - New York / USA.

  • April - " Of Fins & Feathers " - Spoke Art Gallery - NY / USA.

  • July - " Suggestivism " - Spoke Art Gallery - New York / USA.

  • October - " Bewitching " - Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA.

  • December - " Winter Salon " - Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA.

2017

  • September - " Alt Realities " - Mesa Art Center - Mesa / USA.

  • October to March 2018 - " A journey into the Universe of Art Toys " - Topic Museum - Tolosa / Spain.

  • December - " Fabuleux Bestiaire " - Espace Art et Liberté - Charenton le Pont / France.

2016

  • Avril - " Monsters & Misfits IV " - Hikari building / museum level - Tokyo / Japan.

  • May - " Four Season " - Haven Gallerv - New York / USA.

  • September - " Suggestivism Resonance " - Spoke Art Gallery - San-Francisco / USA.

  • Octobre - " Creepy Cute " - Peanut Gallery - Adelaide / Australia.

  • November - " Laika show " - Gallery Nucleus - Los Angeles / USA.

2015

  • March - Chateau de Belcastel - France.

  • May - " Stranger Factory 5th anniversary " - Albuquerque / USA.

  • August - " Lyrics show 3 " - Inner States Gallery - Detroit / USA.

  • October - " Bewitching V " - Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA.

  • December - " Pandora's Box " - AFA gallery - New York / USA.

  • December - " Winter Salon " - Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA.

2014

  • February - Rotofugi Gallery - Chicago / USA.

  • May - " Conjuring Mischief " -  Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA.

  • July - Stranger Factory  - Albuquerque / USA.

  • July - Cotton Candy Machine gallery - New York / USA.

  • October - " Bewitching IV " - Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA.

2013

  • May - " Zombie Show " - Last Rites gallery - New York / USA.

  • September - " Monsters & Misfits Il "- Takayama museum - Takayama - Japan.

  • October - " Bewitching Il " - Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA

  • December - "Winter Salon " - Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA.

2012

  • December - " Winter Salon " - Stranger Factory - Albuquerque / USA.