In 1969 Leandro Manzo was born in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina. At 13 he had his first group exhibition by the hand of his father also a painter, at the Museo de Artes Visuales de Quilmes, in Buenos Aires. From 1991 to 1993 Leandro worked in drawing and painting with renowned artist Martínez Howard who had studied with Lino Spilimbergo and the great Hungarian artist LajoSzalay. He has worked alongside some of the most important Argentine artists of his time, including the late Leopoldo Presas, who included some
of Leandro's works in his private collection.
With only 25 years, two of the most important collectors of Argentina, acquire his works. Manzo has had more than twenty five solo exhibitions and close to fifty group exhibitions in art galleries, cultural centers and museums across the globe, including Argentina, Japan, and the United States.
Since 2004 he has lived in various cities within the United States. In 2006 he received permanent residence for Exceptional Aptitude in the Field of the Arts.
In 1996 has a solo exhibition at the prestigious Centro Cultural Recoleta, this exhibition has been seen by more than 80,000 people, with great success and an excellent recognition from specialized critics.
In 1997 is convened to exhibit as one of the 100 most prominent artists of Argentina in the inauguration of the Cronopios Hall in the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 2006 the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA. acquires two works for his permanent collection.
In 2009 is convened by Modern Multiples Inc. in Los Angeles, CA to make a series of screen prints and works together with the prestigious Master artprinter Richard Duardo. He had worked with many of my art heroes including Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Mark Mothersbaugh, John Van Hamersveld, Mick Haggerty, David Hockney, and Chaz Bojórquez.
His decorations and wall paintings are in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, New York City, Los Angeles and Charlotte, NC.
His works can be found in important public and private collections in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Cuenca, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Madrid, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Mexico City, Osaka, Tokyo, Singapore and Toronto. In the United States his work is included in collections in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and Charlotte, NC. The permanent Museo Nacional del Grabado collection in Buenos Aires, and the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA.
Best Local Artist. BOB Awards, Charlotte Magazine, 2015
Best Art Exhibit in the last 12 months. Eternal Leandro Manzo solo exhibition.
LaCa Projects September – October 2014. BOB Awards, Charlotte Magazine, 2015
The top vote-getter for the 2015 Arts & Science Council’s ArtPop Billboard program. Arts & Science Council (ASC)+ Adams Outdoor.