It’s A Mann’s World gathers together artwork by seven members of the Mann family with a common objective.
Our family shares a visual culture and language, an engaged and ongoing conversation around image aesthetic and art is woven within our individual practices. As we create in our respective fields, intersections and parallels emerge. We enjoy this vernacular conversation, the intimate relationship with another’s work, when that other is your sibling or child or parent.
While family is intimate, the idea of family extends beyond the immediate. It is generous and expansive. With this in mind we present artwork to our larger community with a specific goal - to contribute resources for immigrant and refugee children, and the families from which they’ve been forcibly separated.
All proceeds from the sale of the works exhibited will be donated to RAICES and KIND.
Please visit their websites to learn more about the important work they do:
Michael Mann (b 1943 Chicago, IL) is a Director, Screenwriter, and Producer of film and television. He earned his BA in English from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his MA from London Film School.
Summer Mann (b 1949 Ames, Iowa) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cummington Community of the Arts and UCLA. Her exhibitions include the Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica CA; Rose Gallery, Santa Monica CA; Soccer Club Club, Chicago and Loudhailer, Los Angeles.
Ami Canaan Mann (b 1969 London, UK) is a film and television writer/director. Ami attended USC School of Cinema/Television’s Production Program. Ami received a Television Academy Honors Award for ‘Television with a Conscience’ for her ‘Friday Night Lights’ episode, ‘I Can’t’ . Her feature films ‘Texas Killing Fields’ and ‘Jackie & Ryan’ were nominated for the Golden Lion at the 68th Venice International Film Festival and Orizzonti at the 71st Venice International Film Festival respectively. You can find more of her work athttps://www.amicanaanmann.com.
Aran Reo Mann (b 1976 Los Angeles, CA) earned her BFA from RISD and MFA from Goldsmith’s College, London. Her artwork has been exhibited in London, Los Angeles, Chicago and Helsinki. She works as a Production Designer and Director of short films and music videos.
Jessie Rosa Mann (b 1977 Los Angeles, CA) earned her BA from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Her artwork has been exhibited at Showboat, Los Angeles; Cash Machine, Los Angeles, and Basilica Hudson, NY. Costume Design includes the Melissa Auf Der Maur/Tony Stone film “Out Of Our Minds”, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Her photographs have been printed in Fotofolio and URB. Father/Sons Press published her 2015 zine “Goldbricking”.
Becca Mann (b 1980 Los Angeles, CA) earned her BFA and BAVCS from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions include Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Soccer Club Club, Chicago IL; Loudhailer, Los Angeles CA; Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles CA. Her work has also been shown at 356 Mission, Los Angeles; Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY and Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Zoe Mann (b 2006 Los Angeles, CA) has just graduated Ivanhoe Elementary School, class of 2018. Zoe is an avid cartoonist, cellist and rock climber. She will be attending King Middle School/Gifted Arts & Tech Magnet Program next year. She respects the rights of all animals to do yoga.
The Mann family live and work in Los Angeles, CA.