Shows and Projects


- "Weirdo" Solo show at Pinky Swear, Chicago, IL, March

- "Black/White" group show, Chicago, IL, Jan.


- "Super Heroines" group show at Werkspace featuring female comix artists, Chicago, IL, Sept-Nov

- "Spooky Show" group show at Multi Culti, Chicago, IL, Oct.

- "Cuffless" a group show part of Chicago's Version Fest, Chicago, IL, June

- Exhibitor at CAKE; the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, May

- Group Show at Sol Cafe, Chicago, IL, April

- Group show at Templehead, Chicago, IL, March

- Group show at I Am Logan Square gallery with artist staff of Busy Beaver Button Co.

- Ongoing collaboration with Chicago Looks (T-shirt graphics, buttons, bags, etc.)

- Collaboration with Little Volcano Yoga, I designed the graphic art for a pair of leggings


- Solo show at Pilsen Vintage and Thrift, Chicago, IL, April

- Collaboration with Obey, Women's Spring/Summer 2013 collection


- Illustrated cover and inside of "The Waiting Tide," a book of poems by Ryan W. Bradley

- Group Show at Cork Lounge, Chicago, IL, Nov

- Solo Show at One Strange Bird, Chicago, IL July

- "Eyes and Teeth," group show Treasure Town, Chicago, IL, March

- Solo show at The Bourgeois Pig Cafe, Chicago, IL, March


- "Anatomy and Jazz," at Surplus of Options, Chicago, Il, Nov-Dec

- "Hexagons," at Treasure Town, Chicago, Il, October

- 1988 Gallery, Garbage Pail Kids group show, Los Angeles, CA, September

- "Surplus of Options Junk Gallery," Chicago, Il, June

- Solo show at Elastic Sound Space, Chicago, Il, June

- Work exhibited at Pilsen Vintage and Thrift 2nd Friday, Chicago, Il, June

- "Focus on the Arts," contributing artist at Highland Park High School's art event, Chicago, Il, April

- Treasure Town Art Show, Chicago, Il, March

- "Patterns+Portraits," at The Garden, Chicago, Il, March

- OhNo!Doom Gallery group show, Chicago, Il, February

- Duo show with Maren Celest at Robert Jeffrey Hair Studio, Chicago, Il, February

- "Patterns+Portraits," at The Garden, Chicago, Il, March


- 50/50 art and craft show in Pilsen, Chicago, Il, October

- R&R Gallery, "Mr. Bill Murray," Los Angeles, CA, September

- Thr3e Birds Gallery, "Nature vs. Machine," Chicago, Il, September

- Designed a "Souvenir Button" for Busy Beaver Button Company's 2010 collection, July

- Collaboration with Obey, Women's Spring/Summer 2011 collection

- Gorker Gallery, "The 40 Thieves 3," Victoria, Australia, July

- 21 Ludlow Gallery, "Works on Paper," New York, NY, June

- Curator of "Down To There - Art Boutique" in Chatham, Il, June1 2010-2013

- Black Maria Gallery, "Till Death Do Us Part," Los Angeles, CA, April

- Canteen Gallery, "99 Red Balloons" group show, Ottawa, Ontario, April

- Creative Lounge, "MOOD" group show, Chicago, Il, April

- 54B Gallery, "Deck"adept Duchess group show (works on sk8boards)," Chicago, Il, Feb.

- Art of the Soul, "A Woman’s View of Sexism & Oppression," NW Washington, DC, Feb.

- 1988 Gallery, "Under the Influence; Heman and the masters of the Universe," Los Angeles, CA, Jan


- Clever Crafter Hand Made Fair, Chicago, IL, Dec.

- Espai Cromàtic Gallery, "DONA," Tarragona, Spain, Dec.

- Merchandise displayed at Canteen, Ottawa, Ontario, Nov. 2009 - Now

- Black Maria Gallery, "When Smoking Was Cool," Los Angeles, CA, Oct.

- Trunk Show at Simply Art, Chicago, IL, Oct.

- The Chicago Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL, Sept.

- Featured Artist at Thr3e Birds Gallery, Chicago, IL, Aug. - Nov.

- Merchandise displayed at Lenny & Me, Chicago, IL

- Participated in Chicago’s Spring Show Art Fair, Chicago, IL, April


- Winner of Best in Show for Fashion Design at The Illinois Institute of Art’s Graduate Portfolio Show, Dec.

- FAME 2008 Fashion Show participant, Chicago, IL, April


- The Chicago Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL, Sept.

- Humbolt Duplicate Show, Chicago, IL, Sept.


- Trout Lily Cafe, Springfield, IL, Aug. - Sept., 2005

Notable Publications

- As of 2013 I have been self publishing small batches of comics and zines: Beatrice, Plush 1 and 2, Midnight Muse, Thrive, Cats Can't Eat Cheese, and more

- The Chicago Reader comics issue - 2014

- "The Waiting Tide," by Ryan Berkley; cover art and internal illustrations, 2012

- "Curvy 8," 2012

- "BlueCanvas Issue 7" January, 2011

- "The Beautiful, Illustrations for Fashion and Style," printed by Gestalten books, 2010; featured several of my illustrations with a short bio.

- "Curvy 7," 2010

- Fecal Face Mini-Interview, July 2009

- Mint Magazine, July 2009

- Reader Art, June 2009

© Brett Manning 2015