Christopher Manzione (cmanzion)

Christopher Manzione

Associate Professor

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Sculpture, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, 3D Modeling

General Information

­Christopher Manzione is an American artist who ran the Virtual Public Art Project (10’), an organization that used augmented reality to produce original artist works in public space. His most recent project Activatar app will host a range of new media artists projects through monthly shows via the app and is scheduled to launch December 2017. Manzione’s work also includes sculpture, installation, virtual reality, 3D printing and performance; most recently he presented the virtual reality artwork World and Place Evaporating as part of the Moving Image Art Fair (17) along with curating and showing in Space Between the Skies at Apex Art (16). In addition he has received a 2014 Fellowship through Franconia Sculpture, he was a 2013 Fellow for New Jersey State Council on the Arts, artist-in-residence at William Paterson University’s Center for Computer Art and Animation (11), Socrates Sculpture Park (Emerging Artist Fellowship, 2010). He has shown nationally and internationally at venues such as the Boston ICA, Abington Arts Center, Kim? Art Center in Riga, Alt Art Space in Istanbul, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, the Surry Hills Festival in Melbourne, and Gurzenich Koln Museum in Cologne. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Visual Arts and Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.


Wanted: Live from West Asia
The Wrong Biennial, Online Platform (curated)

World and Place Evaporating
Toronto New Wave Festival, Toronto, Canada (juried)

Various digital image and video
United Nations: Resilience Frontiers, Seoul, Korea (Invited)


Gazelli Art House online, London, United Kingdom (curated)

Synthetic Cells Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey


Virtualites and Realities, kim?, Riga, Latvia

Personals, Skowhegan, New York, New York

NIME Conference, Spillestedet Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark

Stronger Together, Knockdown Center, Queens, New York

Light and Matter: The Photographic Object, Michener Art Museum,Doylestown, PA

Dark Matter, Smartphone Application (commissioned), Michener Art Museum

Moving Image Immersive Media Fair, Waterfront NY Tunnel, New York, New York

The, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, New York

Light and Matter: The Photographic Object, Michener Art Museum, PA


Weird Reality VR Salon, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

To Notice and Remember, IDEAS Exhibitions, Winona, Minnesota

New Realities, Alt Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey

Ganggang, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Vespers, Propeller Festival, Hoboken, New Jersey

Space Between the Skies, Apex Art Gallery, New York, New York

Augmented, Satellite Show Art Basel, Miami, Florida


Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Public Art Program, Kingston, New York

Beyond The Buzz, Minnesota College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Solo Exhibition, Angle of Incident, Reynolds Gallery, College Station, Texas


Dazzle, Public Art @ Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, Minnesota

Broadway Augmented, Public Art Program, Sacramento, California

Unseen Sculpture, Port Macquarie, Australia

Steam, Arts Westchester, Westchester, New York


Solo Exhibition, All Surfaces Become One, Center for Contemporary Art,

Sacramento, California,Invited Artist, Curated by Rachel Clarke

DeCentered, Online Exhibition, Abrons Arts Center, New York

Entropic Growth 100, Ablington Arts Center Sculpture Park,

Abington, Pennsylvania, On-show since 2011


LA.rePlay, CAA, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angles, California

Green Go’s in Le Barrio, Taller Boricua,New York, New York

Invited artist, Curated by Alejandro Guzman


Invited, Bank Building, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Determined Space, Belmont Lab, Skowhegan, Maine

Albion AR Art Walk, Albion, Michigan


Really Fake, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

DownPour, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Green Arts Festival Appearances, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Torn Exteriors, Ventana 22 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York Curated by Hana Iverson

Un-Seen Sculpture, Surry Hills Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Invited artist, Curated by Warren Armstrong

In Rare Form, Anne Street Gallery, Newburg, New York,

Invited artist, Curated by Virgina Walsh

Solo Exhibition, Excavatum, Delaware Center of Contemporary Arts,

Juried show, Wilmington, Delaware

Manifest.AR@ICA, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston,Massachusetts

VPAP@PIFA, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The Virtual Public Art Project, Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We ARe in MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York,

Curated by Mark Sckwarek

EAF 2010, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York

Symmetry and Growth, The Virtual Public Art Project, Various Locations

Institutional Service

  • Visual Art and Technology Program Committee Chair
  • College of Arts and Letters Curriculum Committee Member
  • Promotions and Tenure College of Arts and Letters Member
  • Director of Visual Art and Technology Chair
  • Tenure Track Faculty Search Committee Chair
  • College of Arts and Letters Nominating Committee Member
  • CAL Directors Meeting Member
  • NTT Faculty Search Committee Chair
  • Academic Operations and Affairs Committee - Chair Member
  • Promotions Subcommittee Member
  • Academic Operations and Affairs Committee Member
  • Academic Calendar Committee Member

Professional Service

  • New Media Caucus Board Member
  • College Arts Association Member
  • Manifest.AR Founding Member

Honors and Awards

2016  Apex Art Exhibition Grant, Apex Art, New York, New York 

2014 Franconia Sculpture Park Fellowship, Shafer, Minnesota

2013 NJ Council on the Arts Fellowship Digital Arts, State of New Jersey

2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, New York

2009 Vermont Studio Full Fellowship, Johnston, Vermont

2008 Andrew Ginzel Award, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, New York

Professional Societies

  • NMC – New Media Caucus Member
  • MGAP – Media Garage Art Project Fellow
  • V1B3 – Video in the Built Enviroment Member
  • NMC – New Media Caucus Member

Selected Publications

work cited

  1. Manzione, C. (2017). World and Place Evaporating. Virtualities and Realities: New Experiences, Art and Ecologies in Immersive Environments (2 ed., vol. 17, pp. 453). Riga: RIXC, LiepU MPLab .