BUILDING THIS SECTION NOW                                                                                                                            ASSORTED ARTIFACTS –  Bio, resume, assorted hype, text and photos.

MANDAD      [ b. 1950  Birkenhead, Cheshire, England ]  ___________________________________________________________________________________                                                    Mandad’s  work explores profundity, banality and humor, usually at the same time. Although primarily disseminating his work privately over the last 30 years, he has also exhibited in museums and galleries and is in private collections in New York, Vancouver, Miami, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Prague, etc.


Recently, Mandad has been focusing on Photo Based Esoterica.

He has also been researching film and television in New York City. [ from the inside ]  Shows worked on as Art Department crew, background, or feature actor, include:

– The Comedian      – The Americans        – Madam Secretary        – The Amazing Spiderman 2          

– Law and Order SVU       – The Following        – Elementary          – Louie         – Person of Interest      

– POWER      – Daredevil            – Eye Candy      – GOTHAM        – Crime         – Blue Bloods       – Smash      

– Nurse Jackie      – Jessica Jones      – Billions        – Limitless      – Power     – Blindspot       

– The Leftovers        – Scandal          – Flesh and Bone          – Irreversible        – Unforgettable        

– Dangerous Liaisons          – ABC Pilot with Katie Holmes        – The Money        – Made In Jersey        

– Next Caller  


Commercial/PSA’s:                                                                                                                                                                Google                     Lukemia and Lymphoma Society                                                                                                         Chobani Yogurt      Beats Headphones

And for those that like such things:         

A Selective Exhibition List:

2013 16 – Mandad’s Pop Up Gallery, and performances: various places around New York.

2013 – Waves of Change, (benefit:  Sea Shepherd Conservation Society )  Hasted Kraeutler Gallery,  New York

2013 – The Palms, Wonder Valley, Ca. (permanent collection)

2009 – to the present:  Melissa Morgan Fine Art,  numerous exhibits and objects.

2011 –  Loretta Howard Gallery, January White Sale, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, NY

2010 – Melissa Morgan Fine Art,  Smash Fashion installation Palm Desert, Ca.

2009 –  Melissa Morgan Fine Art,  Selected Works, Palm Desert, Ca.

2008 – Black, White and Red All Over, A Roadside Attraction, 29 Palms, Ca.

2007 – High Desert Art Tour, Public Studio Exhibit

2007 – Palm Spings Art Museum, Artists Council National Juried Exhibition,

2007 – Warhology, Palm Springs, M Modern, July

2007 – Inaugural Show, M Modern, Las Vegas

2006 – Retinal Circus, M Modern, Palm Springs

2005 – Butler Fine Art, East Hampton, New York

2004 – Smash+Poly, (glass and rubber installation) Flik International, New York

2004 – L’Olivier Downtown, New York-The MANDAD Show

2003 – Sitting Stones (sculpture/functional) for Aqua Caliente Cahuilla Native Building, Palm Springs, CA

2002 – Shattered Glass Wall, The Reserve, Palm Desert, Ca.

2002 – DimsonHomma, New York – Selected Work and Prototypes

2001 – Pavel Zoubak Gallery, New York – All That Glitters

1999 – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, Ca.

1998 – The Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, B. C .- “Hello Again”

1998 – Patrick Montgomery Fine Arts, Vancouver, B. C. – “Twisted”

1996 – Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

1995 – Erotic Art Show, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, B.C.

1995 – Library Square Artistamp Project, Vancouver,

1994 – Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Visual Edge

1993 – Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, B.C. – Annual Group Show

1993 – Galerie Myadych, Brno, Moravia – “Altered Mona”

1992 – Sunshine Coast Arts Center, Balma / Mandad

1992 – Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B. C. – Pop Art Plus (group show featuring Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenberg, and Mandad )

1991 – Stedoceska Galerie, Prague, Czechoslovakia – Crusader School of Pure Humor Without a Joke

1991 – Vancouver Art Gallery – “Play Things”

1991 – Arts Umbrella Invitational – Vancouver, B.C.

1990 – Heritage Hall, Spirit In the Land

1990 – Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, B.C.

1990 – Art and Fashion Cares, Toronto, Canada – Smash Fashion

1990 – WCM of Art, Bellinghan, WA – 10th Annual Juried Show

1990 – Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B. C. – Biennial Invitational

1989 – Wam Bam Gallery, Miami, FL – Family Fun

1989 – Good Works, Sante Fe,  Installation, NM

1988 – Heffel Gallery,  – Child Within, Vancouver, B.C.

1988  – Pitt International Galleries, Me 2, Self Portrait Show, Vancouver, B.C

1987 – Walker Arts Center, Sculpture As Toy,  Minneapolis, MN.

1987 – Artropolis, Vancouver, B.C.

1987 – Hunter Gallery, Gibsons, B.C.

1987  – Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, B.C. – The Madonna Show

1987  – NEWSOUNDS GALLERY,  Phone Art, Vancouver, Jan

1986 – Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, B.C.

1986 – 2nd annual Audio Art Show KRAK Studio, Vancouver, B.C.

1986 – Pitt International Galleries, Broken Moose, Vancouver, B.C.

1986 – Neoartism, SAVAGE, Vancouver, BC

1984 – Beyond The Malahat, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC

1985 – Grunt Gallery, Audio Art Exhibit, Nov., Vancouver B.C.

1985 – Arts Science and Technology Centre, Vancouver, Oct.

1985 – The Chair Show, Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, B.C.

1984 – 14 Island Artists, Pitt International Galleries, VancouverB.C.

1984 – Central Island Arts Alliance,  Self Portrait Show, Courtenay, B.C. May

1984 – Central Island Arts Alliance, Mandad’s Greatest Hits, A Major Retrospective, Courtenay, B.C.


New York Times

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Province

Maclean’s Magazine

Prague Post

The Georgia Straight

Western Living Magazine

The SunRunner Magazine

Morningside with Peter Gzowski – CBC Radio

The Vicky Gabereau Show – CBC TV     

Bozo the Clown – TV series DogDayseEquinoxadeEquinox3

Wilson Creek, B.C. studio, 1998


Palm Springs Studio 2004


Brooklyn Studio (move in day) 2003 Brooklyn2004

M Modern Gallery   Palm Springs 2008Mmodern2




  1. Comment by Bobby Furst

    Bobby Furst November 12, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Mandad; Glad to see you are still at it ! Also, nice to have a little background. Later…

    • Comment by mandad

      mandad March 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      You in me mind. Keeping on,…

  2. Comment by Steve Lowther

    Steve Lowther February 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Woke up this morning and suddenly flashed on a foggy long-forgotten introduction to you from Gerald X Jupitter-Larsen. More than thirty years ago. Also present were Colin Upton, Ken Gerberick, Fraser Hall, Dermot Foley, Lenore Coutts. Found this page. Now I recollect having been present at some of the gallery openings at the Pitt/Grunt in the 1980s.

    Thanks for the memories.


    • Comment by mandad

      mandad March 2, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Ditto Steve, What a long strange trip it’s been. Let me know if you get to Brooklyn.
      Onward …!

  3. Comment by Roger Lagassé

    Roger Lagassé December 14, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Bonjour Mandad. Thought you might like to know your scarecrow is still up on the post and working its magic going on 25 years! Want a photo?

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