NISO MAMAN

NISO MAMAN

My creativity was never limited to one media or subject. I love to work simultaneously on figurative, monumental, abstract and miniature sculptures.” Niso. NBC New York Today

Niso, born in 1957, opened his first art studio under the direction of the Haifa University Art Department while still in high school. In 1982, Niso opened his studio in West Palm Beach, Florida, while continuing to direct and receive national attention for operating one of the few bronze art foundries in the Eastern United States. In 1991, he began concentrating his efforts on new works of marble, onyx, bronze, and steel. It was also during this period that Niso gained a reputation as a teacher of stone-carving, inspiring his students with his creativity and sharp eye for form and lines. Niso is widely sought after as a sculptor of monumental work and his public commissions include The Fallen Soldier (Palm Beach County commission for Chiles Veterans Park); The Embrace (Hilton Hotel, Staten Island); Children on a Swing (Great Neck, New York); and Geometric Series and Spirals (Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia). His commissions for private art collectors run the gamut from life-sized to miniature female torsos created out of scrap metal to the abstract Geometric Series to his well known figurative works, The Embrace, Celebration of Life, Children on a Swing, The Rose, Joy of Life and the Family Series. “I especially like to create monumental pieces for public placement because the public can then interact with the sculptures and it is my hope the sculptures will inspire the young and the old, the traditionalist as well as the abstract art lover.” Niso’s most eclectic sculptures – his signature torsos made from nails, coins, and other media encompassing steel and metal – have made Niso internationally renowned as one of the leaders of the new modern classic movement. These sculptures embody the elegance and beauty of the classical period with the excitement and spirit of modern art. Due to Niso’s exploration of the challenges of self-expression in many contrasting media, today his sculptures stand out and demand notice for their simplicity, elegance, and consummate professionalism. Whether on display in galleries, in public places, or as cherished works of art in private collections throughout the world, Niso’s sculptures speak of understated motion and grace. The three dimensional harmony of Niso’s sculptures have resulted in works of astounding emotion which remain unique in the art world.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

1974 Rothchilde School of Art, Haifa, Israel / Multi-Media Art Studies

1978 Vitso Art Institute, Haifa, Israel / Photography

1980 Pietra Santa, Italy / Stone Carving

1981 Bank Street Artist Residence and Studios, New York / Assistant in Studios

1982 Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida / Multi-Media Art Studies

1983 West Palm Beach Art Center / Drawing and Ceramic Studies

1982 – 1990 Operating Bronze Art Foundry and Sculpture Studio and Gallery / West Palm Beach, Florida

1990 – 1994 Instructor, Stone Sculpting / Boynton Beach, Florida

1994- Present Operating Sculpture Studio/Gallery PRESENT – Palm Beach, Florida

 

SELECTED ONE MAN SHOWS

1996 Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Florida

1996 Masterpiece Galleries, Boca Raton

1996 Apropos, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

1995 Cornell Museum of Art, Delray, FL

1993 Cornell Museum of Art, Delray, FL

1988 Gary Katz Gallery, Jupiter, Florida

1988 Art Cetra, Delray Beach, Florida

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2018 Blue Gallery, Delray Beach

2018 (2006) Oneisimo Gallery, Palm Beach

2018 (2016) Whistler Gallery, Vancouver

2018 (2006-) MX Gallerie, Montreal

2018 (2009-) MX Gallerie, Toronto

2018 (1997-) Adamar Gallery, Miami, FL

2018 (1998-) Deljou Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA

2018 (2010) CHIC Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2018 (2008-) Expressions Gallery, Tel Aviv

2017 (1996-) Las Olas Fine Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2017 SCULPT (AT Art Basel)

2017 (2011) ART HAMPTON

2017 (2007) ART PALM SPRINGS

2016 ART LOS ANGELES

2017 (2016) ART DALLAS-FORT WORTH

2017 (2016) ART HOUSTON

2017 (2007) ART D.C.

2012 Ft Lauderdale Intl Boat Show

2011-2013 Palm Beach Art, Antique & Jewelry

2010 (2008-) RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY

2011 (2009-) Gallery Déjà Vu, South Beach, FL

2011 (2007-) Rhymer Gallery, Tennessee

2011 (2003-) Bryant Galleries, New Orleans

2011 (2009-) Bryant Galleries, Mobile, Alabama

2013 (1997-) SOFA, Chicago

2011 ART HAMPTON

2010 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW

2013-2006 SOFA, New York

2010 (2006-) PALM BEACH 3

2008 (1997-) Pop N Art, Miami

2008 Art, New Mexico

2008, 20007 Palm Springs

2007 ART Toronto

2007 ART D.C.

2006 (1996-) ART MIAMI. Miami , Florida

2009 (2000-) Gallerie Vivendi, Paris, France

2006 (2000-) Landmark Gallery, Australia

2006 (2000-) Arta Gallery, Jerusalem

2006-(2000-) O’Day Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2005 ART CHICAGO

2003 (1999-) Bal Harbour Gallery, Bal Harbor, FL

2003 (1998-) NEW YORK ART EXPO, New York

2003 (2000-) 2lst Century Gallery, Denver, CO

2003 (1999-) Ara Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IO

2003 (2000-) Sculptural Fantasies, N.H.

2003 (2000 -) ART EXPO, Palm Springs

2003 PALM BEACH ART FORM

2000 ART EXPO, San Franciso, CA

2000 (1997-) Peleg Galleries, Detroit, Michigan

2000 LAS VEGAS ART EXPOSITION

2000 ART EXPO FLORIDA, Miami

2000 (1997-) Prestige Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000 (1997-) Masterpiece Galleries, Boca Raton,

2000 (1996-) Gallery Art, Aventura, FL

1999; 1998 ART IN PUBLIC PLACES, Ft.Lauderdale

1998; 1997 PALM BEACH INT’L ART EXPO

1998;1997 ARMORY ART CENTER, Palm Beach

1998 (1994-) Sher Gallery, Aventura, Florida

1998 (1996-) ArtCo, South Beach, Florida

1997 SOFA, Miami Beach, Florida

1997 Apropos Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1997 Ken Elias Gallery, West Palm Beach,

1987 Art Cetra, Delray Beach, Florida

1995-1997 ART AMERICAS, Miami, Florida

1996 Habitat Gallery, West Palm Beach,

1996 Apropos, Telluride, Colorado

1996 Underground Gallery, Palm Beach

1995 Royal Palm Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1995 Goldman Gallery, Haifa, Israel

1994-1995 Neustader Gallery, Delray Beach

1994 Royal Palm Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1993-1994 Goldman Gallery, Haifa, Israel

1994 (1995-) SeaArt, Tavenier Key, Florida

1991-(1989-) Gary Katz Gallery, Jupiter, Florida

1984 Manalapan Gallery, Manalapan, Fl

 

SELECTED HONORS/COMMISSIONS

Niso’s outdoor work has been placed in private residences, sculptural gardens, and yachts in North and South America, the Middle East, Europe and Australia.

His art has been purchased by politicians and heads of state in US, Middle East and Europe; several sports players in California and East Coast; movie and television celebrities. They wish their names to remain anonymous.

His work has been placed in Hollywood movies and advertisements for major corporations such as Mitsubishi.

The following is a partial listing of public commissions:

2013 RitzCarlton, Montreal

2009 XL Screw Corporation Headquarters / Corporate Museum, Chicago / Commission to construct torso out of Corporate products for the museum

2008 Macy’s, South Miami / “Tropical Fish 12’ Wall Sculpture”

2007 Indigo Design & Fashion / Three classical torsos – permanent display in design showroom

2003 Veterans Memorial Park / Delray Beach, Florida / “The Fallen Soldier”

2001 Hilton Hotel Lobby / Staten Island – “The Embrace

2000 House of Blues Rooftop / New Orleans – “Celebration of Life”

2000 Sculptural Fantasies Park, New Hampshire – “Children on a Swing”

1999 “Fox Cable TV, New York,” One of Five Artists Selected from / New York Art Expo to be interviewed / for TV Program

1999 Sheraton Hotel Lobby, Atlanta, GA / 5 six foot sculptures from “Geometrics Series”; Monumental “Spirals” for Pool area

1998 “NBC’s New York Today,” One of Five Artists Selected from New York Art Expo to be Interviewed on “New York Today

1998 Commission, Children on a Swing / Great Neck, N.Y.

1997; 1998 Curator Palm Beach International Art Exposition

1996 “New Voices, Interview on Neo-Classical Art

 

Niso’s sculptures are featured in Florida Design, Architectural Digest, CASA and numerous others. He has been interviewed for the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, and FOX News.