Geoffrey Mann is a Scottish artist and lecturer based in Edinburgh. Mann graduated Royal College of Art Ceramics & Glass department in 2005 and is the current Programme Director of Glass at Edinburgh College of Art.
Mann’s creative language explores the ‘charged’ space in between the object and the viewer. His fascination with transposing the ephemeral nature of time and motion has created a studio practice that challenges the existing divides between art, craft and design.
In 2008, Geoffrey was awarded the World Craft Council Prize for Glass and in 2009 won the Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize. He has exhibited in national and international venues including MoMA New York; International Bombay Sapphire Awards, London and Milan, Jerwood Contemporary Makers exhibition, MAD New York and the European Glass Context in Denmark.
2015 Design in Motion, V&A Dundee/Travelling Gallery, Touring Exhibition, UK Brazilian Design Biennial, Florianópolis, Brazil, 2014 British Design: From William Morris to the Digital Revolution, Moscow Design Museum, The Puskin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, RUSSIA Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco Rep. Industry Gallery, USA Aqua Art Miami Rep. Industry Gallery, Miami, USA Garden Party, Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh, UK COLLECT with Joanna Bird, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 2013 Out Of hand: Materializing the Postdigital, MAD, New York, USA Language of Process, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK Agents of the 3D Revolution, FADA Gallery, Johannesburg, SA Applied Design, MoMA, New York, USA Conversations électriques, La Panacée, Montpellier, FR COLLECT with Joanna Bird, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK Mark-ing, Gallery Libby Sellers, London, UK Momentum, UH Galleries, Hatfield, UK New Morphologies, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY Form A Great Height, 4 Windmill Street Gallery, London, UK 2012 I Am Seeing Things, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh Utensil, The National Craft Galleries, Castle Yard, Kilkenny, IRE Creativity is Great (Britain), British Business Embassy, London, UK COLLECT with Joanna Bird, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK Curious Minds – New Approaches in Design, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL 2011 Power of Making, V&A Museum, London, UK Mark-ing, E&Y co, Toyko, JP Talk To Me, MoMA, London, UK Future Craft: Research Exposition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia CA COLLECT with CraftScotland, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK SoFA New York with Joanna Bird Pottery, Park Avenue Armoury , London, USA Momentum, The Makers Guild in Wales touring Exhibition, Cardiff, UK 2010 This Just In, MAD, NY, USA Lab-Craft, Craft Council England Touring Exhibition, London, UK Digital Solid, Valenciennes Design Art School, Valenciennes, FR Prediction, Biennale International Design, Saint-Etienne, France Action Design over Time, MoMA New York, USA Future Craft: Research Exposition, DCA, Dundee, UK On the Move, Visualising Action, Estorick Collection, London, UK 2009 Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize,Jerwood Space, London, UK Collect with CraftScotland, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York HQ, London, UK Object Factory II, The Art of Industrial Ceramics, MAD, New York, UK Tatorte, Passagen, Cologne, Germany Talente, München, Germany 2008 European Glass Context, Grønbechs Gård, Bornholm, Denmark Digitaler Formenschatz, Galerie Handwerk, München, Germany Art + Space, Herman Miller National Design Centre, Washington, USA Design and the Elastic Mind, MOMA New York, USA Scope, Lincoln Center, New York, USA International Bombay Sapphire Awards, Milan, Italy DNA, Form Olympia, London, UK Tatorte, Passagen, Cologne, Germany Design and the Elastic Mind, MOMA New York, USA Scope, Lincoln Center, New York, USA International Bombay Sapphire Awards, Milan, Italy DNA,Form Olympia, London, UK Tatorte, Passagen, Cologne, Germany 2007 Bank of America, Group Show London, UK Future Voices: celebrating diversity, Dundee, UK Luster, Lee Jensen Brake Shop, Washington, USA Peel Gallery, Group Show, Houston Texas, USA Digitalability, DesignMai, Berlin, Germany 2006 Perimeters, Borders and Boundaries, CityLab, Lancaster, UK British Glass Biennale, John Ruskin Centre, Stourbridge, UK BlindArt, New York Public Library, USA 2005 Bombay Sapphire Blue Room, London, UK New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, UK 100% East, Trumen Brewery, London, UK Like Nowhere Else, Royal College of Art, London, UK 2004 Sense and Sensuality, Royal College of Art, London