JJ Manford (b. 1983, Boston, MA) received a BFA from Cornell University in 2006, a Post-Baccalaureate degree from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Hunter College in 2013. Most recently, his work has been exhibited in solo and two-person presentations at The Pit, Palm Springs, CA; Harper's, East Hampton; Derek Eller Gallery, New York; Arts + Leisure Gallery, New York; John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY; and Freight + Volume Gallery, New York. Both Manford’s artwork and curatorial projects have been reviewed in Hyperallergic, Two Coats of Paint, and White Hot Magazine, among other publications. Manford currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where he is a co-founder of the artist collective Underdonk as well as an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute.