Gail Mancuso is a self-taught fine art photographer living in Chicago. She began her career on the opposite side of the camera, as a model. Surrounded by all forms of beauty in the fashion industry, her interest in art and photography thoughtfully emerged.
Focusing on architecture and design, as well as human forms in urban settings, Mancuso finds a natural focus within her environment to create multi-dimensional layered abstracts.
Her wide range of techniques culminates in a composition that is abstract, yet all at once recognizable. Her highly recognized “Chicago Synchronicity” photomosaic currently resides in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office in Chicago City Hall, and her 25-foot mural covers the wall at the recently opened Seven Lions Restaurant across from the Art Institute in Chicago, Additionally, her limited edition works are in private collections throughout the U.S., U.K. and Italy. Mancuso was awarded Bronze Winner for “Chicago Synchronicity” at the 2015 International Prix De La Photographic in Paris, a competition including entrants from 85 countries.
She is a master of the technical aspects of photography infused with a heightened sense of composition, light, shadow, and most of all, a sense of why a picture needs to be. Each image conveys a highly dimensional character, with an emphasis on textural surfaces and obscured impressions.
In her well-received new city series titled “Synchronicity”. Mancuso visits well-known cities and captures street scenes, locals, and iconic buildings, then blends the images together to create a montage that portrays the individuality of urban life. After completing works in Chicago, New York and San Francisco, Future projects include Miami, London, Paris and beyond.