Manuel Cosentino is an Italian artist who spent time in London working in the film industry as a visual effects artist. After contributing to several movies, including Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix and Narnia Prince Caspian, Cosentino returned to Italy to focus solely on photography.
Cosentino’s series, Behind a Little House, is featured in the Atelier Gallery at the Griffin Museum June 12 through June 29, 2014. An opening reception is June 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
“Photographed over a two-year period, Behind a Little House is an intimate participatory art project focusing on the notion of our place in the world beneath one sky,” says Cosentino. “Place, both actual and imagined, plays a key role within identity,” he says. “I leave the narrative open so that the viewer can bring his or her own story to bear on the photographs.”
Manuel Cosentino was awarded a solo exhibition from the Griffin Museum last year from submissions to the 19th Juried Exhibition. All of his photographs are exhibited courtesy of Klompching Gallery, NYC.
Cosentino graduated from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Galerie Huit during “Les Rencontres d’Arles” (France), the Museo Diocesano Francesco Gonzaga (Italy), the Museo Civico G. Fattori (Italy), the Royal Photographic Society (London), Klompching Gallery (New York) and has been featured on the Huffington Post, Wired, L’Espresso, Blink Magazine, Lenscratch, the Colossal and Gooood (China). In recognition for his work, he has received several international awards. Recently he was the recipient of the Premio Combat for contemporary photography (Italy). His work resides in several private collections, and the permanent collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.