It almost seemed like a misspelling when we realized we hadn't posted about these brilliant oil stick and oil works by JJ Manford on the site over the last few years, so let's make it an A Portfolio post! Manford is repped by Derek Eller and Harper's, two great galleries, so he is in good company. 

JJ Manford (b. 1983, Boston, MA) received a BFA from Cornell University in 2006, a post-Baccalaureate certificate from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, and an MFA from Hunter College in 2013. Most recently, his work has been featured in solo presentations at Harper’s, Los Angeles and East Hampton (2022 and 2021); Derek Eller Gallery, New York (2021 and 2019); and John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY (2016 and 2012). A catalog, Greenport Magic, accompanied an exhibition of the same title at Arts + Leisure Gallery, New York, in 2017. Manford has participated in group exhibitions at The Hole, New York (2022); Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2022); The Pit, Glendale and Palm Springs, CA (2022 and 2021); Harper’s, Los Angeles (2021); 1969 Gallery, New York (2020); and Alexander Berggruen, New York (2020), among other venues. Reviews of his work have appeared in numerous publications including New Yorker, Artnet News, and KCRW. Manford lives and works in Brooklyn where he is a co-founder of the artist collective Underdonk.