CV and Resume

Abby Manock
b. Palo Alto, CA, 1977
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
ig: @abbyabbyabbyabbyabbyabby


2007 Columbia University, MFA, Visual Art 
2003 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Post Bac Certificate
1999 Colby College, BA, Studio Art and Anthropology
1998 Pitzer College in Nepal, Study Abroad Program

Abby Manock is a Brooklyn based freelance artist and with over 25 years experience as a freelance object maker, production designer, muralist, scenic & decorative painter, professional crafter, prop/set stylist specializing in highly crafted & specific bespoke objects, custom props, unique costuming, set pieces, and highly detailed miniatures for tv, film, stage, event, photoshoot, and fine art installation. She has taught drawing at the collegiate level, and designed and lead workshops and participatory events for all ages and abilities.  


Art direction, conceptual brainstorming, mastery of materials, thematic design, character design, large scale mixed media, cardboard and paper mâché fabrication, paper and textile sculpture, hand built ceramics, large scale foam handcarved foam, handmade miniatures and topographic model making, resin coatings, casting & finishing, faux animal fabrication, upholstery, sewing, soft sculpture, soft goods styling, production design, interactivity, prop styling, set dressing, costume design, character design, faux finishing, distressing, hand built ceramics, hand made miniatures and model making, life drawing, mask and puppet making, luxury gift wrapping, piñata design and fabrication, mural design and painting, Photoshop, illustration, textile design, digital rendering, project planning and budgeting, team leading, experiential learning curriculum design, game design, humor, energy, patience, punctuality, and much, much more. 

TV, Film, Advertisement, Stage Projects

Gabby’s Doll House, Seasons 1-5, on Netflix, 2019-24, Miniatures
Tinder, Hero prop for advertisement, forthcoming, 2024
Dove (chocolate)costume for advertisement, 2023
Dove (soap) minuatrure set builder, 2023
Rupaul's Drag Race, Season 15 Promo, Art Dept. MTV, 2022
Bad Mother, Production Design, Wardrobe. short film written and directed by              Molly Longwell, 2024.
Ziwe, Season 2, on Showtime, 2022. Set piece fabricator  
Clash of the Cones, Season 1, The Food Network, 2021, Prop Builder
Sesame Street, Season 51, HBO, 2020, Prop Builder
Search Party, Season 4, HBO Max, 2020, Prop Builder
Sleep No More, Scarlet Night, Virgin Voyages, 2019, Prop/Costume
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Broadway, 2019, Set piece fabricator 
What Doesn’t Float, feature film directed by Luca Balser, forthcoming 
Subdivision, short film written and directed by Paul Myers, forthcoming 
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Season 3 - Episode 18 on TBS, Design and              fabrication of Sculptural Costume of “Trump riding a Unicorn, riding a Unicorn” for crashing of Sean Spicer’s Book Signing, Air date: August 8, 2018
Clara’s Ghost, 2018, Feature film, directed by Bridey Elliott 
The Chris Gethard Show, Season 3, Episode 1: “Too Many Piñatas”, TruTV,              Design and fabrication of 40 unique custom piñatas. Air date: August 3, 2017
Tallulah, 2016, Feature film, written and directed by Sian Heder. Scenic and Hero Prop Maker
Why Not, Vermont. TV Pilot, 2014. Written and directed by Kirsten             Kearse, Prop Maker. 

2D - Mural, Decorative, Scenic Painting, Illustration Clients

The ACLU - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Cabot Creamery
Christine Burdick Design - Collective Arts Brewing - -
Diggers Mirth Collective Farm - Geoffrey De Sousa Interior Design -
Elements Festival - Flying Squirrel Baby - Frameworks, Miami -
Higher Ground Music - Hub North - Kate Spade - The Legal Aid Society - 
Life Is Good - Macy’s - Magic Hat Brewing Company - Penny Cluse Cafe -
Phish - Psychology Today - Soor Ploom Clothier - Stratton Mountain Resort - Toys ‘R Us - Two Roads Brewing Co. - Yale Baroque Opera Project

3D - Custom Prop, Costume, Object, Installation, Set, Fabrication, Stylist Clients

Aspenti Health - Baron’s Magazine - Bed Bath & Beyond -
Ben & Jerry’s - CNN - Coachella Music and Arts Festival - 
Colby College - Columbia University - Daedalus Design and Production - Dove Baby - Dove Chocolate - Grand Point North - Guster - Harper's Bazaar Brazil - Heloise and the Savoir Faire - Janine Antoni - Judi Rosen New York - Jo Malone London - Kassatex New York - Kenneth Cole - Kohl’s - Lands’ End - M.Wells - Macy’s - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Nateva Festival - Nix & Gerber - Paul Ramirez Jonas - Phish - Popular Mechanics - Seventh Generation - Saturday Night Live - Soor Ploom Clothier - Sleep No More - Sneakers Bistro - Time Magazine - Tinder - Toys ‘R Us - Ben and Jerry’s TrueMajority - Thyra Heder - University of Vermont - University of Connecticut - Viacom - Ziwe

Teaching/Leadership Experience 

The Costume Consultancy, Founder & Consultant, 2014-present  
Columbia University, Adjunct Drawing Faculty, 2008-2014
Shelburne Craft School, Drawing Faculty, 2012
Burlington High School, Mask Making Workshop, 2013
Colby College, Outdoor Orientation Trip Leader and Committee                      Member, 1996-9
Appalachian Mountain Club, Professional and Volunteer Trail                 Maintenance Crew Leader, 1997-2001 
Burlington School District, Burlington, VT, Substitute Teacher, 2001-2 
Mural Projects
2023    Northwestern University, HCI+D, Evanston, IL
           Interlace RePaint. Dewey Park. Burlington, VT
           Redstone, Burlington, VT
2022    Colby College, Greene Block + Studios, Waterville ME
           Justin Charette Design, NYC
           Kate Spade, New York, NY
2021    Kate Spade, New York, NY 
           Geoffrey DeSousa Interior Design, Gallerie Magazine, Sag Harbor, NY
           Elements Festival, Northeast, PA
2020    Feeding Chittenden, Burlington, VT
           LN Consulting, Burlington, VT
2019    Higher Ground Music, Office. Burlington, VT
           Hub North, Gorhan, NH
           Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
           Penny Cluse Cafe, Burlington, VT
           Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT
2018    Psychology Today Magazine. Cover JAN/FEB 2018, New York, NY
           Cabot Cremery, Dellavale Farm, Pattersonville, NY
           Birch Hill at Stratton Mountain, Stratton, VT
           Diggers Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT
           Soor Ploom. Brooklyn, NY
2017    Calderwood Hall, North Haven, ME
           City Market, Burlington, VT
           Hub North, Gorham, NH
           Black Kettle Farm, Lyman, ME
           Collective Brewing Company @ Arts Riot. Burlington, VT
2016    Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn, NY
           Chittenden County Solid Waste Departement, Wiliston, VT
2015    Flying Squirrel Baby, Brooklyn, NY 
2014    Interlace. Dewey Park, Burlington, VT
           Birch Hill at Stratton Moiuntain. Stratton, VT
           Burlington School Food Project. Burlington, VT
2013    Penny Cluse Cafe. Burlington, VT
2012    Cabot Creamery. Snowboard Park. Sugarbush, VT
           Cabot Cremery. Bristol Counrty Agricultrual High School, Dighton, MA
           Cabot Cremery. Worthens Farm, Skowhegan, ME
           Grand Point North Festival. Waterfront Park. Burlington, VT
           Diggers Mirth Collective Farm, Burlington, VT
           Magic Hat (Float) Burlington, VT
2011    Cabot Cremery. Jacquier Farm, East Cannan, CT
           Cabot Cremery. Fletcher Farm, Waterville, ME
           Jet Blue (Float) Burlington, VT
           Effect of the Hive. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Manchester, TN 
2010    Aqua Plaid. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Manchester, TN

Installation, Costume, Set Design Projects

2019     Pinopera for Lily. Light Club Lamp Shop. Burlington, VT 
            Highline Hat Party, NY, NY
2018     Trump Riding Unicorn Riding Unicorn Costume. Full Frontal w Samantha                                                                    
            Bee. New York, NY
            Community Project. Waking Windows. Winooski, VT
            Lucky Inside. Phish: Curveball (canceled) Watkins Glen, NY
            Sneakers. Sneakers Bistro, Winooski, VT
2017     One Touching One. Burlington International Airport. Burlington, VT
            Halloween Spooktacular. Ashfield Lake House, Ashfield, MA
            Too Many Piñatas. Chris Gethard Show. New York, NY 
            PeeWee's Playhouse Set., Burlington, VT
            Two Headed Zebra., Burlington, VT
2016     Toys R Us - Big Book 2016. Prop and set design. Union City, NJ
2015     Monkey Maker. Phish: MagnaBall. Watkins Glen, NY
            Toys R Us - Big Book 2015. Prop and set design. Union City NJ
2014     Kate Bush Wuthering Heights Dance Marathon III. Arts Riot, Burlington,
2014     Lesser Evils. W00t: Copenhagen Play Festival. Aksel Møllers Have.                    
            Copenhagen, Denmark
2013     Kate Bush Wuthering Heights Dance Marathon II. SPACE Gallery,
            Burlington, VT
2013     Airborne jellyfish Project. Burlington City Arts, City Hall Park,
            Burlington, VT
2013     The Noodle Family Traveling Circus. Coachella Music & Arts Festival.    
            Indio, CA
2012     Kate Bush Wuthering Heights Dance Marathon I. Studio 266, Burlington,
            Big Cup. Penny Cluse Cafe, Burlington, VT
            Acorns of the Savoir Faire, Precipice Festival, Burlington, VT
            Emoticon, 1985. Dunkeil Saunders, Burlington, VT
            Annies of the Savoir Faire. Church Street Marketplace
2011     Super Bull Run. Phish: SuperBall IX. Watkins Glen, NY
            Psychedelic Hunting Lodge. Nateva Festival, Oxford, ME    
2009     Whose Woods These Are I Think I Know. Burlington City Arts,
            Burlington, VT 
2009     The Infinite Predator. Phish: Festival 8. Indio, CA  
2009     Play Fare: Block Party. The Kitchen. New York, NY
2009     Some of the Parts. Phish: Hampton. Hampton, VA
2008     Love Is All Around. Performagia 2008. Mexico City, MX
2006     Annie Vs. Grease Soundtrack War. 2nd Annual Art Parade. Deitch
            Projects. New York, NY
2004     The Mastodon Cometh... Phish: Coventry. Coventry, VT
2004     Horror Vacuous. Firehouse Gallery. Burlington, VT 
2004     The Cupcake Rock Show. Vermont Arts Project. Burlington, VT
2003     Volley of the Nuts. Phish: IT.  Limestone, ME
2003     Unimonkey: The Movie. Vermont Arts Project. Burlington, VT


2014     What Ever It Takes. L/L Gallery. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2011     The City of Now. Shelburne Art Center. Shelburne, VT 
2010     Lesser Evils. Gallery Diet. Miami, FL
2010     CounterCrop. Museo de Arte de El Salvador. MARTE Contemporáneo.
            San Salvador, El Salvador. 
2010     CounterMart. William Benton Museum of Art. University of Connecticut.                 
            Storrs, CT
2010     PreLaunch. Coleman Burke Gallery. Portland, ME
2009     ReCounters. Coleman Burke Gallery. Brunswick, ME
2009     Counters. Gallery Diet. Miami, FL 
2007     BAG TAG: Episode Back Home. Studio STK. Burlington, VT
2005     Derailed. JDK Gallery. Burlington, VT                                           

2012     Church of Circus. 152 Cherry. Burlington, VT 
2012     Return to Snake Mountain. Wassaic Project Summer Festival. Wassaic,
2012     Winter Shorts. BCA Center. Burlington, VT  
2011     CIncArt: The Convention on Incorporated Art. CentralTrak Gallery.
            Dallas, TX
2010     Global Container XII. Art Container. Tallinn, Estonia
2010     The Pedalto Institution for Incorporated Art: Delegation and Fact    
            Finding Mission in Estonia. Culture Factory Polymer. Tallinn, Estonia
2010     Gold In Braddock.  UnSmoke Artspace. Braddock, PA
2010     Satellites: Room Without A View.  Freies Museum. Berlin, Germany.
            Curated by Trong Nguyen
2009     Boston Drawing Project: 10 Years On And Going Strong! Carroll and
            Sons. Boston, MA
2009     Second Skin. Gallery Diet. Miami, FL 
2009     CREAM: International Festival for Arts and Media. Yokohama, Japan 
2009     System:System. Saint Cecilia’s Convent. Brooklyn, NY. Curated by
            Adam Henry and Christina Vassallo
2009     America For Sale. Exit Art. New York, NY  
2009     Abandon Normal Devices. FACT. Liverpool, UK
2009     The Fuzzy Set. LAX Art. Los Angeles, CA
2009     Sandarbh UK International Artist Residency Exhibition. Firestone House.             
            Belper, Derbyshire, UK
2009     Lost In Your Eyes. FormContent. London UK. Curated by Caterina Riva
            and Maria Taniguchi
2009     Lost in Your Eyes. Manila Contemporary. Manila, The Philippines
2008     Lost in Your Eyes: Collaboration with Paul Pfeiffer, Manual Ocampo,                     
            David Medella. Leroy Neiman Gallery. New York, NY
2008     What Are You Laughing At? Art Center South Florida. Miami, FL. Curated    
            by Nina Johnson
2007     Particulars. Gallery Diet. Miami, FL
2007     Small Packages. Giant Robot. New York, NY
2007     Perfect Competition. Addison/Ripley Fine Art. Washington, D.C. Curated
            by Kate Werble
2007     Columbia University MFA Thesis Exhibition. Christie’s. New York, NY.
            Curated by Daniel Bozhkov
2007     700. LeRoy Neiman Gallery. New York, NY
2007     8 x 10. Giant Robot. San Francisco, CA
2006     Dinosaur Party. Giant Robot. San Francisco, CA
2006     Columbia University MFA First Year Exhibition. Wallach Gallery. 
            New York, NY
2005     Panoply. LeRoy Neiman Gallery. New York, NY
2005     Horror Vacuous II. The Rhys Gallery. Boston, MA
2005     Word of Mouth. The Rhys Gallery. Boston, MA
2004     The Mega Zine Show. 47 Sanctuary. Burlington, VT
2004     SCOPE Miami, Miller Block Gallery. Boston, MA
2004     Identity. Lynn Arts. Lynn, MA
2004     Boston Drawing Project. Bernard Toale Gallery. Boston, MA
2004     Process/Progress IV. Firehouse Gallery. Burlington, VT. 
2003     New Perspectives in Drawing. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 
            Boston, MA
2003     Post Baccalaureate Exhibition. School of the Museum of Fine Arts.                          
            Boston, MA
2001     Process/Progress III. Firehouse Gallery. Burlington, VT. Curated by 
            Pascal Spengemann

2015     Visiting Artist, Wassaic Project
2015     Visiting Artist, Rutgers University, Sculpture Dept. Piscataway, NJ
2013     Visiting Artist Lecture. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT
2011     Artist in Residence. Shelburne Art Center. Shelburne, VT
2010     Visiting Artist, Wesleyan University, Sculpture Dept. Middletown, CT
2010     Artist in Residence. Culture Factory Polymer. Tallinn, Estonia 
2010     Visiting Artist Lecture. William Benton Museum of Art. University of                     
            Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2009     Sandarbh UK Artist Residency. Belper, Derbyshire, UK
2009     Fountainhead Residency. Miami, FL
2008     Visiting Artist Lecture. Bowdoin College. Brunswick, ME
2008     Visiting Artist Lecture. Art Center South Florida. Miami Beach, FL
2008     Sandarbh US Artist Residency. Moultrie, GA

2013     Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Nominee
2009     Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Nominee
2006     Three Arts Club Scholarship
2006     Marshall Glasier Fellowship for the Study of Drawing

2013     Surveillance on the Northern Border. ACLU of Vermont. Posted- 9/12/13
2012     Sick of Super PAC’s? Doug Hoffer for Auditor.  Posted- 10/30/12   
2011     Stuck in Vermont 234: 30 Hours of Art. Posted- 8/10/11.
2011     Zultan’s Army Productions. Posted- 6/30/11. Bonnaroo 2011.                         
     Featured: 00:29-00:52.
2008     P.S.1: Art International Radio, First Broadcast- 12/1/08. 
2007     Stuck in Vermont 43: Bag-Tag. Posted- 9/3/07. 

Take Magazine. Black and White and Abby All Over. Feature Article by Heloise                Williams. Premiere Issue, September 2015.
Live the Art: Fifteen Years of Deitch Projects. Rizzoli Publications, New York.
Miami New Times. Review- 11/24/10
El Diario De Hoy. San Salvador, El Salvador. Review- 10/14/10 p59
The Columbia Spectator. New York, NY. Review- 10/26/09
The Bowdoin Orient. Brunswick, ME. Review- 9/11/09
Forbes Magazine. Review- 10/23/09
The New York Times. Article- 5/17/09 pST1
Rolling Stone Magazine. Photograph- 4/2/09 p16
Artillery Magazine, Los Angeles, CA. Review- March/April 2009
The New York Times. Photograph- 3/10/09
The Daily Press, Hampton Roads, VA. Photograph- 3/7/09
The Miami Herald, Miami, FL. Article- 1/9/09
Foam Magazine. Review- 5/11/08
Miami New Times. Review- 5/1/08
The Moultrie Observer, Moultrie, GA. Article- 3/29/08
Village Voice Online.  HYPERLINK "http://www.villagevoiceonline/gallery" www.villagevoiceonline/gallery. Posted- 9/21/06