Tom Maniaci graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in Design, then spent a semester at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee studying film history and editing.
A long career in advertising didn’t derail his love of drawing and painting.
He incorporated Frame Your Face as the commercial vehicle to promote his pop portraits, now found in galleries, homes, and offices of clients in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, LA, Miami, Milwaukee, New York, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, and of course, Detroit. In 2015 he presented five Frame Your Face portraits in Art Prize 7.
In 2OO5, Tom was one of only five local artists to be included in the Classic Rock Art Show & Sale when it made its stop in Detroit as part of a national tour, and he contributes a pop portrait to every issue of Ambassador magazine.