Born Israel, 1960.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Tsipi Mani is a mixed media sculptor and painter living and working in Los Angeles. Drawing inspiration from a range of ancient and modern sources,
Tsipi’s work employs timeless symbols like the open hand motif as well as playful animal and human forms. Her sculptures explore the potentialities of surface texture, while her paintings often incorporate other materials like fabric, metal, or paper.
Examples of Tsipi’s works are in international collections and public spaces. In 2012, she donated one of her iconic bronze hand sculptures to the Israeli Defense Forces; and in April of that year she gifted a Shalom sculpture to Israeli President Shimon Peres. Locally she has participated in several pubic works projects, including creating three angels for the “A Community of Angels” project in Los Angeles as well as casting a large-scale sculpture, Doggie Dog, for the entrance of the West Hollywood Library. She also designed unique monumental guitar sculptures for the plazas of several commercial buildings along the Sunset strip. A smaller version of Tsipi’s guitar art works for legendary guitarmaker Gibson was presented to rock icon Joan Jett at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles in 2013.
As a young artist in 1980, Tsipi moved to Los Angeles, although she continued to study art abroad, traveling to Paris, Italy, and Israel. She earned a certificate in figurative sculpture from The Florence Academy of Art in 2011. She has exhibited her works at Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills (2011); Lurie Gallery in West Hollywood (2012); and has works in corporate buildings in and around southern California.