Beyond The Basket

Meet Manny

Manny Chukwu was born and raised in Enugu Nigeria. He arrived in New York in 2011 at the age of 14. Manny came with the help of his brother Paschal Chukwu, a 2019 graduate of Syracuse University, to follow in his footsteps to play basketball. Manny attended various schools in the states; Monsignor Scanlan, Rye Country Day, and Suffield Academy. It was at Rye Country Day School that Manny began to hone his  artistic skills and refined his  painting and drawings to a professional level where he began to earn money selling his work.  Manny has had exhibitions at Rye Country Day School, Katonah art museum, Suffield Academy and Congregation Emmanuel Temple, Rye, NY. Manny is currently studying Studio art and Marketing Management at University of Guelph where he’s also a member of  the Men’s Basketball team. He works on his Art daily and is presently working on several commissioned pieces.

Where Is Manny's Art?

Manny's art has been displayed and commissioned in the United States and Canada. Notable exhibitions include Rye Country Day School, Katonah Art Museum, Suffield Academy and Congregation Emmanuel Temple, Rye, NY. Other locations include the following: 


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