Manes has had an extensive career since studying at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Hunter College (New York) in 1983. Domestically he has shown cross-country, in museums and galleries alike, including in Los Angeles, New York, Palm Beach, Atlanta, New Orleans, Beaumont, Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Internationally, Manes has exhibited in Milan, Monte Carlo, Rome, Paris, Bologna, and Munich, and most recently in Brussels, Belgium, in the epic, Painting After Postmodernism exhibition, curated by Barbara Rose. Manes' work is frequently collected in both the public and private sectors and can be found in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Art Museum of Southeast Texas; Yoko Ono and Emeril Lagasse. His monumental work, The Entry of Christ into New York, was most recently acquired for the lobby of the Brussels Hotel de Ville (City Hall).