Alejandro “Man One” Poli Jr., 1971, Los Angeles, Ca.
Alejandro Poli Jr. is better known as “Man One” is a world-renowned artist, born and raised in Los Angeles. As the oldest of three children, his first languages were Spanish and art. The son of Mexican immigrant parents, Alejandro Sr. and Fidelia from Chihuahua and Durango respectively, tell stories of their son’s artistic abilities from a very early age. With a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University, Man One has painted murals all over
over the world and has worked in the visual arts since 1987 when he began painting graffiti on the streets of L.A.
His artwork is collected internationally and has been showcased globally in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions including The Getty, MoCA, PARCO, MOLAA, and LACMA to name a few. He has been commissioned by Metro, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, MTV, Disney, Ubisoft, and Nike among others. He has painted large-scale murals across the U.S., Mexico, Panama, all over Europe, and Asia as well.
Socially conscious and community-focused, Man One has been officially recognized by
The City of Los Angeles as well as by the U.S. State Department for his dedication to promoting international understanding and cultural exchange through the arts. He has led graffiti art and mural-making workshops in many countries including Northern Ireland,
Germany, and Japan.
Man One's life work is about putting the power of art in the hands, hearts, and minds of people all over the world.