He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1979 – 1984). He taught painting at the children’s section of the Art Workshop at Chalkida (1985 – 1990) and Demosthenes Kokkinidis’ workshop at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1987 – 1994). Since 1979, his work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in Greece and other countries. In 1992, he was nominated for the UNESCO Prize and in 1994 received commendation for his work “The Settler” at the Alexandria Biennale.

An artist who transcends painting within the frame, Manoussakis creates visual complexes, installations and environments, in which the figuration is “conceptually” perceived and often rendered through the use of a coded symbolic vocabulary.