Mann was born in 1972 in Dunedin, New Zealand and educated at the Otago School of Fine Art. Later he was employed as an animation artist by Vidmark Television, NZ from 1994-1996. In 1997 he moved to Dublin to become a member of the Graphic Studio Dublin. He has worked as a printmaker at Stoney Road Press in Dublin since 2002 and shows in Ireland, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. He enjoys mechanics and the exposed inner workings of machines, taking a lot of influence for his works from old fashioned machines of the industrial revolution era.