Award winning visual artist, arts educator and arts advocate, Ann Manuel has worked for over 30 years in communities across North America, UK, Europe and Asia. Born in Newfoundland, Ann holds a BFA (Mount Allison University), B.Ed. Artist in the Community Program (Queen’s University), and Master of Arts in Visual Art Education (University of British Columbia). She has a strong record of community arts involvement, including serving on the Boards of artist run and community arts centres.
Exhibiting since an early age, Manuel has maintained a studio practice while teaching at various high schools across Canada, at NBCCD, and Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre. Using drawing, painting, printmaking and installation, Manuel’s multi-media practice revolves around themes of identity, relationships and community and is deeply influenced by life processes and the reflection of these processes in our communities and environment. Her work has been included in group and solo exhibitions in Canada, Scotland, France, Italy, Brazil, Cuba, and Thailand
After completing her 2016 Marie Hélène Allain Fellowship Award project, she was invited to join the SHMF Board of Directors in 2018.