Meet Ann Manuel as she is interviewed by Marie Maltais, the director of the University of New Brunswick's Art Centre on the occasion of Women's Day 2021:
Ann Manuel is an award winning artist, visual arts educator and arts advocate, and has worked for over 30 years in communities across North America, UK, Europe, Asia and the USA. Manuel has taught Visual Arts at all levels from high school to college and has served on the Boards of various arts organizations as well as with numerous committees in public galleries and artist run centres.
Manuel’s multi media practice revolves around the themes of physical geography, relationships, identity and spirituality. Her printmaking practice has led to working in a variety of printmaking studios including The Edinburgh Print Makers Society, Scotland, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok where she was an award winner in the Bangkok Printmaking Show, Malaspina Printmaking Studio in Vancouver, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Sunbury Shores Print Studio in St Andrews, N.B. Manuel has shown in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Scotland, France, Italy, Brazil, Cuba, and Thailand and is represented in private and public collections around the world. Her work was recently included in the International Contemporary Art Show in Assisi, Italy. The recipient of numerous creation and professional development grants, Manuel is a recent winner of the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation’s Marie-Hélène Allain Fellowship. Established in 2014, this award is given to honour New Brunswick mid career artists who have distinguished themselves in the last ten years of professional practice and who have proposed a significant body of new work to be undertaken during the fellowship year.
Ann Manuel holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Mount Allison University), a B.Ed (Queen’s University) and a MA (University of British Columbia). Manuel currently lives in Fredericton, N.B. where she maintains a full time studio practice.