Andrea Manica is a freelance illustrator, mural painter, and artist living in Toronto Canada. She graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design in Illustration in 2013.

Andrea's past illustration clients include Palm Bay Spritz, The Toronto Zoo, Second Cup, Guelph Night Market and Girls Rock Camp Toronto. Andrea has a strong attachment to local businesses, and organizations with community focus.

She regularly collaborates with other female and queer painters and together with artists Nicole D'Amario and Melissa Luk, formed a mural collective in 2014 called the Buck Teeth Girls Club.  They have completed pieces together throughout Toronto and traveled to Argentina for a mural painting residency in 2015. Andrea has painted murals internationally in Los Angeles USA, Tokyo Japan, Melbourne Australia, and Yogyakarta Indonesia. In Toronto, she has worked with organizations StART, and Bell Box Murals. Andrea's collaborator Caitlin Taguibao has helped her complete elaborate murals for Daniels Corporation in Scarborough (2017) and YES Shelter in Peterborough (2018).

The Toronto Star, CBC, The Globe and Mail, CTV, Global News and ABC News have featured articles about Andrea's mural work.

Andrea has shown her artwork at Likely General in Roncesvalles Toronto, Keikyu Mall in Yokohama Japan, and the Idea Exchange in Cambridge Ontario. Her personal work is inspired by feelings, symbols, and purpose. She strives to be vulnerable about her own experiences.

contact:
andreanicolemanica@gmail.com

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