Photo by Alyson Hardwick

Andrea Manica is a freelance illustrator, mural painter, sign painter and artist living in Toronto Canada. She graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design in Illustration, completing her thesis in 2012.

Andrea has worked with The Toronto Zoo, pop!Montreal, Second Cup, as well as with independent businesses in Toronto like Good For Her Sex Shop, and community organizations like Girls Rock Camp Toronto.  She regularly collaborates with other female painters and together with artists Nicole D'Amario and Melissa Luk, formed an all-girls 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, Melbourne Australia, and Yogyakarta Indonesia.

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

Her art is inspired by nature, femininity, rebelliousness, and the insertion of beauty in unlikely places. Andrea has a strong attachment to local businesses, and organizations with community focus and feminist ideals.


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