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, Second Cup, Today's Parent Magazine and Chatelaine Magazine.

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 at Proyecto Ace 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, STEPS, 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 also found success as a tattoo artist, under the moniker Andy Small. She has worked in Toronto studios such as Lost Boys, Tapestry Collective, Seven Eight, and 1132 Dundas Street East. 

Andrea has shown her drawings, paintings, and 3D works 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, purpose, and our relationship to the natural world. 

contact:
andreanicolemanica@gmail.com

Using Format