Manuela’s art touches on intimate desire to imagine a world that is better for one another. She uses her artwork as a platform to bring awareness to art education, sociopolitical, mental health, and environmental issues. She hopes her art can bring solace and light in dark situations. Her art gives a feeling of softness, light, and comfort. She is inspired by plants, soft tropical colors, and her cultural upbringing. Her art holds space for healing, love, and resilience.
Manuela is a freelance painter, muralist, and digital illustrator currently living in North Philadelphia. Born in Miami to Cuban and Salvadorian immigrant parents, She has collaborated with local, national, and global art organizations such as PangeaSeed, Gender Justice Fund, When We Vote, and 48 Blocks. Her murals can be found in both the U.S. and Mexico. As a Spanish Art teacher, Manuela hopes to inspire her students to be creative as she continues to bring communities closer together through art.
Portfolio | www.manuelaguillen.com
Etsy | www.lazybeamarte.etsy.com
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