Palestinian-American artist was born in Ramallah, Palestine, and moved to the United States in 1986. Her goal is to bring her Palestinian heritage to speak across times and places. Manal's work reflects issues of identity and memory, issues that for her are so pertinent in recollecting her Palestinian origin. She uses textured surfaces to convey memory's persistence and perseverance.
Manal studied Studio Arts at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and got her Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Psychology of Art from George Mason University. In 2012 and 2013, Manal's work has been exhibited at the United Nations' headquarters in NYC, at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery in DC; and at many other curated events across the US. Manal's next solo exhibit will be at the ARC Gallery in Chicago during the upcoming Aug/Sept.