Lucy Manfredi was born in 1974 and has drawn and painted from an early age.
Lucy graduated with a BA Hons at Manchester University in 1995. The subject studied was Illustration with Animation, and the final exhibition was based on film. Following this degree, Lucy went on to Brighton University to gain a Masters degree in sequential Illustration and in 1994 Lucy won a shortlisted prize as a young animator for the BBC filmmakers award.
In 1995 Lucy was commissioned to produce a film for Astra Zeneca as a promotion for a new drug. Lucy’s love of film and the moving image has always helped with the narrative aspect of her paintings. Theme and story is important to her pieces, and the people or characters in her work often reappear in many of her paintings.
Since graduating in 2000, Lucy has worked in various positions, including graphic design for publishing, and textile design. After careful consideration, Lucy decided to return to her favourite medium, fine art painting after starting a family in 2008.
Lucy was elected as a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts in 2018, and has exhibited with the Academy twice so far in Halifax (2018), and Stockport (2019).