Mandy’s work revolves around the female figure. Having grown up surrounded by literature, magazines, and comics that depict captivating women, her impulse is to both emulate and subvert the imagery that informs her view of what it is to be a woman. This picture is made complex and, often, contradictory by the fact that she is of mixed ethnicity. The characters in her paintings are meant to be emotive; to communicate the depths of human experience through gestures and expressions.
She was born in Banff, but spent most of her formative years in Calgary and Hong Kong. After completing a BFA in Sculpture at The Alberta College of Art and Design in 2007, she then moved to Vancouver where she now paints full-time. She has exhibited in numerous galleries in North America, Japan, Germany, and Australia.