Biography

Marcelle Mansour was awarded the Order of Australian Medal (OAM) with the approval of Queen Elizabeth II in 2017 and won Honorable Mention Awards of artistic excellence in International Online Juried Art Exhibitions, All Women in January 2021 and SnapShot in April 2021 by J Mane Gallery.

Marcelle Mansour is a Sydney-based Australian Multidisciplinary Visual Artist. Primarily painter, digital Artist, photographer, light artist, poet, intellectual, published author, commentator, bilingual writer/journalist and Ambassador for Peace. She received both Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) and Studio Arts (MSA), from the University of Sydney, and previously a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Literature and English Language. She began drawing from early childhood and was numerously awarded top art prizes by the Department of Education. Marcelle’s passion about art, drove her to create memorable paintings, her impetus desire for creating art becomes compelling to reflect on significant subjects, to narrate stories, to stimulate and inspire viewers.

Marcelle has been professionally practicing arts for many years and held numerous national and international solo and group art exhibitions with acclaimed artists in prestigious venues in Sydney, New York, Paris (Louvre), Venice and London. Her work spans from representational art through to abstract, digital, and light art in a variety of mediums and styles that balance classical insight with contemporary realistic formulation. Marcelle is interested in creating art that makes the audience part of her work to open channels for conversation and to contemplate the inward visual perceptual communication. Marcelle’s paintings of prominent diverse Australians, their biographies, women’s multiple roles, poetry and scenery were published in her “Shifting Waves” book. Her art is primarily focused on contemporary realistic portraiture, figurative art, and social change. She draws inspiration from sources ranging from art history, philosophy, Renaissance and Contemporary Art, spirituality, humanity, women, social issues, light and perception, inner feeling and vivid colors. Marcelle received numerous art grants and prizes including awards for her artwork “Women Strength”, and her literary work “Struggle of Women in Australia”, she was selected as a Role Model for the ethnic communities on cultural aspects and received the ‘Gibran Khalil Gibran’s Medal’ on behalf of the renowned Vocalist, Fairouz, in Lebanon.

Marcelle participated in the 21st Biennale of Sydney “Superposition” in 2018. Her “Threshold” art exhibition of Light and Perception, contributed to UNESCO International Year of Light (IYL) in Australia, earning her the Ambassador of Peace Award. In 2017, Marcelle was honored to be awarded the Order of Australian Medal (OAM) with the approval of Queen Elizabeth II by His Excellency General the Honorable David Hurley AC DSC Governor-General of NSW, for her service to the visual and literary arts. Marcelle won an Honorable Mention Award in the International Online Juried Art Exhibition by J. Mane online gallery in January and April of 2021.

Marcelle’s artworks have been featured in English and Ethnic media, including Radio and SBS TV, Art print magazines of The Australian Artist (AUS), Artist Portfolio (USA) and Artist Talk (UK), and online virtual galleries including SAATCHI ART, ITSLQUID, SeeMe and Bluethumb.

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