Biography

Marcelle Mansour was awarded the Order of Australian Medal (OAM) with the approval of Queen Elizabeth II in 2017 and won an Honorable Mention Award in All Women International Online Juried Art Exhibition by J. Mane online gallery in 2021.

Is a Sydney-based Australian Multidisciplinary Visual Artist. Primarily painter, digital, light artist, photographer, poet, published author, commentator, bilingual writer/journalist and Ambassador for Peace. Marcelle received two Masters of Fine Arts and Studio Arts from the University of Sydney and previously a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Ein Shams University in Egypt. Was born in Gaza to Christian Palestinian parents from Jaffa. She began drawing from early childhood, grew up painting before digital technology and was numerously awarded top art prize by Department of Education.

Marcelle Mansour 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 UK. Her work spans from representational art to abstract, digital, and light art in a variety of mediums and styles. She is interested in creating art that makes audience part of her work. Marcelle’s paintings of prominent multicultural Australians, their portraits, biographies, women’s multiple roles, poetry and scenery were published in her “Shifting Waves” book. Her art is focused on contemporary realistic portraiture, figurative, light and social change. She draws inspiration from sources of Renaissance and Contemporary Art, history, philosophy, spirituality, humanity, women, social issues, light and perception, inner feeling and vivid colors.

Marcelle received numerous art awards, 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 by Universal Women 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’s “Threshold” exhibition of Light and Perception contributed to UNESCO International Year of Light, IYL) Australia. She participated in the 21st Biennale of Sydney. 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 of New South Wales, for her service to the visual and literary arts, and to the Arabic speaking community. Marcelle won an Honorable Mention Award in All Women International Online Juried Art Exhibition by J. Mane online gallery in 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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Marcelle Mansour, OAM