2004 MFA Drawing and Painting, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

1992 BFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Teaching Experience

06-Present - Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA. Professor in Painting and Foundations

2006-05 - Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA. Adjunct Professor in Drawing

2005-04 - Druid Hills Intl. Baccalaureate High School, Atlanta, GA. Art Teacher

2004-01 - Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Graduate Teaching Assistantship

2000 - Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Adjunct Professor in Art Education

2000–97  - Sweetwater Middle School, Gwinnett County, GA. Art Teacher

1999-98 - Clayton College and State University, Atlanta, GA. Art Instructor for Continuing Education program. Courses taught: Drawing and Painting

1997 - Centerville Elementary School, Gwinnett County, GA. Art Teacher K2

1997 - Chamblee High School, Dekalb County, GA. Art Teacher


Solo Exhibitions

2015 - El Gallo, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA, September 18 - October 17

2013 - Under the Rainbow, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA, April 5-May 11

2012 - Candy Coated, Trois Gallery, Atlanta, GA, June – September

2012 - Candy Coated, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA, February – April

2010 - Softcore War, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA, September

2008 - Trip for Two, Whitespec at Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2006 - Catfight, FAF recipient show, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004 - Perfect Fit, Saltworks gallery, Atlanta, GA

2003 - Tame, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (director's room), Atlanta, GA


Group Exhibitions


La Famiglia, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA

First Fire, Hi-Lo Gallery, Atlanta, GA


It's Not Us It’s You, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Open Studio Night, SCAD Atlanta, GA

The Lagoon, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Gathered, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Curated by Lawrence, Moon, Norman & Rust, Feb. 28-April 11


Wonderland, Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA, curated by Didi Dunphy

December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Open Studio Night, SCAD Atlanta, GA


December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Emerging Artist Award 15th year retrospective exhibition, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta

Open Studio Night, SCAD Atlanta, GA

Drawing Inside the Perimeter, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA


December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Day of the Dead Coffin Exhibition, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Open Studio Night, SCAD Atlanta, GA

Youngblood 15 Year Anniversary Show, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA


December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Open Studio Night, SCAD Atlanta, GA

Spectrum, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

Me/We collaborative exhibition, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Return to Sender: A mail art exhibition, Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL

Affinity, Vision and Difference: Women Artists from the permanent collection, SCAD Atlanta

Year of the Rabbit, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Year of the Rabbit, SCAD Hong Kong


Home Show, Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Body of Work, new perspectives in figure painting, Women to Watch 2010 Biennial Exhibition, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright, Roq la Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA


Little Things Mean Alot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Seasons, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Open Studio Night, SCAD Atlanta, GA

SK8 or Die IV, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

A Paradise for Couples Only (duo show), Twist Art Gallery, Nashville, TN

Fever Fakers, [5]Art Gallery, Tampa, FL

SCAD Fine Art Faculty Drawing Show, Studioplex, Atlanta, GA


A Paradise for Couples Only (duo show), Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

73 percent, Alternative Space, Atlanta, GA

Hand to Hand, Spruill Gallery, Dunwoody, GA

SCAD Fine Art Faculty Show, Studioplex, Atlanta, GA


Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Vinyl Show, New Street Gallery, Avondale, GA

Rise, Sundial Art Pods at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA

Cribs and Bits, Aurora Coffee, Atlanta, GA

Paper, Fire, Light, Spruill Gallery, Dunwoody, GA

SK8 or DIE! , Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Pillow Talk, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Protecting Flat Surfaces From, Gallery 1600, SCAD Atlanta, GA

Faculty Drawing Exhibition, Anderson Hall, SCAD, Savannah, GA

Young Movers & Shakers, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA


Home Sweet Home, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Transatlantic, Gallery 24, Berlin, Germany

Transatlantic preview show, Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, GA


Forward Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia at Suntrust Plaza, Atlanta,GA

Artists Paint Their Pets, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

WCA National Juried Exhibition Gender in Motion, 3TEN Haustudio, Atlanta, GA Juror: Emma Amos

Salon Exhibition, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Shelter, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA

Housebound, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Georgia Women Artists Honor Angela's House, Atlanta, GA Curator: Annette ConeSkelton, director/cofounder, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

18th annual National Juried Exhibition, Cultural Arts Center, Douglasville, GA Juror: Ben Apfelbaum, director, Spruill Gallery

fig. 8, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, SC

Going Up!, curated by Fifth Class Art Collective, Sundial Art Pods at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA

The Silhouette Show, Spruill Center Art Gallery, Dunwoody, GA


The Fridge Show, curated by Fifth Class Art Collective, Atlanta, GA

SK8 R DIE!, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Juried Student Exhibition, Bayeux, France

Atlanta Artists Gallery Selections, Suntrust Plaza Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Emergency Room: Artists Respond to War, Mattress Factory, Atlanta, GA

Juried Student Exhibition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA Juror: Annette ConeSkelton, Director, MOCA GA


Collusion, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA

All Small Video Night: Short, Short, Shorts, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA

All Small, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA

Fresh, curated by Fifth Class Art Collective at NoNo, Atlanta, GA

Juried Student Exhibition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Juror: Dr. Lisa Fischman, Director, Atlanta College of Art Gallery

Software...the vagina show, ArtSpot gallery, Atlanta, GA

2001 Peace, ArtSpot gallery, Atlanta, GA


Golden Blizzard Art Collective Solo Exhibitions


More Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Blizzard Sleeves, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Mural installation, Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR: Represented by the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Stuart Horodner, Curator and Director.

A Retrospective (Late 2005 - Mid 2006), Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Love Hurts, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Blow Me a Blizzard, Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Glitter Mortis, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery 102, Atlanta, GA SK8 R DIE! group show,       Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Professional Associations

Present - Forward Arts Foundation Board Member

2012-10 - Advisory Board member for

Present-05 - Art Collective Founder and Member Golden Blizzard

2005-04 - Artist Resource Council Member, Museum of Contemporary Art, GA

2004-02 - Visual Arts Network of Atlanta (VANA), member


Professional Experience

2012 - Lecturer, SCAD Savannah and SCAD Atlanta, GA

2011-09 - Gallery Consultant, PR and Curator, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010 - Lecturer, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

2004-01 - Gallery Director, Founder ArtSpot gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004 - Panelist, Artist_Survival_Skills_2004, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA


Professional Awards

2009 - Hambidge Fellow, Fulton County Grant Recipient, Hambidge Artist Residency, GA

2006 - The Forward Arts Foundation's Emerging Artist Award Winner for 2006, Atlanta, GA

2006 - Selected for Transatlantic 2006, Artist in Residence International, Berlin Atlanta exchange, Gallery 24, Berlin, Germany

2004 - 3rd Place 18th annual National Juried Exhibition, Cultural Arts Center, Douglasville, GA Juror Ben Apfelbaum, director Spruill Gallery

2003 - 2nd Place Dean Dreyer Juror's Award, presented at GSU's School of Art and Design Juried Student Art Exhibition Juror Annette ConeSkelton, founder and director of MOCA GA

2003 - Creative Loafing: Best of Atlanta 2003, Critic's Pick, "Best Alternative Art Space: ArtSpot Gallery"



2012 - High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2010 - Museum of Contemporary Art of GA

2010 - Louis Corrigan

2010 - Savannah College of Art and Design

2003 - King and Spalding




6/1, “Art in the Neighborhood:  Artist find inspiration, opportunity in Inman Park & Old Fourth Ward”, by Isadora Pennington for Atlanta INtown Newspaper  [link]

4/5, “The Green Mantle Invites ATLiens to slow TF Down” by Beca Grimm for Creative Loafing  [link]



12/17, “Visual Arts 2015: Race and Fashion Loomed Large in 2015” by Felicia Feaster  [link]

12/4, “Five Artists Pay Homage to Beep Beep’s Closing” by Beca Grimm  [link]

12/3, “Beep Beep Gallery bids final farewell with final show” by Collin  [link]

11/18, “Q&A - Artist Ann-Marie Manker” by Caroline Cox  [link]

10/2, “Art Review: Desert Dreams of Cocks and Bromance - Ann-Marie Manker at Whitespace” by Matthew Terrell  [link]

9/29, “Ann-Marie Manker’s ‘El Gallo’ explores bromance and Tex-Mex” by Muriel Vega  [link]

9/21, “Beautifully Executed Artwork Simmers with Aggression at Whitespace” by Felicia Feaster  [link]

February, “Deliciously eerie and strange, Kibbee Gallery’s “The Lagoon” closes Saturday’”, by Anna Nelson Daniel for Arts Critic ATL  [link]



October, Emerging Artist Award 15th year retrospective exhibition Catalog, published by the Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

8/6, The 22 Magazine, New York, NY  [link]

7/22, “Ann-Marie Manker by Kayti Doolittle”, Artcore Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 1: Women  [link] 

7/15, “High Museum finally give a nod to Atlanta artists with splendid exhibition of drawings”, by Catherine Fox, Arts Critic ATL  [link]  

7/10, “Drawing Inside the Perimeter creates a revisionist portrait of the city”, by Wyatt Williams, Creative Loafing  [link]

5/1, “High’s Michael Rooks builds collection, community; curates “Drawing Inside the Perimeter”, by Stephanie Cash, Arts Critic ATL  [link]

4/25, "Ann-Marie Manker Privileges Stereotypes in Under the Rainbow" , by Lilly Lampe for  [link] 

4/16, “Review: At Whitespace, Ann-Marie Manker’s fantasy worlds, populated by disturbing women”, by Stephanie Cash, Arts Critic ATL  [link]

4/4, Burnaway, “Art Crush: Ann-Marie Manker’s Symbolic Rainbow”, by Grace Thornton  [link] 

4/6, Creative Loafing, “Scenes from Ann-Marie Manker’s Under the Rainbow” by Wyatt Williams  [link] 



Artwork published in Micro fiction book, “Le Bulletin Savant de l’Institut Historique Fictif d’Atlanta “, published by, pg. 7.

3/31, Young Foxy and Free poster publication distributed in Athens, Savannah and Atlanta.

February,  Art in America  [link] 

Essay by Hugo Fortes, "Between Genius Loci and Noplaceness", pg. 67, 2012

Noplaceness, Art in a PostUrban Landscape with authors Jerry Cullum, Cinque Hicks and Catherine Fox, forward by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, pgs. 238, 241.


Creative Loafing, "Beep Beep Gallery hits the five year mark, Cofounders James McConnell and Mark Basehore celebrate with collaborative exhibit Me/We", by Felicia Feaster, August  [link]

Common Creativ magazine, Atlanta's 50 Most Creative People feature article: Ann-Marie Manker, April issue, p. 95

Common Creativ magazine, Preview the top 50: The Power of Candy Coated Sirens by Lindsay Oberst  [link]



Art Papers Magazine, Review: Ann-Marie Manker, Atlanta, pg. 44, written by Dorothy Joiner, Nov/Dec 2010 issue

Art Nouveau Magazine, "Meet the Artists that Inspire Ann-Marie Manker"  [link]

Creative Loafing Cover Story, "Eight Artists to Watch", cover for September 28, and "Ann-Marie Manker paints bright fantasies of dark times", by Wyatt Williams, p.28  [link],  A filmed and written interview, the month of September 2010  [link], "Ann-Marie Manker imagines birthday cakes covered in hot lava", written by Jeremy Abernathy, September 10  [link]

The Atlantan | | , "Art Attack: Great Art This Weekend in ATL" by Felicia Feaster, September 9  [link]

Creative Loafing Magazine, "Preview: Sprout at Kibbee Gallery", by Wyatt Williams, April 27  [link]

SCAN, Scad Atlanta Magazine, "Pop goes Surrealism", by Maria Ah, Winter 2010, pp.1215.


The Atlantan, "Golden Blizzard", by Felicia Feaster, October post.

Nashville Scene, “Away Team: Jason Butcher and Ann-Marie Manker”, by Joe Nolan, April 30-May 6, pg. 26.

Creative Loafing Tampa, “Art: Hotlanta”, by Megan Voeller, April 2228, pg. 25


The Atlantan Magazine, "Heavy Petting", by Felecia Feaster, October issue

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Fantasies unfold as sweet or lurid", byJerry Cullum,Thurs. July 31, "Waterworld", by Cinque Hicks, Thurs. May 29

Creative Loafing, "Hey, you're hogging the paint!: Atlanta's artist couples learn to share their space", by Felicia Feaster, February 612, pg. 39


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Home never felt quite like this", by Jerry Cullum, Thurs. July 26

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, "Life Artist", by Lisa Kurzner, July, pg. 967


Art Papers Magazine, "Golden Blizzard, Atlanta", by Phil Oppenheim, September

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Repressed anger finds a fiercely apt outlet", by Jerry Cullum. Sunday, July 9

Creative Loafing, "Down Boy", by Felicia Feaster, June 2228, pg. 13

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Drawing On Group Magice" by Cathy Fox. Sunday, June 11

Creative Loafing, "The More the Merrier, Atlanta Arts collaborative gets it on inforthcoming retrospective", by Felicia Feaster, June 17, pg. 46

The Atlantan, "Art Haus", by Travis Ward and Sarah Gleim, Mar/Apr, pg. 66

Creative Loafing, "Gallery A Go Go", by Felicia Feaster, April 612, pg. 35

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Funky Good Time" by Jerry Cullum. Thurs., March 23, pg. 36

Creative Loafing, "Is it Art?", by Felicia Feaster, Jan. 19-Jan. 25, pg. 38

Creative Loafing, "Queer As Folk", by Felicia Feaster and "Talk of the Town",by Andisheh, Jan. 12 Jan. 18, pp. 17, 39


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Always Looking Forward" by Jerry Cullum. Thurs., December 8

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Board of imagery" by Jerry Cullum. Thurs., October 13, pg. 30

Creative Loafing, "3Qs with Helena Reckitt", by Felicia Feaster, Aug. 11-Aug. 17, pg.47

Flavorpill email magazine, "House Bound", January 2004

ArtScene, Southern California, "House Bound", January Preview, December 27

The Los Angeles Times, "The value of having some space", by Holly Myers, Friday, December 24, E38

Creative Loafing, "Art Epiphanies, What makes an artist?", by Felicia Feaster, Sept. 8, pg.52

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "The View is Always Better at the Top" by Jerry Cullum. Thurs., August 19

Creative Loafing, "On the Upswing", by Felicia Feaster, April 29-May 5, pg.56

Art Papers Magazine, "Review: 'Dekalb Avenue'", by Robin Bernat, Jan.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "ArtSpot closing with TriplePoint", by Jerry Cullum, Thurs. Dec. 11

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Pinpointing a sacred space", by Catherine Fox, Sun. Nov. 23

Creative Loafing, "Triple Threat: ArtSpot closes with a smart, elegant show featuring three emerging artists", by Felicia Feaster, Nov.20-Nov. 26, Vol. 32, No.28

Creative Loafing, "Talk of the town: Scene & Heard", by Andisheh Nouraee, Nov.13-Nov. 19, Vol. 32, No.27, pg.18

Creative Loafing, "Gallery Changes", by Felicia Feaster, Nov.6-12, Vol. 32, No. 26, pg.53

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "High Road on DeKalb Ave.: Gritty street becomes an unlikely inspiration", by Catherine Fox, Thurs., Oct. 30

Creative Loafing, "Talk of the town: Scene & Heard", by Andisheh Nouraee, Oct.9-Oct. 15, pg.17

Creative Loafing, "Critics Picks Best Alternative Art Space: ArtSpot", Sept. 25-Oct.1, Vol. 32, No.20, pg. 125, 127

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Adding 'Fuel' to the beauty of fire", by Catherine Fox, Sun., Sept. 21

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Young, talented & romantic: Chicago grads stage own show in Atlanta", by Catherine Fox, Sun. Aug. 24

Creative Loafing, "Come one, come all", by Felicia Feaster, Aug.21-Aug. 27, pg. 52

Creative Loafing, "Vision Quest", by Felicia Feaster, Aug. 14-Aug. 20, pg. 41

Creative Loafing, "Road Work Ahead: Taking a Detour through ArtSpot" by Felicia Feaster, June

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "'Detour' goes down the road less taken" by Jerry Cullum, Sun., June

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Roads less traveled lead to ArtSpot show" by Catherine Fox. Thurs., June 26

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Atlanta Artists: Gallery Selections" by Jerry Cullum. Sun., June 8

Published from the Heart, "Detour Ahead: The Complications and Glories of Groupthink", June 4

Studio Capezzuti Publication, "Lint in Atlanta", May, Vol. 4.2

Broadsheet Magazine, "Cultural Museings: a gallery", May

SeeHear, "City Walk" by Edward Epstein, March

Creative Loafing, "Hairy Situation" by Felicia Feaster. Mar. 12-18, Vol. 31, No. 44, pg. 62

Creative Loafing, "A Bureaucracy of One" by Tray Butler. Jan. 29-Feb. 4, Vol. 31, No. 38, pp. 41-47

Creative Loafing, "Clip and File" by Felicia Feaster. Jan. 22-28, Vol. 31, pg. 59

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Exploring the meaning of Fingernails" by Jerry Cullum, Friday, Jan. 24


Creative Loafing, "The Year in Culture, New Spaces/New Faces" by Felecia Feaster Dec. 25-31, Vol. 31, no. 33, pg. 38

Art News Magazine, City Focus: Atlanta "An Invigorating Scene" by Jerry Cullum. Dec., pp 70-74

Creative Loafing, "Triple Threat" by Felicia Feaster. Nov.13-19, Vol. 31, pg. 61

Creative Loafing, "Though Fire Has..." by Felicia Feaster. July 10-16, Vol. 31, no.9

Creative Loafing, "High Voltage" by Felicia Feaster. June 12-18

Creative Loafing, "Wide Open" by Felicia Feaster. Vol. 30, no. 41, pg. 57


Creative Loafing, "Generational Perspectives" by Felicia Feaster. Nov. 21-27, Vol. 23, no. 28, pg. 50


Blue Milk Magazine, November, pp. 26-28

Blue Milk Magazine, October, pg. 4