Born in Manila, Philippines. Coming from a world renowned innovator of visual art, Manansala demonstrated a natural artistic ability since she was a child but never encouraged to pursue art professionally. For someone with such noticeable early talent it is surprising, that it's only in the last six years she seriously considered art as a means of living and moved to painting full-time. It is perhaps understandable for someone of her generation to consider the pressures of todays' life before stepping out of the comfort zone of living the corporate lifestyle. We must admit that only a remarkable few have made it in the books of history. The sad truth is; most are soon forgotten and never leave their mark.
Since her return to her original passion, Manansala came a long way in the notoriously hard to crack art world. Initially, she established a studio in Mandaluyong City and became, at that time, a regular member of Tuesday Group of Artists . The said group would have weekly On-The-Spot painting sessions and monthly exhibitions. She also became a member of The Art Association of the Philippines and later on became the Public Relations Officer of the organization. She now creates art in her studio in Las Pinas City, a place she grew up as a child fired with her passion to recreate images perceived by her mind. Some of her work focuses on religious subjects; reminiscent of her childhood as she runs through the hallways that are filled with the magnificent works of her forefather, like the Crucifixion and Madonna and Child. Manansala’s work can be found in private art collections both in the Philippines and abroad, and has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide. Most of her works can be found at Art Elements Asian Gallery at SM Aura. Her works have been published in the coveted book The Great Themes in Philippine's Art: Mother and Child by the late Manuel Duldulao and GSIS Art Collections.
Khristina Manansala joined Fine Art America on July 18th, 2012.