biography

Manola Borrajo was born and raised in Caracas Venezuela. She began her career in glass art after moving to Edmonton Alberta in 2000. Her art encompasses the properties of light, the texture of glass, and the art of bold designs using palettes of vivid color. Her painting techniques are self taught and unique to her. Natures such as trees, poppies, and organic shapes have been the primary inspiration of Manola’s glasswork. Each piece stretches the boundaries between drama and romanticists, always challenging the material to its greatest possibilities. Manola’s work is gaining local as well as international recognition, and graces both private and corporate collections across Canada and the EEUU.

In 2010 Manola was awarded a commission to create a glass wall in the new Strathcona County Library in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

In 2010 Manola appeared in the book "Creative Glass" by Danijela Kracun and Charles McFadden. Published by Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA. This book compiles the work of selected international
glass artists.