Jaya Ilana Mansberger

Born in England, formative years spent in Nepal and Hawaii

Currently lives and works in Oxford, England

email: jayamansberger@yahoo.co.uk


  • 2007: BA (Hons), Fine Art,  The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London


  • 2018: Shortlisted for Sunny Art Prize international art competition
  • 2016: Shortlisted for Beep Wales international painting prize
  • 2013: Shortlisted for OVADA (Oxford Visual Arts Development Agency) Professional Development Award and selected for OVADA Open, open submissions competition exhibition
  • 2007: The Jeremy Cubbitt Prize for Painting, Slade School of Fine Art


Commissions for album, book and poetry collection covers

Djrum, album cover


  • 2020: Fulgur Press article
  • 2018: Sunny Art Prize exhibition catalogue
  • 2016: Beep painting prize exhibition catalogue
  • 2014: Art Circusexhibitions review website, featured artist
    Informal Elements, artists’ Q&A publication


  • 2018: Sunny Art Prize shortlisted artists exhibition, Sunny Art Centre, London
  • 2017: Pareidolia, (solo show), The Old Fire Station, Oxford
  • One Size Fits All, The Old Fire Station, Oxford
  • 2016: This Must Be the Place I Never Wanted to Leave, Beep painting prize exhibition, Elysium Gallery, Swansea and Wrexham
  • 2014: The Trouble With Painting Today, Pump House Gallery, London
  • The Winter Garden, James Freeman Gallery, London
  • Informal Elements, OVADA Gallery, Oxford
  • Makers Month: Painting Week, The Old Fire Station, Oxford
  • You Are Not Alone, Stoke Newington Gallery project space, London
  • 2013: OVADA Oxford Open, OVADA Gallery, Oxford
  • 2012: Plus 1, The Old Fire Station, Oxford
  • 2011: Life Cycle, warehouse venue, Oxford
  • 2010: Hunting the Phoenix, OVADA Gallery, Oxford
  • 2009: Afterburn, Arts Pool project space, Oxford
  • 2008: Art Weeks, open studios, Oxford
  • 2007: Weimar, Cordy House, London
  • Woburn Square Interim Show, Woburn Square project space, London
  • Slade School Degree Show Exhibition, University College London, London