Eric Mannella is an award winning Canadian artist and co-founder and director of Atelier de Bresoles. He has an MFA cum laude from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy of Art in New York City and a BFA from York University in Toronto. While completing his studies in New York he was given an assistant teaching position under founding faculty member Edward Schmidt. He is a recipient of a Forbes Foundation travel grant at Chateau Balleroy and the Prince of Wales scholarship from the Prince of Wales Foundation. He also recieved a merit scholarship and served as an administrator while attending the New York Academy. To enhance his understanding of the body Mannella attended a specialized anatomical seminar in the dissection laboratory at Yale University under Deane Keller
Mr. Mannella was featured in the 2007 documentary film L'Art du Nu which was aired nationwide. He has given lectures and demonstrations at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, Concordia University, Algonquin college, as well as several private art organizations. Mannella is currently represented by Galerie de Bresoles in Montreal.