Manuela Vladic - Mastruko was born in 1962 and grew up in Zadar, Croatia. She went on to finish her schooling in Zagreb and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in the class of Prof. Ferdinand Kulmer in 1985.
She has had a number of one-person shows and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. Alongside her professional involvement in art, she conducts practical research within the field of visual expressiveness and creativity of children. She is the author of a number of multimedia art projects for children and adults and now co-operates with museums and galleries by organising and managing arts projects for children.
She has written and illustrated 9 original picture books for children and has recevied a number of awards and prizes for her work.
She is a member of the Croatian Artists Society and the Croatian Association of Independent Artists.
Manuela lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.