Nancy McManus-Subel was born in Savannah Georgia, and currently lives in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She received her BFA in painting and drawing from The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in May of 2011. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery 224 in Port Washington WI, The Continuum Alumni show at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, The Covert Gallery and was featured at Beans and Barley in Milwaukee WI. Nancy was chosen for the 2012-13 Milwaukee Artist Resource Network mentors program, where she was mentored by Milwaukee Artist John Riepenhoff. Currently Nancy is a MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Peck school of the arts.
Through painting and drawing Nancy investigates contemporary society through the portraiture genre. Hyper colorful and critical, Nancy uses YouTube as suppler for her sitting subjects.