Jaya Mansberger is an Oxford based painter. Her formative years were spent in Hawaii, Nepal and England. Jaya graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2007, where she was awarded the Jeremy Cubbitt Prize for Painting. Whilst at art school she produced large scale psychologically charged portraits but has over the past few years created more abstract work. This work has been shortlisted for prizes such as Beep Wales International Painting Prize (2016), OVADA Professional Development Award (2014) and selected for group painting shows such as The Trouble With Painting Today at the Pump House Gallery, London (2014) and Informal Elements at OVADA Gallery, Oxford (2014). Other recent exhibitions include This Must Be the Place I Never Wanted to Leave, Elysium Gallery, Swansea (2016), The Winter Garden, James Freeman Gallery, London (2014) and You Are Not Alone, Stoke Newington Project Space, London (2014). Her paintings have also appeared on poetry, book and album covers and she has previously curated and collaborated on two exhibitions of other artists’ work at the Old Fire Station gallery. This is her first solo show.