Galina Manikova was born on an earlier Japanese island of Sakhalin, grew up in Moscow, got her art education at Bezalel academy in Jerusalem and lives and works in Norway since 1986. She is really a citizen of the world. She has a solid academic education and has been a lecturer and a teacher at an academic level for many years. She works with different materials and techniques. Her work is just as eclectic and complex as her background. It includes installations, video, computer art, ceramics and photography. She photographed compulsively in black and white and in colour, hundreds of striking images close up and at a distance. Many of them can stand on their own as works of art. She printed images on silk, just for the shocking contrast between subject and material. She is incapable of doing anything halfway, or of including less than everything that lies outside the frame.
Her pictures move because, artistically, emotionally, and spiritually, she moves.