Manuel Lau (b.1967) was born in Lima, Peru. He studied printmaking at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. He currently lives in Montreal and works at Atelier Circulaire. Manuel has shown his works in Peru, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Germany, France, Yugoslavia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, United States and Canada. In the last two years, Manuel was awarded travel grants from the Canada Arts Council and the Quebec Arts Council to residencies in Puvirnituq, Northern Quebec; the Helen Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico; the Guanlan Printmaking Base in Shenzhen, China and Promart in Port-au-Prince in Haiti.