University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


  • Carolyn H. Manosevitz

    Carolyn H. Manosevitz

    About the Artist

    Carolyn H. Manosevitz was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada.  She received a BA cum laude from the University of Minnesota and MFA from the University of Texas.  Manosevitz has been involved in the arts for over 25 years as a visual artist/educator.  For the past 15 years, she has been involved in the world of Holocaust studies both in her art and her teaching.  She has taught at the University of Texas, Southwest Texas State University, Austin Community College, St. Edward's University, in Texas.  She has been a faculty member in the Art Department at Colorado Mountain College for the past 15 years and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she has taught Spirituality and the Holocaust since 1996.  She has also been a visiting professor at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC as well as Wake Forest University Divinity School where she was the first Carpenter Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies.

    The current focus of Manosevitz’s art is what she describes as the ‘aftermath’ of the Shoah. Absence and memory as they pertain to the destroyed Jewish communities of Europe are recurring themes in her paintings. 

    Read complete biography: Carolyn Manosevitz (PDF)

    Artist Statement

    Keeping alive the memory of those who came before me never leaves me.

    Words and personal experience have always informed my art.  Since 1992, my work has been inspired by various aspects of the Shoah.  During this very personal journey, I have discovered my own need for healing.  I seek spirit in my art whether it is in recalling the destroyed shtetls (Jewish communities) of Europe or seeking reconciliation with my Christian and Muslim brothers and sisters in the shadow of the Shoah.

    Read complete statement: Carolyn Manosevitz: Artist Statement (PDF)

    Carolyn Manosevitz’s CV (PDF)

    For more information, visit Carolyn Manosevitz's web site.

    Art Gallery

    Manosevitz's work is available for exhibition from the artist, who is also a well-established speaker on spirituality and post-Holocaust Jewish-Christian relations.  Contact the artist for details.

    Site constructed with permission of the artist. Page updated 2012.