Manuela Pauk was born in Zagreb and grew up in Šibenik. She graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2018. She is a regular member of the art associations HDLU and HULU. Her solo exhibitions are Frogs in the Gallery of St. Krševana in Šibenik (with Tara Beata Racz, 2021), The Old World in the Nest Gallery in Zagreb (2020), The Turtle Cut in the Jozo Kljaković Memorial Collection in Zagreb (2020), The Ludic Assault in the Matica Hrvatska Gallery in Zagreb (2019) .), Gallery of St. Krševana in Šibenik (2018) and Muses in the Library of Marija Jurić Zagorka in Zagreb (2018).
Some of the notable group exhibitions she was a part of include the Youth Salon, the exhibition Situation in the Forum Gallery (2020), 90 days lockdown in the Luxelakes Gallery in Chengdu, China (2020), the Fine Arts Festival in KUC Travno in Zagreb (2020), the Order is our art in Garage Kamba in Zagreb (2019), 40th Split Salon (2018), where she was among the five finalists for the salon award, 19th and 21st Miniatures (2016 and 2018).