Solo Shows /Art Fairs/ Biennales / Special Projects
2020 ALT 2020 / The Drawing Room Contemporary ,SM AURA PH.
2019 “Kuwentong Kutsero”/Museo De Intramuros, Manila Philippines
“Stitching Boundaries”The GedAze Project /Bliss on Bliss Art Projects
“Stitching Boundaries”The GedAze Project Yant Art Space.
Forest Hills, NY
“KANLUGAN”(SHELTER) The Ged/Aze Project
National Commission on Culture and the Arts /Philippines
2018 "Memo-Random" Practices from the Peripheries/ Art Informal, Greenhills PH.
“Selecting Memory”/The Drawing Room ContemporaryArt
“Imaginarium”The GedAze Project”/ Singapore Art Museum
“Stem”The GedAze Project / BenCabMuseum Baguio City
2017 “Open Threads”The GedAze Project / Topaz Arts NY
“Prelude” The GedAze Project / TDR Escolta
“Ripples and Layers” The GedAze Project /Fundacion Sanso PH.
“Existence”The GedAze Project / UP Vargas Museum PH.
“Illuminati”/ The GedAze Project / ArtFair PH.
The Drawing Room Contemporary
2016 Transitional Objects / The Drawing Room Contemporary Art Manila
“Sound in Our Head”The GedAze Project/Bliss on Bliss Art Projects
London Biennale Manila Pollination / Met Theatre Manila
2015 CIGE Art Fair / Beijing China
Southeast Asia Art Platform / Artstage Singapore
2014 Sueños Recurrentes/ Galeria Expreso del Arte BogotáColombia
Metamorphosis / The Drawing Room Gallery, Makati, Phil.
Beneath the Surface, Structures and Scratches / CCP Manila, Phil
2012 Prints and Paintings / Bliss on Bliss Art Projects NY
2006 New Works, New York / Avellana Gallery, Philippines
2005 Recent Works MONO-Prints / Avellana Gallery, Philippines
1988 New Works / Philippine Consulate, NY, NY.
1987 Helena Benitez Hall, PWU Fine Arts Gallery, Philippines
Selected Group Shows
2019 "Aqui Hay Una Historia Por Bordador" / La Casa Soledad Bogota, Colombia
2018 "Where it Begins" Filipino American Artists from New York/ Pinto Museum Philippines
Tumba Tumba/ UP Vargas Museum Philippines
What it means to be a Filipino/ Canvas at UP Diliman PH
2016 “Sound in Our Head”The GedAze Project/Bliss on Bliss Art Projects
Common Thread / The Drawing Room Contemporary Art
Paper and Layers / Cultural Center of The Philippines
Sound in Her Head/ The GedAze Project /Spare Room Project Drawing
Room Contemporary Art
“Case Studies”Found Bound Rebound / Topaz Arts NY,NY
2014 Promdi-Archipelago/ ACAW 10th ed. Bliss on Bliss Art Projects NY,NY
2013 Eco-Logic /Las Vegas Center for Contemporary Arts
2012 In This Place We Live 2/ M55 Art Gallery LIC NY
NYFA Bootstrap Festival /Clemente Soto Velez NY
Conversations with Mars/Trans-Glocal /Bliss on Bliss Art Projects NY
2011 In This Place We Live / M55 Gallery LIC NY
Eye of the Beholder / LICA LIC, NY
2010 VIA MAIL/Capitana Gallery, Philippines
LEAP /La Mama Galleria , NY,NY
2009 A Night of 1001 Prints / M55 Art Gallery LIC, NY.
Return to Paradise / ARIAS Artspace, Makati, Philippines
When you say nothing at all / ARIAS Artspace, Makati, Philippines
2005 Manila to Williamsburg / Goliath Space Brooklyn NY
2002 Mono-Print / Miriam Perlman Gallery. Chicago IL.
2001 A is for Abstract La MAMA Galleria, NY
2000 Printmakers show / The Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn NY.
1997 At the edge.... / Cendrillon, NY, NY
1995 Successful Series / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago IL.
1992 Continuing an Idea / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1991 Repeated Surfaces / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1989 Applied Surfaces / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago IL.
Developing an Idea / Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1987 ASEAN Preview / Kulay- Diwa Gallery, Philippines
5th ASEAN Youth / National Museum, Singapore
MALVAR Artists / Museum of Baguio, Philippines
1986 Filipino Contemporary Artists / Ayala Museum, Philippines
1991 Best in Show / Spirit of New Jersey, JC, NJ.
1988 Jackson Pollock Memorial Scholarship/Art Students League NY
1987 Top Five / ASEAN Youth Painting Delegation Singapore
1990 Art Students League, NY, NY
1987 PWU School of Fine Arts, Philippines
Gallery Representation Past and Current
The Drawing Room Contemporary Art, Manila Philippines
Multiple Impressions, NY, NY.
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
My current practice has its origins in textiles. When I was young I watched my mother recycle old fabrics and use various techniques to give the old fabrics new life. Living in NYC nearly half of my lifetime, a realization came to me after spending several years in Manila working on projects, the contrast of poverty versus waste. Haunted by possession and disposal, discarded materials eventually became my focus.
My textile-based works are stitched prints sourced out by rubbing, hammering on objects and scratching onto any surface with texture from among the scattered detritus, walls, streets and pavements of my neighborhood in Sunnyside, NY. I also collect things, discarded intentionally or incidentally, and my migratory history includes a movement of physical things. Gathered, transferred and bound for the creation of a totally new object Alluding to peculiar periods of things when their “original” function for which they are constructed for is no longer such. Rather, they are reconfigured to suit a new design amongst many permutations.
Extending life beyond an object’s predisposed function.
A way of collecting artifacts from people’s lives, and repurposing textiles and various materials into my artistic process
Textile becomes a realm of memory in which I weave my narratives into my object making through material that thread through seemingly separate, even disparate, worlds.
Discarded materials were always possessions at some point like transitory sculptures and their momentary existence in some way is similar to my ambivalent state.
A transposition of experiences made possible by migration and settlement.