UP CFA Student Exhibition 2017

UP Fine Arts Gallery holds Annual Students’ Show The UP College of Fine Arts Annual Students Exhibition 2017 will be open to the public from February 14 to March 3, 2017 at the UP Fine Arts Gallery.

The exhibit features paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs and digital art produced by UP College of Fine Arts students who responded to an open call for submissions.

The college offers undergraduate Fine Arts programs in Visual Communication, Industrial Design, Painting, Sculpture, Art History and Art Education and a Master of Fine Art degree program.
The UPCFA first started holding annual exhibitions of students’ works in the 1970s, during the deanship of National Artist Jose Joya. The UP Fine Arts Gallery is continuing this tradition of exhibiting undergraduate works from its various departments in a single show.

An opening reception will be held at 6 pm on February 17, 2017, Friday. The exhibit runs up to March 3, 2016. The UP Fine Arts Gallery is located at Bartlett Hall, Emilio Jacinto St., University of the Philippines Diliman 1101, Quezon City. For inquiries, please contact Ms. Glory Jane Moron at 920.9910 (telefax) or 0920.1253393. Email inquiries may be sent to upcfinearts@gmail.com.

“To Bind and Unbind” by Ninel Constantino

On view from January 20 to February 8, 2017, ‘To Bind and Unbind’ presents
installation works by visual artist Ninel Constantino.

Through this exhibition, Constantino delves into the ritual of weaving as a metaphor for memory: a meditative process where the intertwining motions of warp and weft mirror the overlapping acts of remembering and forgetting, traveling through time.

The artist returns to objects of personal significance, using them as both loom and material for creating intricate memorials to places, people and encounters from the past. The resulting installations merge object video and sound, inviting the viewer to explore the stories woven within things.

‘To Bind and Unbind’ is an MFA degree show and Constantino’s 10th solo exhibition. Constantino is a faculty member of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, teaching courses in industrial design at the Department of Visual Communication. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, major in Industrial Design

She worked as a Senior Designer and Assistant to the Executive Director at the Community Crafts Association of the Philippines and as a Senior Product Designer and Design Coordinator at Karrot Design Studio, based in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Constantino has held nine solo exhibitions and has participated in various group shows since 2008.

The exhibit opens on January 20 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. at the UP Fine Arts Gallery, located at Bartlett Hall, Emilio Jacinto St., University of the Philippines Diliman 1101, Quezon City.  For inquiries, please contact Gilda Sychingiok at920.9910 (telefax) or 0943.4546204. Visit www.cfa.upd.edu.ph or email upcfinearts@gmail.com for more updates.


ArtGifts 2016:an exhibition-sale of works by UPCFA faculty members

The University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (UPCFA) continues to share art with the UP community this Christmas season through ArtGifts 2016, an exhibition-sale of works by UPCFA faculty members. This year’s ArtGifts 2016 features drawings, illustrations, paintings, prints, photographs, digital art, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, and other small works contributed by faculty members from the Departments of Studio Art, Visual Communication and Theory. Opening reception for ArtGifts 2016 is on December 2, Friday, 6 p.m. at the UP Fine Arts Gallery, located at Bartlett Hall, Emilio Jacinto St., University of the Philippines Diliman 1101, Quezon City. The exhibition-sale will be open to the public up to December 13 (Tuesday). For inquiries, please contact Gilda Sychingiok at 920.9910 (telefax) or 0943.4546204. Visit www.cfa.upd.edu.ph or email upcfinearts@gmail.com for more updates.


Beyond My Body: A solo exhibition of new works by Ambie Abaño

Visual artist and UP College of Fine Arts faculty member Ambie Abaño re-mounts her solo exhibition, titled Beyond My Body, at the UP Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition opens on November 8 (Tuesday), 4:00 p.m. Featuring large-scale prints on translucent textile and engraved Tanguile wood, the exhibition reflects on the temporal nature of the body and ponders on the essence of eternal selfhood lying within the deeper self: the spirit. In this exhibition, Abaño wields material binaries to represent dual states of being: images in engraved wood present the body in its various stages of deterioration, while images produced from layers of translucent tulle exemplify the ethereal qualities of the spirit. Beyond My Body will be on view from November 3 to 25. It was first exhibited from August 11 to September 5, 2016 at Finale Art File in Makati City. Abaño will hold an artist’s talk on November 10 (Thursday), 2:30 p.m., at the UP Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition was funded by the UP System Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant and will be on view at the UP Fine Arts Gallery, Bartlett Hall, E. Jacinto St., UP Diliman up to the 25th of November, 2016. For inquiries, contact Gilda Sychingiok at 920.9910 (telefax) or 0943.4546204.

Spatial Halo-Halo

An exhibition of works by UP College of Fine Arts, Department of Visual Communication

UP Fine Arts Gallery, The Corredor, Bartlett Hall. E. Jacinto St.

Exhibit opens on October 7 (Friday), 6:00 p.m.

 

Spatial Halo-Halo showcases art and design works of faculty members from the UP College of Fine Arts Department of Visual Communication. Over the years, the exhibition has become a department tradition to showcase different creative practices and interests of the faculty of the Visual Communication and Industrial Design programs. More than 30 artists will be contributing recent works, including ceramics, design, drawings, illustrations, painting, photographs, prints, and sculptures.

 

This year’s Spatial Halo-Halo coincides with and celebrates the 90th birth year of Filipino cartoonist Larry Alcala, who founded the UPCFA Department of Visual Communication and served as its chairperson. 

 

Contact info: Gilda Sychingiok, 920.9910 (telefax) or 0943.4546204.

Open to the public

A Visual Diary: Impressions and Reflections

The experience of grief often pushes people towards habit-forming binges. For Prof. Garalde, however, the experience of negative emotions is channeled into creative energy. The show is a visual diary of his experiences and memoirs: from the loss of his wife of 42 years; impressions of odd characters encountered during his travels; influential personalities of his childhood; well-known landmarks in the country and abroad as well as picturesque seascapes. These are captured in Garalde’s distinctively intricate style and vivid color palette.

The exhibit marks Prof. Garalde’s final year in serving the University of the Philippines. He has taught at the UP College of Fine Arts for over 43 years, dedicating his life to honing young artists by teaching and developing core courses and photography subjects. As an administrator, he was the former College Secretary, Chairperson of the Department of Visual Communication, and a proponent of the CFA’s Industrial Design program. He retired in 2013 and continued teaching as a Professorial Lecturer since then.

The exhibit also offers a glimpse of the show titled Available Light, a 1981 photo exhibition by students mentored by Prof. Garalde. The exhibit travelled to the Hyatt Terraces in Baguio, the University of Baguio, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1982.

The exhibition is open to the public. For inquiries, contact Gilda Sychingiok at 920.9910 (telefax) or 0943.4546204.

 

Layers

Layers, an exhibition of works from the SFA 193 (Electronic Art Projects) class of Riza Romero, will be on view up to April 4 at the UP Fine Arts Gallery Foyer.

The exhibits features works consisting of both static and moving images. These were produced using different processes in digital media, such as using raster to vector work spaces, photographic manipulation, building images pixel by pixel, composing still images, and editing or animating video and its effects.

The exhibit will be on view up to April 4, 2016. You can view the digital videos by following this link.

Layers and the UP College of Fine Arts Annual Students Exhibition 2016 opened last March 11 and will be on view until April 4, 2016.

The UP Fine Arts Gallery is located at Bartlett Hall, Emilio Jacinto St., University of the Philippines Diliman 1101, Quezon City. For inquiries, please contact Gilda Sychingiok at 920.9910 (telefax) or 0943.4546204. for more details, you can email upcfinearts@gmail.com.

The UP College of Fine Arts Annual Students Exhibition 2016 will be open to the public from March 11 to April 4, 2016 at the UP Fine Arts Gallery.

The exhibit features paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs and digital art produced by undergraduate students who responded to an open call for submissions. The exhibit is curated by Prof. Benjie Cabangis.

The participating artists are Laura Jermina R. Abejo, Samuel Bien Sandro T. Astejada, Joseph Luigi B. Almuena, Rhey Kenneth Balasanos, Rojan Elmo C. Barcelon, Samuel Bien Sandro T. Astejada, Kean A. Barrameda, Ranier L. Biglang-Awa, Camille M. Cabatingan, Ian Cadiong, Venus Mar E. Caparal, Jomari B. Caya, Shawn Michael Dalida, Job Abednego Y. David, Carlo P. De Laza, Tammy B. De Roca, John Paul Diciembre, Marius Joseph E. Dideles, Gabrielle R. Encarnacion, Ianna Oda Pauline Engaño, Babylyn G. Fajilagutan, John Gaño, Eeron Kenzo E. Has, Renz Lee, Francheska Rae Z. Lirio, Raphael Lawrence S. Marcos, Naomi B. Mendoza, Edilberto Lorenzo R. Morelos, Jr., Anton R. Nartea, Earl Nicolai B. Navarro, Faye Louise L. Pamintuan, Bryan S. Pollero, Gabrielle Marie C. Prado, Vincent Ryan M. Ramos, Lance Jericho E. Reblando, Therese Nicole M. Reyes, Abraham B. Rodriguez, Jamaica Maida P. Rosal, Julio Romualdo B. San Jose, Gian Paolo C. Santos, Jonathan V. Santos, Sarah M. Toraldo, Raffy Ugaddan, Gabriela Isobelle Niña N. Vaño, Salvador Luis L. Varron, Christian C. Veloira, Hayme Vincent Zulaybar, Michael D. Yam, Gilchrist C. Yap, Jr., Aidan Blaise I. Zamora, and students from the SFA 193 (Electronic Art) class of Riza Romero.

An opening reception will be held at 5 pm on Friday, March 11. The exhibit runs up to April 4, 2016.

The UPCFA first started holding annual exhibitions of students’ works in the 1970s, during the deanship of National Artist Jose Joya. The UP Fine Arts Gallery is continuing this tradition of exhibiting undergraduate works from its various departments in a single show.

The UP Fine Arts Gallery is located at Bartlett Hall, Emilio Jacinto St., University of the Philippines Diliman 1101, Quezon City. For inquiries, please contact Gilda Sychingiok at 920.9910 (telefax) or 0943.4546204. for more details, you can email upcfinearts@gmail.com.

Golden jubilarians belonging to the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (UPCFA) Batch 1966 celebrate five decades of practice in the exhibition titled Comrades in Art ’66.

Comrades in Art ’66 opens on February 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Corredor, UP Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit is part of the Fine Arts Week and will run up to March 5, 2016.

The exhibit features works by Johnny Altamonte, Armand Bacaltos, Heber Bartolome, Glenn Bautista, Santiago Bose, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Ernie Canlas, Lito Carating, Romeo Carlos, Antonio Daroy, Emmanuel Garalde, Tony Pajaro, Menchu Pascual, Pablo Baen Santos, Hermisanto, Roy Veneracion, Lynett Villariba, Nestor Vinluan and Junyee.

The diverse range of works in the show underscores the various areas of visual arts practice that this batch pursued over the decades. Several of the country’s top abstractionists come from this generation, as represented by the works of Lito Carating, Antonio Daroy, Roy Veneracion and former UPCFA Dean and Professor Emeritus Nestor Vinluan. Also present are works from several pioneering practitioners in assemblage, multimedia, and installation art using indigenous materials, including Santiago Bose, Hermie Santos, and Junyee, who was the UP CFA’s Tanglaw ng Sining alumni awardee in 2013.

Others are also distinguished by their historical contributions to progressive and protest art, such as Pablo Baen Santos, who belongs to the first generation of Social Realists, and Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, whose lifelong work as an artist and researcher contributed to the rise of feminist consciousness in Philippine art.

The exhibit offers the rare opportunity to see works by Johnny Altamonte, Glenn Bautista, and Spain-based Antonio Pajaro as well as artists who pursued their practice of the visual arts alongside other disciplines, such as journalist Lynett Villariba and musician Heber Bartolome.

Some of the participating artists are current faculty members of the UPCFA. Bacaltos was a founding member of the UP Artists Circle while Garalde was the former College Secretary and Chairman of the Department of Visual Communications. Several such as Canlas, Carlos and Pascual also play an active role in the university and college’s alumni associations.

Comrades in Art '66 opens simultaneously with Jeff Dizon's solo exhibition of new paintings, titled Gnashing of Teeth, at the UP Fine Arts Gallery Foyer.

The exhibit openings will be preceded by the college’s ground breaking ceremony for its new Art and Design Hall at 5 p.m, to be built beside the existing grounds of Bartlett Hall.

The UP Fine Arts Gallery is located at Bartlett Hall, Emilio Jacinto St., University of the Philippines Diliman 1101, Quezon City. For inquiries, please contact Gilda Sychingiok at 981.8732, 920.9910 (telefax), or 981.8500 local 3977. Visitwww.cfa.upd.edu.phor emailupcfinearts@gmail.comfor more updates.

This exhibition brings together a UP College of Fine Arts alumni batch, now pursuing visual art through full or part-time practice, education and other related fields.


The peanut pod, then an anecdotal detail of memorable class critiques, has now become a trope for this group to represent the power of the individual artist to persuade others to subscribe to an assertion, however sound or outrageous it may seem at the moment. This comes with the outlook that art is not only a matter of “what” and “where”, but as much a matter of “when”.

The University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Fine Arts has a long and prestigious history of producing National Artists as well as art practitioners who are not only at the echelons of the art world but have provoked and provided different, vibrant visual articulations.

This month celebrating the arts and culture, UP Fine Arts Gallery will host an exhibit of the works of select four alumni of the college. Entitled “Four Generations of UP Fine Arts Graduates,” this exhibit showcases the different paths taken by the artists.

Opening on February 2, Monday at 6 pm, the UP Fine Arts Gallery will exhibit the works of National Artist Benedicto Cabrera, Araceli Limcaco Dans, Janice Young, and Issay Rodriguez.

National Artist Benedicto Cabrera, also known as BenCab, shall be exhibiting a couple of his bronze sculptures.He is revered as an icon in the Philippine art scene. He was among those who pioneered in the 70s for addressing social and political issues, as well as exploration of Filipino identity. He is acclaimed for his draftsmanship in expressing universal human sympathies and everyday narrative drama. BenCab engages his vision in a different medium in this exhibit. His engagement on social issues is still apparent on his subjects albeit rendered into bronze. For his numerous achievements, BenCab was conferred a doctorate in Humanities, honoriscausa, by his alma mater, the University of the Philippines.

Araceli Limcaco Dans, an exponent of Philippine realist painting, was mentored by two Philippine National Artists, Fernando Amorsolo and Guillermo Tolentino, while studying at the College of Fine Arts of the University of The Philippines, where she graduated from in 1950. She shall be showing three works that exemplify her delicate and confident brush strokes that render the canvas into a multitude of detailed textures. Aside from her apparent capabilities as an artist, she is also an astute educator having set up the Arts Education Program of the Ateneo de Manila Grade School and established the College of Fine Arts of the Philippine Women's University.

Janice Liuson-Young graduated cum laude with a degree on Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in Visual Communications in 1986. After graduation, she worked as an illustrator, and as a designer of clothes and toys for children.In 1999, Janice had her first solo exhibit of works which kickstarted a vibrant exhibition presence here and abroad. Janice is critically acknowledged for her ability to paint or draw the human form, as well as the keen eye and depth of emotion with which she brings her subjects to life. Her works often explore the large themes of faith, despair and hope. She is likewise known for her depictions of children, still preciously innocent, trying to make sense of the world. Her works in this exhibit explore the delicate petals juxtaposed with poses from youngballerinas who are budding into their dance aspirations. From 2005, Janice has been the Associate Dean of the FEATI University School of the Fine Arts, where she helps mentor some of the next exciting wave of Filipino artists.

The youngest among the five generations, Issay Rodriguez obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of the Philippines, Diliman and was awarded the Outstanding Thesis Award and GawadTanglaw upon graduation in 2013. She also studied as an exchange scholar at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris under the auspices of the French Government. She has exhibited her works in Hanoi, Ho Chi Mihn City, Manila and Paris. Issay Rodriguez currently lives and works in Marikina City, Philippines.

The proceeds shall be for the enhancement of the computer equipment of UP Fine Arts.

For more information, please contact Ms. Gilda at (02)9209910.

Two prolific artists and educators form the Department of Studio Arts engages the public with their new shows. The Gauze Project by Prof. Benjie Cabangis and Prof. Marco Ruben Malto II's Siete Estaciones will run til December 2, 2014.

Huling Balita

Professor Neil Doloricon has mounted his new one-man show entitled Huling Balita. The show will run from October 11 to 30, 2014 at the NOVA gallery, Warehouse 12 A La Fuerza Plaza Compound, Chino Rocess Ave., Makati City

UP CFA opens exhibit on visual artists as public intellectuals

The University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts presents “Creating Identities: CFA Artists as Public Intellectuals”, an exhibition of contemporary art works and archival materials organized as part of the interdisciplinary conference titled “Intellectuals, the Public Arena, and the Nation.”

The conference commemorates the 150th birth anniversaries this year of two important intellectuals during the Philippine revolutionary period against early 20th century colonialism, namely, Apolinario Mabini and Isabelo de los Reyes.

The exhibit opens on September 22, 4:30 p.m. and will be on view up to October 10, 2014 at the Corredor Gallery, Bartlett Hall, Emilio Jacinto Street, Diliman Quezon City.

The exhibition reflects on how the Philippine artist has assumed the role of public intellectual at different historical points. Thinking beyond the academe, CFA artists as public intellectuals continue to create new social interventions and craft identities through art.

It features selected archival materials and original contemporary art works by participating artists Leo Abaya, Buen Abrigo, Benjie Cabangis, Jef Carnay, Cian Dayrit, Leslie de Chavez, Leonilo Doloricon, Roberto Feleo, Marco Ruben T. Malto II, Jamel Joseph Obnamia, Renan Ortiz, and Manolo Sicat.

Encompassing several generations of visual artists, the exhibition explores different historical themes that have persisted from the early 20th century to the present-day Philippines: emerging movements in response to folk spirituality and nationalism; the connections between colonial history and the continuing past; and the artist as an agent for social change.

The conference “Intellectuals, the Public Arena, and the Nation” is organized by the UP College of Mass Communication, in partnership with the Archeological Studies Program, College of Arts and Letters, College of Fine Arts, College of Music, College of Social Science and Philosophy, and the School of Labor and Industrial Relations. It will be held from September 22 to 24 at the College of Arts and Letters Claro M. Recto Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman.

For more information on the conference, please send an email to filipinointellectuals150@gmail.com, visit www.facebook.com/intellectuals150 or call the secretariat at 920-6864.

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