Category: Artist Profile

Marites Olivares Eusoya: Enthusiastically Explores All Mediums

Marites Olivares Eusoya is a three-year post-kidney-transplant survivor, based in Oton town in Iloilo Province. She’s a 49-year-old mother of two boys, with the youngest diagnosed with slight autism syndrome. Marites Olivares Eusoya and Her Art Her art is quite complex because during her childhood, her interest was in fashion designing. She ventured into the […]

Dr. Melanie Jane Ausan-Tendencia: Believes in the Power of Art to Heal

Dr. Melanie Jane Ausan-Tendencia is an Infectious Disease Specialist who encounters microorganisms up close in patients and in the laboratories. She’s a member of the After Clinic Group (“ACG”) and was part of their landmark “Positive Ions” group exhibition. Sheused to paint with words only, but she was encouraged by the ACG doctor-artists to engage […]

Jonas Mark Siva

Jonas Mark Siva says his art is basically a way for his audience to know or understand themselves and the world around them. “For me, art is an expression of the viewer’s own self,” says Siva, who is originally from the town of San Joaquin in southern Iloilo Province, but is now based in Oton […]

Vincent Bulahan

Vincent Bulahan hails from the town of Pontevedra in Capiz Province, but is currently based in Iloilo City, where he works for a bank. He is a graduate of Sancta Maria Mater Et Regina Seminarium, in Cagay, Roxas City, with a B.A. in Philosophy degree. “Drawing and painting were my hobbies even during my elementary […]

Norman Acedera

Norman Acedera is a native of New Lucena Town in south-central Iloilo Province. He considers himself a Modern Minimalist who loves to use mixed-media for his artworks. Acedera is known – among other artistic signifiers – for barehandedly engraving his signature on his stainless-steel works. He has won several local awards, especially for his furniture-making. […]

Jimmy Abelarde Jr

Jimmy Abelarde Jr. is a freelance festival artist based in Iloilo City. The youngest of three siblings, the 29-year-old supports himself by being a self-employed cellphone technician working in a shopping mall downtown. “At the age 20, I tried to be an independent individual to experience how to live without asking my parents for money […]

Jan Christian T. Palma

Jan Christian T. Palma, from Miag-ao Town in southern Iloilo Province, is a fresh graduate of B.S. in Architecture from the Iloilo Science and Technology University in Lapaz District, Iloilo City. “Art is a medicine. It allows healing for the sick in all aspects – mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually,” he says. “Art for […]

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