BIO

Born - 1988 in Batangas, Philippines

Currently lives/works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2016 - MFA Candidate | New York Academy of Art, NY

2015 - Continuing Education Class | Intimate Narrative Painting by Michelle Doll | NYAA, NY

2015 - BFA Painting |  Brigham Young University - Hawaii

2015 - Portrait Painting program, Studio Escalier, Argenton-Chateau Paris, France

2004 - 2007 BS Architecture, BFA - Advertising | Batangas State University, Philippines

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

• TRIBECA BALL, New York Academy of Art, NY, 2017

• DECK THE WALLS, New York Academy of Art, NY, 2016

• SKETCH POD Group Show, Arte Pintura Gallery, Manila, Philippines, 2015

• ATLAS | Faces of Polynesia, BFA - Senior Thesis Show, BYU-Hawaii, 2015

• WHAT’S YOUR SIGN, Typography Show, BYU-Hawaii, 2014

• DVA XOO Group Show, BYU-Hawaii, 2013

• ART ASIA Gallery, Pasig, Phils., 2011

• ALEGORIA Group Show, Lipa City, Batangas, Phils., 2011

• 1st SOLO SHOW, Museo de Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas, Phils., 2008

• RE-VISION, SM Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas, Phils., 2007

• LAPIS GROUP SHOW, Museo de Lipa, Lipa City, Batangas, Phils., 2007

• THEMA ARTS SOCIETY, Group Show, Batangas, Phils., 2006

AWARDS

• Academy Scholar Merit Award, New York Academy of Art,  2016

• Yamagata Scholarship, Summer 2012 & Spring 2015

• BYU-Hawaii Visual Arts Scholarship, 2012-2015

• Philippine Art Awards, Semi Finalist, 2008

 

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
— Martha Graham

Contact

rjgualberto@gmail.com