May 2017 Fil-Am Directory
Driven by Janna Langholz the "Filipino American Artist Directory is an initiative to bring more visibility to Fil/Am artists working and living in the US."
So proud to be a part of this!
November 3, 2015 Eureka!
UNC’s Process Series Presents
New works by UNC MFA in Art alumni
Curated by Jina Valentine + the Curatorial Practices Class
November 12-December 12
John and June Allcott Gallery
With opening reception and artist talkback Thursday, November 12
Reception 5:30-8pm; talkback at 6pm
Artists included in this exhibition : Emily Beck, Kyle Bravo, James Cicatko, Isabel Cuenca, Travis Donovan, Jessica Dupuis, Ali Halperin, Minjin Kang, Mijoo Kim, Cat Manolis, Lydia McCarthy, Jessye McDowell, Katy Mixon, Chris Musina, Jason Osborne, Eric Pickersgill, Lauren Salazar, MJ Sharp, Damian Stamer, Stacy Spencer Stonestreet, William Thomas, Antoine Williams, Gesche Würfel
Chapel Hill, NC—Eureka: the moment of inspiration, innovation, peripety, shift. In the graduate art studio, this moment unites exhilaration and fear. The Aha! moment may come from experiments with new materials, techniques, or narratives, or from reimagining and reassessing what, why, and how things are made. Letting go of the familiar is frightening—but when we do it, we make space for reinvention and flux. Eureka! will exhibit works by two dozen of UNC’s MFA in Art alumni, showcasing their graduate school turning points alongside their current work.
August 8, 2015 Bahay
Opening reception with Matt Manalo
“BAHAY” encompasses the nature of Matt and Isabel’s own subjectivity, relationship with nature, religious practice, and ethnicity. Their influences stem from Philippine folklore, to colonialism, and current cultural practices in both the micro, intimate, interior environment of the home; and its position within external environment of the community though a worldwide lens.
May 8, 2015: Satis House
“When the house and clocks stopped all together.” Satis House is a paradigm of stagnation. It is architecture that suffers and decrepit as time migrates forward. It becomes the artifact of loss – of structures weathered down to its bare bones. Satis House explores decay as an aftermath of loss. Cuenca alters and combines cyanotype print illustrations and photographic sources to create formal collages, paper constructs and painting assemblages in the lens of a geometric abstract painter. The manipulation process of collaging and folding allows shapes and symbols to lose their real-world connotations and opens the possibility of existing in the realm of fiction. The use of paper is both weighted and light. It can hold its shape, at the same time bend to the force of the creator. It complicates the ideas of the identity the forms take on and their existence in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional space.
November 13 - 16, 2014: The Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition & Conference (VIVA ExCon) 13th biennale, Bacolod City, Philippines
Curated by: Dr. Patrick Flores
October 28 2014: I did a quick interview with outsider artist Joel Lorand on his piece featured in One of a Kind: Artwork from the Collection of Stephanie Smither. I couldn't have been more happy with the results:
Art League Houston: Q&A with Joel Lorand
July 2014: Hyperallergic Labs: Take Back Tuesday Submission
March 3-7, 2014: Where Lost Boys Gather
Daily Tarheel Q&A
November 5, 2013: The Power of Habit Exhibition Carrboro, NC
August 23-24, 2013: The Menil/Fiest Project at Inman Gallery
2012: I was approached earlier this year to create a couple of commission pieces for the office of Renu Khator, the president at The University of Houston. I am happy to announce that the pieces are finally on display.