I have a couple pieces in this years Crocker Art Auction. The one on the right will be in the LIVE AUCTION. It's a painting I made during my residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE in 2018.
Had a nice time being part of the panel discussion with other artists in the exhibitions at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
I have two pieces in the Diptych/Triptych exhibition at Manifest in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show opened April 15th and will run till May 13th. There will be an artist panel discussion on May 12th from 5:30 - 8PM EDT.
These two pieces were recently juried into the Diptych/Triptych Exhibition at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH that will run from April 15 to May 15, 2022. These were pieces made from old book covers and displayed on a small ledge. The works were made during my residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, LA in 2019.
This is a current painting that I started a week ago. I've been trying to incorporate my time on the water kayaking into my work somehow. With this piece I thought about Filipino diaspora and our family coming to the U.S. over the ocean from Japan where I was born and where we lived. It also touches on the Philippines being an islands and Filipino's relationship to water. It's still a work in progress, but I'm happy with the water connection so far.
The Filipino segment shot in New Orleans is the first in the Take Out doc-series with Lisa Ling on HBO. The segment was directed by Lisa Yadao and my swimmers were animated by Julia Liu. It's a quick animated piece using my swimmers to illustrate the Filipino's jumping off a Spanish ship. My 7 seconds of fame, ha!
My swimmers that I made during my residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana will make a brief appearance on Lisa Ling's documentary series, TAKE OUT, on HBO Max. One segment in the series is about Filipino food and takes place in New Orleans. The swimmers and a few other pieces were used where the narrator talks about Filipino's jumping ship when the Spanish Galleons sailed into Acapulco, and as a transition to Manila Village. Thanks to Director and fellow Filipino, Lisa Yadao for connecting with me and supporting my work made in NOLA. Thank you Animator, Julia Liu for giving the swimmers life.
The swimmers were made from water buffalo hide and the shadow cast from their arms replicated the jaws of an alligator. The swimmer installation was shown at my solo exhibition titled, Kit Pa Ca Filé Bayou in 2019 at Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia.
Pulled this older painting out the other day and it just didn't resonate with me so I had to rework it a bit. Still in progress.
William Ishmael and Laurence Campling came out to my studio to shoot an interview with me for the Crocker-Kingsley Artist Interview Series. Had a great time chatting with them both. It's always after the fact that you wonder if what you said made sense or was I just rambling, ha! Look forward to seeing the final edit.